Help Save the Last Undersea Lab from the Scrap Heap

It's a tiny fraction of NOAA's budget and indispensable as a research station, but its days are numbered.

Several miles offshore from the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, roughly sixty feet below the ocean's surface, sits the last operating undersea research lab in the world, Aquarius. It's been down there for a few decades and has morphed into a living reef, rich with life. This past Saturday six aquanauts dove down into Aquarius' belly for a final week of prolonged deep water research.

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