Published by NatureVideoChannel
on Jul 25, 2012
Just off the coast of Florida, 17 meters below the surface, lies Aquarius – the world’s only operating undersea laboratory. Scientists can live in Aquarius for up to two weeks, giving them plenty of time to study the coral reef community. But with budget struggles ahead, the US Congress may withdraw funding for the lab. Mark Schrope dived down to meet the researchers who are trying to save this iconic underwater base.
Read Mark’s Nature News story: http://www.nature.com/news/end-of-an-age-for-aquarius-1.11058
Aquarius homepage: http://aquarius.uncw.edu/