Under Sea


about Aquarius

Aquarius is an underwater ocean laboratory located in the Florida Keys National Marine  Sanctuary. The laboratory is deployed three and half miles offshore, at a  depth of 60 feet, next to spectacular coral reefs. Scientists live in Aquarius  during ten-day missions using saturation diving to study and explore our coastal  ocean. Aquarius is owned by NOAA and is operated by the NOAA Undersea  Research Programs’ (NURP) Undersea Research Center at the  University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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