New Challenges for Discovery Await Us

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Multimedia Details Title: New Challenges for Discovery Await Us
Creator: U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Submitted By: Bree Amidon, Alabama Department of Education, Alabama Department of Education

U.S. Space and Rocket Center


Good Morning America's Sam Champion takes us down 65ft. into the ocean to visit Aquarius, the world’s only underwater research laboratory. The lab is located off Key Largo, FL and is dedicated to exploring the many untapped resources that the ocean has to offer. Because the ocean covers three-fourths of the earth’s surface but only 10% of it has ever been explored, many scientists believe that it holds keys to curing certain human illnesses as well as abundant food sources. Ellen Prager, a marine biologist that works at Aquarius, takes us down into the lab and explains how aquanauts (ocean explorers), who live on Aquarius for 2 weeks at a time, are able to study marine life first hand and discover the secrets of what science calls the Last Frontier on Earth.

Length: 04:54
Content Areas: Science
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