In 1985, Dr. Robert Ballard of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution led a team of researchers to the North Atlantic, where, at a depth of 12,500 feet, they found “the needle in a haystack” with the discovery of the wreckage of the RMS Titanic. This remarkable accomplishment was just one of many for Dr. Ballard and he continues his work of ocean exploration today off the coast of California.
During the week of August 22nd, our very own marine scientist, Mrs. Letha Boudreaux, flew to the West Coast to join him and his team aboard the Nautilus research vessel, this time exploring the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the scuttled USS Independence. Mrs. Boudreaux was recently invited for this leg of the expedition and you can follow her and the crew’s adventures at http://www.nautiluslive.org/.
We are very proud of Mrs. Boudreaux for having this rare opportunity and we wish her safe travels and amazing discoveries!