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Looking Backwards at the Future: Exploring the Deepest Oceans

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Guest Speakers | Lecture Archive 2013 | Oceanography

Looking Backwards at the Future: Exploring the Deepest Oceans

Lecture date: July 9, 2013.

In 1960 Captain Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard dove the bathyscaph Trieste to the deepest place in the world, the Challenger Deep, at 35,840 feet in the Mariana Trench. However, it was not until fifty-two years later that this dive was repeated when filmmaker James Cameron dove his one-person Deepsea Challenger at the same location. Walsh was a member of Cameron’s deep dive expedition in 2012 and has been involved with the design, construction, and operation of submersibles for more than a half century. Bathyscaphs, or “deep boats,” were pioneered in the mid-1930s by Swiss professor Auguste Piccard. In a lecture at the Aquarium on July 9, 2013, Walsh spoke about his many experiences in exploring the deep ocean.

Video Posted: August 1, 2013 | Running time: 56:50



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