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. Cousteau, grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, timed the mission to both mark the 50th anniversary of a similar long-term study his grandfather conducted, and add a day to the 30-day record set half a century ago. The team returned to land this week, armed with tons of data that will go toward at least 10 research papers on the topic of climate change and the state of our oceans. [PBS; The Miami Herald]
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