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Underwater memorial honoring veterans to be constructed off Florida Photo

Underwater memorial honoring veterans to be constructed off Florida

A memorial dedicated to United States veterans is set to be constructed underwater off the coast of Tampa, Florida. The memorial will be called the Circle of Heroes and will consist of 24 concrete life-size figures that weigh 1300 pounds each. Organizers hope the 40-foot deep memorial will become a dive destination and bring in revenue to the area. Half the figures are set to be placed by the end of this summer.

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Diver encounters 10 critically endangered sawfish off Florida coast Photo

Diver encounters 10 critically endangered sawfish off Florida coast

Earth Touch News has released a video filmed by diver John Dickinson. The remarkable thing about Dickinson’s video is that is shows the ten sawfish he came across in two different locations of Florida’s Jupiter inlet. The sawfish are a critically endangered shark, and to see that number of them in the span of two locations in quite remarkable.

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Scientists discover method to grow corals up to 50 times faster than in the wild Photo

Scientists discover method to grow corals up to 50 times faster than in the wild

Scientists from Florida’s Mote Tropical Research Laboratory have discovered a technique to grow corals for transplantation 25 to 50 times faster than they would one their own. The technique is known as micro-fragmenting and may help to re-grow corals to transplant onto dead or dying reefs that took centuries to develop.

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