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What Fabien Cousteau learned from living underwater for 31 days

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Ocean exploration has been the Cousteau family business for three generations. In this fascinating Q&A, aquanaut Fabien Cousteau discusses everything from why we need underwater cities to what it’s like to beat your grandfather’s world record.

In 1963, Jacques Cousteau lived for 30 days in an underwater laboratory positioned on the floor of the Red Sea, and set a world record in the process. This summer, his grandson Fabien Cousteau broke that record. The younger Cousteau lived for 31 days aboard the Aquarius, an underwater research laboratory nine miles off the coast of Florida. While he and his team conducted experiments —  they did three years worth of science in 31 says — and held virtual classroom sessions with students around the world, each moment of their adventure was captured on film. Lots of the footage can be found on the Mission 31 YouTube channel, and Cousteau is…

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COLLEGE ASPIRATIONS - Sociology degree - Multimedia Studies - Africana Studies - Ultimately research the cultural and academic significance of the foodways, creative arts, and history of African continental and diasporan people in the past and present while creating new pathways for the future. What do I hope to accomplish this summer: - Get A's in all online classes - Find an affordable apartment - Be employed full time - Find productive extracurricular activities HOBBIES/INTERESTS: BOOKS - Historical Fiction, Mysteries, Sci-Fiction, Autobiographies/Biographies MOVIES - Historical Fiction, Sci-Fiction/Fantasy, Adventure, "Sentimental" TV SHOWS - Comedy, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Drama MUSIC - Neo-soul, Afrofuturistic, Alternative R&B, Alternative Rock, Dancehall, Funk, Hip Hop ACTIVITIES: Reading, writing poetry/short stories/essay reviews, eating good food and making smoothies

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