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Robert Ballard:
The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean

TED2008 · 18:19 · Filmed Feb 2008
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Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean
18:19 · Filmed February 2008 at TED2008 · Subtitles available in 23 languages

Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone?

Oceanographer
On more than 120 deep-sea expeditions, Robert Ballard has made many major natural discoveries, such as the deep-sea vents. Oh, and he found the Titanic. Full bio
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