Civil Air Patrol assists in locating buoys in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary received an assist from the Civil Air Patrol to find buoys missing or displaced due to Hurricane Irma. The aerial photographs will guide sanctuary managers in replacing important informational buoys and mooring balls in protected areas.
Marker buoys are used to delineate Sanctuary Preservation Areas, Ecological Reserves, Special-use Research Only Areas, Wildlife Management Areas and sites on the Shipwreck Trail. The sanctuary also provides nearly 500 mooring buoys as an alternative to anchoring, which can break and damage coral.
Gena Parsons, 305-809-4694, firstname.lastname@example.org