The research vessel Falkor has recently completed a three-week mission off the coast of Costa Rica, during which it gathered data, discovered new species, and took more incredible pictures of the life at the ocean floor.
In 2009, Kerry McPhail descended Jacques Cousteau-style towards the Axial Volcano, inside the cramped, 30-year-old little submarine DSV Alvin, with a pilot and another scientist. Four hundred and eighty kilometres off the coast of Oregon, they were collecting tubeworms, bacterial mats and bivalves living near a deep sea volcanic vent….
Meet the Exosuit. It’s a $600,000 atmospheric diving suit capable of taking a human 300m underwater at surface pressure, and it’s the first of its kind. If you have dramatic music handy, you should go ahead and play it, because this thing is insane.