ReefCam installation stalled again

The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station received their underwater reef camera Aug. 30, but it will still be months until a live feed of Navarre’s reef ecosystem will be available to visitors.

WTR-TV, or Watch the Reef TV, will provide a continuous live stream of Navarre Beach’s reef system to a monitor setup at the station as well as the website.

Though installation was initially planned for as early as the end of July, NBMSS Director Charlene Mauro said they were waiting until the end of turtle season.

The final installation will occur between Nov. 1-4, depending on weather.

“We waited almost two years to get the Army Corps of Engineers to approve the permit,” she said. “That was a lengthy process. We would have to do a modification to the permit if we were to try and install during turtle season, and we don’t want to bother with that so we waited.”

Mauro said the camera expands her ability to educate students.

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