Big Pine Key, Florida – This weekend hundreds of people spent time below the waves for a music festival off the Florida Keys listening to The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine,” the theme to “The Little Mermaid” and other ocean-themed songs.
On Saturday, divers, and snorkelers, many dressed as mermaids or sea creatures, participated in the Lower Keys Underwater Music Festival.
The songs were played through waterproof speakers dangling from boats floating above the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The festival took place about six miles from Big Pine Key at Looe Key Reef.
The event at the continental United States’ only living coral barrier reef raised awareness about reef protection.