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Two Weeks Under the Sea

Aquanauts study the health of marine organisms—by becoming their neighbors.
Publish Date: Topic: Planet EarthPlanet EarthNova
By Kristen Clark

Six miles off the coast of Key Largo and 63 feet below the ocean surface sits the world'€™s only undersea marine laboratory, ”the FIU Aquarius Reef Base. There, researchers from Florida International University, Northeastern University, and MIT recently joined documentarian Fabien Cousteau for Mission 31. The month-long project aimed to study the effects of global warming and ocean acidification on nearby Conch Reef and raise awareness of fragile ocean ecosystems. Follow Liz Bentley Magee, a mission scientist, as she lives, works and sleeps under the sea.

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