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Rescued Endangered Sawfish in Florida Keys Dies in Captivity

On April 5, 2024, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium responded to rescue a distressed smalltooth sawfish after someone called the sawfish hotline; the animal was seen swimming in circles in a Cudjoe Bay canal in the Florida Keys.

Avocet: A Wreck Dive With Never-Ending Surprises

Drop in on this artificial reef off Pensacola, Florida, and prepare to be overwhelmed by schooling pelagic fish.

How to Dive the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail

Nearly two dozen wrecks dot the seafloor from Pensacola to Port St. Joe. Here's how to experience them all for yourself.

30 Iconic Places to Dive in 2024

Sometimes, the hardest part about planning a dive trip is deciding where to go. These are the most exciting destinations at the top of our ever-growing must-dive list.

Pensacola’s Ocean Wind Wreck

Discover why the Ocean Wind wreck, an exploration-worthy artificial reef off the Florida Panhandle, is a favorite among divers of all levels.

Dangerous Jobs: Diving With Alligators and Crocodiles

Conservation work isn’t known for being glamorous, but sometimes it can be as dangerous as it is rewarding. Here’s what it takes to work in a herpetology lab, complete with freediving alongside animals that are 10 times more dangerous to dive with than sharks.

Finding Hope for Florida’s Bleached Corals

Bleached corals are less likely to spawn, a huge cause for concern in Florida after a severe bleaching event recently. But after monitoring last year’s split-spawn activity, we discovered that there still may be hope for a recovery.

The Coral Classroom: A Lesson in Restoring Reefs and Mobilizing Action

Ever wonder what it is like to help with coral conservation? Dive in with editor Kristin Paterakis as she rediscovers the importance of giving back to the underwater community--both corals and the next generation of ocean torchbearers.

I.CARE’s 2nd Annual Trash Derby: Putting Hope in Our Hands

Islamorada non-profit I.CARE will host their 2nd Annual Trash Derby from May 2-5, 2024. Anyone can participate in land or diving clean-ups for FREE to restore Florida’s coral reefs.