Conversation with Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard (Webcast)
Date: October 28, 2011
Running Time: 00:27:47
Best known for his discovery of the wreck of the RMS Titanic, Nautilus expedition leader Dr. Robert Ballard is one of the world's most famous ocean explorers. In this webcast, we talk live with Dr. Ballard as he explores the Mediterranean's Straits of Sicily. Learn about the Nautilus' latest discoveries and the history of ocean exploration.
The Nautilus is exploring the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean looking for hydrothermal vents and the animal and microbial communities that spring up around them, as well as seeking underwater volcanoes and ancient shipwrecks. The ship is equipped with two remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) along with telepresence technology that beams real-time video feeds from the ROVs to scientists on shore. Follow along with expedition leader Bob Ballard and his crew as they investigate parts of the deep sea that have never been seen before.