Jacques Cousteau's grandson attempts record 31 days underwater
Sunday, June 01, 2014 - 00:48
June 1 - Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, arrives at the undersea laboratory ''Aquarius'' in an attempt to break his grandfather's record for longest time spent in an undersea lab. Gavino Garay reports.
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Grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau is moving in -- underwater.
He's attempting to break his grandfather's record for number of days spent living under the sea.
Fabien Cousteau is taking the plunge near the Florida Keys, and plans to spend 31 days here.
That would break a half-century-old record of 30-days underwater, set by his late grandfather.
He's here to study fish behavior and the impact of ocean pollution at the undersea laboratory known as Aquarius . He'll also monitor the impact on the body while living well below the surface.
While he'll go without sunshine, the underwater vessel is air conditioned with a shower, bathroom and six bunks for his team. More importantly, Team Cousteau will still be able to surf the internet.
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