Robert Ballard

The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean

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Filmed Jan 2008 at TED2008
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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?

Robert Ballard
/ 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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