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Fabien Cousteau just concluded his 31-day underwater research mission, where six scientists studied coral reefs in a small chamber 20 metres underwater off the coast of Key Largo. The long-term underwater residence gave them a firsthand glimpse of some never-before-seen underwater phenomena, as Cousteau told PBS's Hari Sreenivasan in this all-too-short interview from the ocean floor.

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Jacques Cousteau showed audiences undersea life like they had never seen it before. But just as remarkable as the seascapes he photographed are the vehicles he used to access them: repurposed battleships, saucer-like subs, and of course, the aqualung.

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Water soluble swimwear is either absolutely wonderful or entirely horrifying, but you can decide which it is yourself by watching this video of a trial swim.

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In 1955, Jacques-Yves Cousteau and film director Louis Malle sailed 12,000 nautical miles aboard the Calypso to film the first underwater colour movie. A year later, they showed everyone a whole new world, and the exhilarating freedom of diving.

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There are two experiences in life that never fail to give me pause: riding in a plane, looking at the earth and the patterns of nature and civilisation; and strapping a tank of air and diving in the sea.

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The Bottsand class oil recovery ships cruise just like any other vessel, until they reach an oil spill. Then, they open like Pac-Man, transforming into a machine that can clean the oil from 140 cubic metres of water per hour.

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The ocean is filled with terrifying, deadly predators. Leopard seals - especially this unusually massive one - are chief among them. But as National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen learned last year, not all seals are necessarily out to maul you.