Keep up with all of SWARA’s efforts to Create Living Reefs for Generations.
12 Designs Revealed For Second UMA Installation
12 Designs Revealed For Second UMA Installation The Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County (CAA) and South Walton Artificial Reef Association (SWARA) are proud to reveal the twelve sculpture designs selected by jury for [...]
Moon Jellies & Exposure Suits
Moon Jellies & Exposure Suits Late Summer Visitors Every year we see the cycle repeat itself—especially in the mid to late summer months. Well guys, [...]
A Summer of Abundance
A Summer of Abundance Summer 2018 The SWARA team is thrilled to report that it's been the most active summer on the SWARA reefs since [...]
UMA: 2019 Call to Artists
UMA: 2019 Call to Artists The World's Largest Blank Canvas Awaits You Would you consider yourself a "deep" thinker? Are you "down" to create a [...]
Get involved! SWARA hosts and participates in a variety of events throughout the year, both above and below the water.
2018 CCA Banquet & Auction
Coastal Conservation Association Florida [...]
2018 Rags to Riches Regatta
Saturday, June 30, 2018 [...]
Under the Sea Fundraiser
Wednesday, May 8, 2018 [...]
SWARA conducts and facilitates scientific research and data-gathering operations on
its reef sites in an effort to deepen our understanding of habitat restoration and its benefit to our fisheries.
Artificial Reefs: Restoration Beyond Recreation?
Artificial Reefs: Restoration Beyond Recreation? Results are encouraging While artificial marine habitat development helps strengthen our ecosystems and fisheries, it also helps to strengthen our [...]
Red Snapper Distribution
Red Snapper Distribution on Natural Structures and Artificial Habitats in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Critical Habitat Red Snapper are considered a high value species [...]
2017 Aptim Assessment Post-Deployment Observation Report The December 2017 SWARA Aptim Assessment is available for interested parties to download and review. Download PDF File [...]
In the Media
See what others are saying about SWARA’s marine conservation efforts.
UMA Makes CNN Travel
UMA Deployment Covered by CNN Travel Turner Broadcasting's CNN Travel, published coverage of the UMA innaugural reef sculpture deployment on 12 July 2018. Get the full [...]
Lonely Planet Covers UMA
UMA Deployment Covered by Lonely Planet Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guide book publisher, picked up the UMA story, covering the UMA innaugural reef sculpture [...]
National Geographic Features UMA
National Geographic Features UMA National Geographic, a media icon which needs no further introduction, has taken notice of the Underwater Museum of Art. Get the full [...]
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