Reef

Reef becomes staple of ecotourism

Reef becomes staple of ecotourism

Kayak fishing enthusiast Bob Boston remembers landing in Pensacola in 2010 the same day as the BP Oil Spill. He was returning from his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. “I was mad. I said I have to do something, and when I get something on my mind, I’m tenacious,” Boston said. Read the full […]

Thousands of sea hares invade reef

Thousands of sea hares invade reef

The invasion slithered along the depths, antenna-like appendages quivering as they sought their prey. Their squishy, frilled and speckled bodies could be seen hunting by the thousands along the sandy bottom of Navarre Beach’s near shore snorkel reefs. This is no alien invasion, but it is certainly unusual, said Navarre Beach Marine Science Station (NBMSS) […]

Reef camera install underway despite rough seas

Reef camera install underway despite rough seas

After three years of waiting, the Gulf of Mexico’s only underwater live feed camera is being installed this week at Navarre Beach’s artificial snorkel reef. The 360-degree camera created by View into the Blue (VITB) is part of the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station’s (NBMSS) expansion, the interpretive center Gulf Coast Discovery Center. The reef […]

Homeschoolers get hands on at science festival

Homeschoolers get hands on at science festival

Hundreds of homeschoolers throughout the Southeast gathered at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station (NBMSS) Friday, Oct. 14 to touch and explore at the Homeschool Ocean Science Mini Festival. The festival featured a variety of learning experiences scattered throughout the station as well as the coast of the Santa Rosa Sound. Visitors hailed from local […]

RFP approval, contract execution next steps in reef project process

RFP approval, contract execution next steps in reef project process

Steps still need to be taken before work begins on two artificial reef projects off Navarre Beach, but according to Navarre Chamber Foundation President Mike Sandler, things continue to move forward. The next step is the contracting process. “There is nothing stopping the county from proceeding with the snorkel reef at Navarre Beach Marine Park,” […]