Hey all! This is Fabien Cousteau and my Mission 31 team! We're coming to you live from 60 feet underwater on the world's only remaining underwater research lab! AMA!
Hey all! This is Fabien Cousteau and his team from Mission 31! We will be spending 31 days underwater in the world’s last remaining underwater habitat, the Aquarius in Key Largo, FL. We’re here to reach out to millions of people worldwide to bring attention to the ocean and the connection that humans have with it. He is honoring his grandfather’s legacy by spending 31 days underwater, 1 day longer than his grandfather’s 30 day mission. We’re also conducting a series of experiments to examine the effect that humans can have on the oceans! You can find more information at www.mission-31.com, where you can even watch live streams of activities within the habitat! We have a pretty big team working to make this happen:
Fabien – Mission leader, ocean explorer. Currently 60 feet underwater on Aquarius.
Adam – Florida International University Mission scientist, avid Redditor. Currently 60 feet underwater on Aquarius.
Andy – Florida International University Mission scientist. Currently 60 feet underwater on Aquarius.
Kip – Mission videographer, professional filmmaker. Currently 60 feet underwater on Aquarius.
Mark – Aquarius habitat technician, almost 200 days (not continuous) lived in the Aquarius habitat! Currently 60 feet underwater on Aquarius.
Ryan – Aquarius habitat technician, and enforcer of the schedule. Currently 60 feet underwater on Aquarius.
Grace – MIT Mission scientist, oceanographic engineer. Will switch with Adam/Andy in 14 days!
Liz – Northeastern University Mission scientist, dive safety officer. Will switch with Adam/Andy in 14 days!
Marc – Documentary producer and filmmaker. Will be answering production questions topside!
Toby – Video editing and producing, and coffee specialist. Will also be answering topside!
Feel free to watch the live webcam at the Aquarius habitat at: http://mission-31.com/watch-live/
Fabien is currently Skyping with an elementary school, but will be back to answer questions soon! Team members will be answering where it's appropriate!
So, ask us anything!
UPDATE: Okay guys, we're gonna work a little more here, some of us have to get back into the water! Thanks for all the questions so far, we will try to get to them as we can! Stay tuned with us over the next month as we stay underwater to conduct our experiments and raise ocean awareness!