Proteus Unveiled: Fabien Cousteau’s underwater ‘Space Station’ could revolutionize ocean research

Sixty feet below the surface of the Caribbean Sea, off the coast of Curaçao, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau and industrial designer Yves Behar want to build the world’s largest underwater research station and habitat. It could forever change how underwater research is done. Their prototype, called Proteus, will be a 4,000-square-foot scientific lab four times larger and […]

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First confirmed underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites found off Australian coast

Ancient submerged Aboriginal archaeological sites await underwater rediscovery off the coast of Australia, according to a study published July 1, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jonathan Benjamin of Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia and colleagues. At the end of the Ice Age, sea level was much lower than today, and the Australian coastline […]

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Six Finalists announced for world’s top animal conservation award, including our Amanda Vincent

Heroes for chimpanzees, seahorses, penguins and more in the running for the 2020 Indianapolis Prize and $250,000 INDIANAPOLIS – Officials from the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc., the presenter of the world’s leading award for animal conservation, today named the six Finalists that will contend for the 2020 Indianapolis Prize and $250,000. The Indianapolis Prize Finalists […]

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Dorsal de Nasca: Peru pledges to create a huge new marine reserve

In October, Peru’s environment minister pledged to make a proposed 50,000-square-kilometer (19,300-square-mile) marine protected area a reality by 2021. The proposed protected area, called the Dorsal de Nasca National Reserve, comprises part of a range of 93 submarine mountains that harbor more than 1,100 species, many of them endemic. If it is approved, it will […]

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