JOHN LARSON: Now, a revisit to one of a world’s usually underwater labs, where 6 scientists recently spent a month off Key Largo in Florida study a effects of meridian change on coral reefs.
Hari Sreenivasan spoke to a goal leader, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau.
FABIEN COUSTEAU: Welcome to a bottom of a sea. We’re during 63 feet in depth. Why are we doing this? Simply given it gives us a oppulance of time.
We’re means to go into this final limit on a vital world to try sheer and total by time. Which is not something one can contend when diving down from a boat.
HARI SREENIVASAN: Tell us a small bit about what it is that you’re doing when you’re out there six-eight hours a day.
FABIEN COUSTEAU: Well, we have a soppy lab that we have in that print right there and also a dry lab inside a habitat, what we’re looking are issues with meridian change or some-more privately associated to meridian change and acidification levels as good as pollution. So we’re looking during a baseline of a underwater cities that fundamentally dictates all that lives in and around these coral cities.
HARI SREENIVASAN: Okay, is there anything cold that you’ve seen given you’ve been down there, vocalization of a abyss- substantially not new life.
FABIEN COUSTEAU: Lot- yeah, and right now is a delayed period, roughly center of a day, so they’re indeed resting, and tucked divided in nooks and crannies, in a morning and nights we see a lot of activity, as a matter of fact there’s a lot of activity next a habitat, a medium itself has turn a coral reef.
Its only amazing, we’ve seen so most new function that I’ve never seen before.
Fish sleeping in sponges, a goliath grouper aggressive a barracuda, never seen that before, we don’t consider anyone has ever held it on film before. Christmas tree worms, spawning and giving off this chalky fume like things off.
I meant it’s only scholarship fiction, it’s unequivocally extraordinary down here. And that’s because we’re down here, my grandfather used to say, in sequence to film a fish we contingency turn a fish. So we’re perplexing to get as tighten as we can to apropos fish.
Watch a full talk with Fabien Cousteau here.