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Friday, 23 August 2013

Running silent, running deep

Well Bob Ballard is at it again! If you haven't heard of Bob, then shame, for without him, the Titanic wouldn't have been discovered. Whether that's a good thing or not is up to you but for now, he's reading for a deep water expedition to the Cayman trough to see what's down there. The Abyss anyone?

Link: HERE

"Deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard, who discovered the wreck of the Titanic, is leading an expedition to explore the Cayman Trough. Mr. Ballard and Katherine Croff Bell, both of the Ocean Exploration Trust, are heading a team of researchers aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, which docked in the Cayman Islands this week to take on new crew members before sailing to the Cayman Trough on Tuesday."

"The team’s mission is to map the geological, biological, chemical and archaeological aspects of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.  Using remotely operated vehicles Hercules and Argus, the team is taking high definition video, environmental measurements and collecting samples of the ocean floor."