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September 08th, 2013 | Author:

Some recent visitors to Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary provided this video footage via YouTube  for public enjoyment.

August 13th, 2013 | Author:

Check out this brief video of  just one of the 30 gulf side beach accessible reefs in Navarre….with more planned.

 

 

August 10th, 2013 | Author:

Committee members and others indicate more and more people are using and enjoying the reef amenities at Navarre Beach Park.   Many reports of abundant sea life on and around the reefs and almost full coverage of the basic reef structures in less than one year since deployment.  Mike Sandler snapped this photo on a recent dive of the Gulf Reef site.

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July 14th, 2013 | Author:

Heads up – you’re on NBMS Candid Camera.

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This guy didn’t seem too shy while swimming around one of the NBMS Gulf Reefs.   He even gave a profile shot.

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May 04th, 2013 | Author:

Just announced by the FL governor Rick Scott is a list of projects that will be funded in Phase 3 of the NRDA Early Restoration. Florida’s Proposed NRDA Phase III Projects total approximately $58 million. Projects SR 26 and SR 27 are within this set of projects

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Gulf snorkeling reef expansion
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Details from which the press release was gathered are in a Federal Register publication released May 6.

March 02nd, 2013 | Author:

You can now find dive signage at the entrance to the park and at each Gulf and Sound Side Pavilions that are closest to the three beach accessible snorkeling and diving reefs.

Navarre Beach County Park Entry

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February 19th, 2013 | Author:

The next Marine Sanctuary Committee meeting will be Monday, February 25 at 6 pm in the Visitor Information Center/Chamber Conference Room.

Below is a list of some of the items we will be discussing:

Marine Sanctuary Committee leadership for 2013
Reef Sponsorship update
Run for the Reef update
Volunteers needed for Fun Fest booth April 26 and 27
Promoting and marketing reefs
Grant opportunities

February 11th, 2013 | Author:

 

Tune into the Weather Channel to see footage of the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary  reef system being installed among other reefing tales.

 

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September 23rd, 2012 | Author:

The reefs are indeed installed and fully visible from the surface. Several Marine Sanctuary Committee members took to the water to check out the reefs up close by diving and snorkeling them. They do look impressive and the fish seemed to be enjoying the new structures already.

Here are some shots taken by Mike Sandler  on one of the first dives of the Gulf Side reefs


One of the reef trees from below
 

Nancy Sandler inspecting a reef
 

Ray hiding in the sand

September 20th, 2012 | Author:

After many weeks of waiting and watching for a good window of weather and sea state, the Reef Maker of Orange Beach installed the last of the Marine Sanctuary Eco System Reefs in the Gulf off of Navarre Beach County Park.   This deployment of reefs completes the set of three reef sites that make up the Marine Sanctuary at Navarre Beach County Park.  Two additional sites  are in Santa Rosa Sound just off the north shore of the park.

The newest reef addition  provide a great snorkel opportunity…and a fun way to cool off  after the October 13th Run for the Reef 5K