It is always exciting to meet new people and to learn about their interests and causes. This weekend was one such example in which I learned about an organization and its powerful cause.
By Dive Training
For nine days in late October, six members of FORCE BLUE worked alongside National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) in coral restoration efforts in the Florida Keys. FORCE BLUE team members successfully lifted and cemented over a dozen coral fragments weighing at least 100 pounds (45.4 kg) back on to the reef, including one 900 pound (408 kg) pillar coral fragment, and collected and reattached hundreds of smaller elkhorn and staghorn coral fragments.