When asked how our beloved underwater lab is doing after Hurricane Irma, Aquarius Director & Biology Professor, Jim Fourqurean said “We know we’re going to get her working again, She’s battered, but she’ll be back.”.
The storm bent the underwater living quarters as well as damaged the outside “wet porch”. The strong winds ripped off the lab’s 94,000-pound life support bouy and sent it flying 14 miles away to Lignum Vitae Channel. The bouy has since been retrieved and is currently under repair. Most importantly, the lab remained intact in it’s horizontal position off Key Largo.
Ultimately, Hurricane Irma was no match for Aquarius. Read the full story here on how our team prepared to secure Aquarius.
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