FLORIDA KEYS, FL (CBS) -- About 300 divers and snorkelers listened to music beneath the sea Saturday in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, while exploring a portion of continental United States' only living contiguous coral barrier reef.
The quirky underwater concert was staged by a Keys radio station at Looe Key Reef featured music broadcast underwater via speakers suspended beneath boats positioned above the reef.
Ocean-themed songs such as Jimmy Buffett's "Fins," the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine," and the themes from "The Little Mermaid" and television's classic "Gilligan's Island" were featured during the concert.
Some divers pretended to play instruments like a trom-bonefish and clambourine sculpted by Florida Keys artist August Powers.
According to festival founder Bill Becker, the festival is meant to convey the importance of reef preservation and featured announcements describing ways to enjoy the reef while minimizing negative impacts on the marine ecosystem.