Science | May 21, 2017 5:00 am

Aquanauts Use Underwater Lab to Save Oceans

The diver-scientists are conduct cutting-edge research into climate change, pollution.

Aquanauts at the Florida International Aquarius research laboratory.
Aquanauts at the Florida International Aquarius research laboratory. (YouTube/Great Big Story)

There are plenty of dangers plaguing our oceans: Overfishing, temperatures rising from climate change, and pollution among them.

But what is there to do? A team of diver-scientists, dubbed the aquanauts, are working towards a solution. They conduct cutting-edge research at the world’s only underwater lab, Florida International University’s Aquarius.

The team lives there for weeks at a time as they brave unsafe conditions to try to save our oceans.

See for yourself: