Deep-Sea Webcam installed
explorer Robert Ballard
(he found the Titanic) takes us on a mind-bending
trip to hidden worlds underwater, where unexpected life,
resources, even new mountains have been found. He makes a case
for LIVE exploration and serious mapping.
Having made more
than 120 deep-sea expeditions, Ballard asks, "Why
are we ignoring the oceans?... If you compare the budgets: NASA
annual budget would
finance NOAA's for 1,600 years."
Deep Submersion Vehicles: technology that has gotten
Trieste II (DSV-1)
Alvin (DSV 2)
Turtle (DSV 3) & Sea
Nothing of this was in the textbooks when Robert
Ballard went to school. Cruising the Great Rift... "it is
actually pitch black"...
Everything was discovered when looking for something
Theory: since it is absolutely pitch black, photons cannot
reach it so, no
photosynthesis can happen so no plant life and very little animal
life... or so we thought... "and we stumbled on to life forms"
Giant 10 ft tube worms, "had to preserve in vodka.. didn't have
...bacterium living in
clam beds using an alternative to
Chemosynthesis , "none of this is in our textbooks"
Everything represents a 1/10th of 1% glimpse because
that is all we have seen... especially the southern hemisphere... and 50% of USA is beneath the sea and is unexplored...
"we have better maps of Mars." WHY!?" And what's
water 'upside-down' with the pH of Drano...
Santerini, Greece only 2
miles from beachgoers
hydrothermo vent systems...
off Gulf of Mexico, brine pools...
volcanoes of methane...
mud flow driven by methane...
And there is
more human history underwater than in all museums on land
how many ancient mariners have had a bad day? Perhaps millions...
100 years before birth of Christ...
prefab DIY roman temple?
Recent acquisition NOAA naval ship Okeanos explorer
"whose mission is to go where no one has gone before on planet
earth." came online summer 2008...
NOAA Ocean Explorer
to explore unknown America
Enter robotics - and live transmissions of discoveries
discovery is made, a live transmission is sent to the command centers at 12
universities where 90% of oceanic research is going on...
up-linked to the internet going out LIVE to children, via
& Boys and Girls Club of America...
where a kid with no license is taking over control of vehicle
system - (gaming experience does pay off)
Robert Ballard jazzed about a young lady watching exploration
live from thousands of miles away... "a future engineer or
One last question:
"Why are we not looking into moving out to the
We have more ideas about how to colonize the moon.
All resources used for this expose'
video on Ted
in Monterey, California. Duration: 18:19
http://www.jason.org/public/home.aspx jason project
photos of subs
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