National Geographic features NOAA's
Aquarius in September 2003 (entered 07/31/03)
is the world's only undersea laboratory dedicated to science that
allows teams of up to 4 scientists and 2 support personnel to live
and work under water for 10 days at a time. This unique facility
is located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key
Largo and is used to conduct research projects important to NOAA
and the Nation. It is managed and operated by the National Undersea
Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington
and has been used for over 70 saturation missions since its redeployment
at Conch Reef in 1992. For more information on the Aquarius, contact
Thomas Potts (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To the right, Dione views a school of fish from the
inside of NOAA's Aquarius, located at 60 ft. under the sea surface.
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