Mon, Jun 25, 2012 -- 8:33 AM
From Alvin to Robots: Changes in Ocean ScienceDownload audio (MP3)
Later this year an iconic instrument of science returns to the sea. Alvin, the submersible that found the Titanic and discovered countless new species at the bottom of the ocean will soon be exploring deeper depths. Ocean technology has come a long way since Alvin made its first dive in 1964. Increasingly, scientists are relying on robots, rather than manned submarines to explore the ocean. But when humans no longer put themselves at risk in the ocean depths, do we lose the thrill of exploration?
Host: Andrea Kissack
- Amy Standen