Exploring a Future Sanctuary

February 15, 2023

Tom Bright, retired Oceanography Professor, Texas A&M University

For three decades, between 1960 and 1990, researchers explored the reefs and fishing banks off Texas and Louisiana using scuba tanks and submarines. They even contemplated installing an underwater habitat that would allow them to live and work underwater for extended periods of time. All this was done largely to satisfy their curiosity, but also to protect and conserve. The end result? Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary! Join us for a trek down memory lane with Tom Bright, father of the Flower Garden Banks.