Our oceans are in imminent danger—marine life is dying at an alarming rate due to pollution, overfishing and climate change. Summon the aquanauts! These diver-scientists are a real-life team of superheroes from all over the globe conducting cutting-edge research at their very own underwater base, the Florida International University Aquarius research laboratory. It’s the world’s only underwater lab, and it’s a fitting home for weeks at a time as these aquanauts brave dangerous conditions to try and save our oceans.
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