If you did a double-take at Friday’s Bing home page, you’re probably not alone. What looks at first like a coral reef is actually an ocean-floor laboratory found in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Since 1992, the NOAA Aquarius Reef Base has been a living space and lab where researchers gather data about the health of the reef.
On June 1, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, began a 31-day underwater research project in the base, which will set a record for staying in a submerged facility.
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