After Category 5 Hurricane Dorian barreled through the Bahamas in September 2019, researchers from Perry Institute for Marine Science and partner organizations surveyed reef sites in the affected areas of Grand Bahama Island and Abaco.
Researchers conducted Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Reef Assessments (AGRRA) at several dive sites throughout the Abacos and Northwest Bahamas, including some new survey sites that have never been explored before.
Participants in the 2019 Oceanography Camp for Girls became oceanographers for the day, exploring and implementing numerous scientific techniques to study the marine world while onboard R/V ANGARI.
For two days, an army of ocean lovers set out into the ocean to actively restore coral reefs. Recreational scuba divers joined experienced coral restoration practitioners from the Coral Restoration Foundation™ (CRF) to physically outplant critically endangered corals onto degraded reefs. ANGARI Foundation joined these efforts as an Ecosystem Sponsor for the event, and R/V ANGARI served as a dive platform and the primary vessel for transporting corals between nursery and planting sites.
Youth and mentors from the Tri-City Trailblazers team gained hands-on experience with marine science field work led by FIU scientists onboard R/V ANGARI.
Students from the Marine Conservation Club at Wellington Landings Middle School spent the day onboard R/V ANGARI assisting Florida International University (FIU) researchers with shark research and learning about marine science through hands-on activities.
Researchers and citizen scientists spent the day aboard R/V ANGARI conducting shark research offshore Palm Beach County.
"Titan submersible has transported a crew of four on a descent of 3,760 meters, breaking a deep-sea diving record. OceanGate says Titan is the only submersible capable of carrying five people beyond a depth of 3,000 meters." - CompositesWorld
USF scientists seek to characterize the concentrations and isotopic ratios of trace metals in the Gulf Stream, a location of some of the fastest ocean currents on the planet.
During this expedition, R/V ANGARI hosted shark researchers from Florida International University (FIU) and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) for a look at the blacktip shark migration along the cost of Palm Beach County, Florida.