It’s Safe Boating Week! If you’re boating, fishing, or diving in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary or other sanctuaries, mooring buoys provide an alternative to anchoring that won’t damage the reef.
In the photo above, a member of the Florida Keys Buoy Team maintains one of the sanctuary’s more than 490 mooring buoys. Learn more about the Buoy Team’s work:
Divers prepare to explore the wreck of the Lusitania, 1935. The Lusitania, a similar design to the more famous Titanic, was a passenger liner sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915 during Germany’s policy of unrestricted submarine warfare around the British isles. The sinking killed over 1,200 people and dramatically increased tensions between the United States and Germany.
Our beautiful one-of-kind killer whale tail during a recent photo shoot with @projectmermaids and @mermaidmakayla8326! The possibilities are endless! We can create anything you like! Follow @mertailor for your daily dose of mermaid magic! #mertailor #themertailor #mermaid #mermaidtail #mermaidvibes #mermaidhair #orca #killerwhale #whale #instastyle #instavideo #projectmermaids #oceanlove #creature #goodvibes #diving #freediving #model #magical #love #freedom #instagram #instalike
Mario Montes was diving when he was suddenly attacked by a shark. Frightened, he prayed to the Virgin of Zapopan. Then the sea got filled with a lot of small fish and other sea creatures which were better to the shark taste. The shark got distracted, and Mario escaped. He thanks the Virgin.