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Dive to the Abyss


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Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Learn about this leader in undersea technology, including its Western Flyer and ROV Tiburon submersibles.

National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF)
Learn about the Alvin and a host of other high-tech subs.

Russia's MIR Submersibles
The MIRs are among the deepest diving subs in the world.

Cayman Islands and the Atlantis Submersibles
Learn about this remarkable undersea region.

Space Adventures
Organization conducting dives to the underwater world of the Rainbow Vents in the depths of the mid-Atlantic.

Monterey Bay Aquarium: Mysteries of the Deep
The Aquarium's exhibit features more than 40 species of animals collected from the depths of the Monterey submarine canyon.

Links and more from researcher Paul H. Yancey.


Broad, William J. The Universe Below : Discovering the Secrets of the Deep Sea. New York: Touchstone, 1998.

Gibbons, Gail. Exploring the Deep, Dark Sea. New York: Little Brown, 2002.

Kunzig, Robert. Mapping the Deep: The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science. New York: WW Norton, 2000.

Van Dover, Cindy Lee. Deep-Ocean Journeys: Discovering New Life at the Bottom of the Sea. New York: Perseus, 1997.

Van Dover, Cindy Lee. The Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.

Exploring Seascapes
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Uncover the mysteries of the abyss

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