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Wounded warriors are helping to replant endangered staghorn coral off a beach in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The expedition was led by Nova Southeastern University’s reef restoration program, and organized by South Florida-based DiveBar, a dive group for lawyers, and Diveheart, a global organization that assists disabled divers. The outing was part of a new program, Restore Our Oceans Together (ROOT), aimed at drawing attention to the region’s ailing reefs by providing new caretakers: wounded vets.

Diveheart Wounded warriors tend to ailing Florida coral reefs

Read the entire news articles online at the Miami Herald or Stars and Stripes.

View or download article PDF from the South Florida Sun Sentinel. (Watch video & view article online)

Watch the Restore Our Oceans Together (ROOT) video (Youtube).


Video: (WSVN TV7 South Florida) Wounded Warriors Underwater Tending to Coral Reef