New dawn for Aquarius

16 Jan 2013 | 18:19 GMT | Posted by Eric Hand
Posted on behalf of Mark Schrope

Last July, when the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it was cutting all funding for Aquarius, the world’s only operating sea-floor laboratory, supporters rallied around the facility, literally and figuratively, to draw attention to its plight. Thanks to these efforts, Aquarius is going to avoid being pulled out of the water. “Things are getting better every day,” says Tom Potts, the facility’s director.

Read more: New dawn for Aquarius : Nature News Blog.

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