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WATCH LIVE: Jacques Cousteau's grandson to spend a month underwater

Photo courtesy: Derek Keats/Flickr

Photo courtesy: Derek Keats/Flickr


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Monday, June 2, 2014, 6:40 PM - Jacques Cousteau is one of the most famous underwater explorers of all time, and his love for the ocean appears to run in the family.

Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the renowned explorer, has been following in his grand-dad's footsteps for a few years now.

On Sunday Cousteau and a team of eight others settled into the Aquarius Reef Base off the Florida Keys, nearly 20-metres below the ocean's surface.

The bus-sized laboratory will be the group's home for the next month.

The operation, dubbed Mission 31, will involve conducting experiments on nearby coral while filming a documentary.


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The mission is a nod toward Cousteau's grandfather who spent 30 days underwater in the Red Sea in 1963, conducting experiments and filming footage for the Oscar-winning documentary World Without Sun.

But technology has come a long way since then.

Cousteau's team will be livestreaming the entire thing -- and you can watch it here.

Here's the outside view and so far, we like this one best. We've been watching it for some time now and we've already seen a few curious fish swim up to the camera. Don't worry if you see a "lost signal" -- it tends to pop off and on.

Here's the inside view.

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