Researchers onboard R/V ANGARI traveled to the Bahamas to assess coral reef health by conducting Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessments (AGRRA) at several dive sites near South Abaco and East Grand Bahama, including some new survey sites that have never been explored before. The team completed hundreds of surveys of corals, reef fish, and more.
A group of students and teachers spent the day aboard R/V ANGARI conducting shark research in Palm Beach County alongside scientists from Florida International University.
Scientists aboard R/V ANGARI spent 9 days in the Western Bahamas studying, tagging, and photo-capturing sea turtles for an ongoing study of fibropapillomatosis, as well as gathering new high-speed biting data from nurse, lemon, and bull sharks in order to help better understand shark morphology, biting, and feeding behaviors.
Researchers from NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program came aboard R/V ANGARI to survey several long-term environmental monitoring sites in the Dry Tortugas National Park, which is part of the NOAA Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Scientists from various backgrounds came aboard to give the Tri-City Trailblazers a hands-on experience in studying different coastal marine environments throughout South Florida.
Participants in the 2018 Oceanography Camp for Girls became oceanographers for the day aboard R/V ANGARI, exploring and implementing numerous scientific methods for studying the marine world.
United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists worked from aboard R/V ANGARI and some small boats to study different sea turtle species and their nesting behaviors in Everglades National Park, as well as research that involved tagging and tracking the animals.
R/V ANGARI served as a support vessel for the filming of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special, Sharkwrecked. In this TV special, shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder teamed up with fellow serviceman and marine survival expert, James Glancy to record what happens when a shipwreck occurs in shark-infested waters.
Teachers throughout South Florida came onboard R/V ANGARI for an educational experience about the use of ocean drifter technology to study ocean currents and the movement of oil and marine debris.
A film crew joined National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (UM) scientists scientists aboard R/V ANGARI to capture the variety of scientific methods used to study the health and fate of coral reefs for ANGARI Foundation's new 360/VR film.