Its Budget Sunk, Undersea Lab May Have to Surface

Florida’s Aquarius Reef Base is the only working undersea lab left today. But now that federal funds have dried up, it may be forced to surface. Oceanographer Sylvia Earle joins Science Friday from inside Aquarius, 60 feet underwater, to talk about sponges, corals and other life she’s observed on the reef.

In the video below, dive into Florida’s Aquarius Reef Base — the only working undersea lab left today. (no sound)

In the video below, take a tour of Sylvia Earle’s office.

Below: Introducing Aquarius


Segment Guests

Sylvia Earle

Oceanographer Sylvia Earle is founder of Mission Blue and an explorer-in-residence with the National Geographic Society. She’s based in Oakland, California.