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A Tour of One of the World's Only Underwater Labs With Fabien Cousteau 30

Posted by samzenpus
from the under-the-sea dept.
An anonymous reader writes Having completed his 31-day stretch underwater, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, shows off his underwater laboratory to PBS in this video. When asked about his observations' Fabien said' "It's just amazing, we've seen so much new behavior that I've never seen before. Fish sleeping in sponges, a goliath grouper attacking a barracuda, never seen that before, I don't think anyone has ever caught it on film before. Christmas tree worms, spawning and giving off this milky smoke like stuff off. I mean it's just science fiction, it's really amazing down here. And that's why we're down here, my grandfather used to say, in order to film a fish you must become a fish. So we're trying to get as close as we can to becoming fish."
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A Tour of One of the World's Only Underwater Labs With Fabien Cousteau

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  • Still, not as cool as discovering the Jaguar Shark.
  • One of the (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward

    oblig [xkcd.com]

    • I esp. love "one of the only" ... so is there multiple, or is there only this one, or is your logic just fucked up?

  • Words mean things (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Bite The Pillow (3087109) on Sunday July 06, 2014 @03:40PM (#47394661)

    I'm one of the world's only men. I'm one of the smartest, best looking, cleanest, dirtiest, stupidest, transparent, greenest and fluffiest people on the planet.

    I am one of them, and adding "only" adds no context. How about quantifying? One of 3? Or one of 100?

  • by Anonyme Connard (218057) on Sunday July 06, 2014 @06:59PM (#47395633)

    ... grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau ...

  • Seriously, without Jacques Yves Cousteau (and military divers), there probably wouldn't have been nearly the early development of scuba diving that brought in the talent and creativity required to make it safer than riding a bike on the street (something else I do with great regularity at night, thank you, Cree LED lights). Scuba diving today has a fatality estimate of about 5 per 100K divers.

    But other than show the effects of 31 days of 2.8 bar, what else did he do of significance that couldn't be more ea

  • Has Fabien even been diving before? Fish sleeping in sponges? I've seen that on nearly every night dive I've done. Christmas tree worms spawning are science fiction? Really? I have my own pictures of that: https://www.flickr.com/photos/... [flickr.com] - and I'm pretty sure I'm not special here.

    Seems to me this guy needs to get out some more. Or at least find something useful to do with his life other than try to capitalize on his name with ridiculous stunts...

  • When this woman falls asleep behind the wheel, for no apparent reason, they'll string her up for being careless. Because it will have to be her fault right!.......WTF is going the be the result of this "stimulation of the brain"?

    • LOL. This comment should be in the story before this one. Consciousness On-Off Switch Discovered Deep In Brain

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