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Titanic Explorer Details New Deep-Sea Journey

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) - The man known for discovering the wreck of
the Titanic says his latest deep-sea venture aims to discover new
geologic features and artifacts from ancient civilization.

Oceanographer Robert Ballard provided details about the
expedition in the Black, Aegean, and Mediterranean seas on Thursday
at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.

Ballard says his ship, the E/V Nautilus, will use remote
operated vehicles to probe the depths for volcanic fields,
hydrothermal vents and ruins of ancient cities that were once above
water.

The ship set out from a Turkish port last week and is to finish
in November off the coast of Israel.

Ballard is joining the ship later for part of the voyage. He
said it will dispatch video and audio feeds to connect with the
public as he pursues new discoveries.


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