NAT GEO Live: Robert Ballard

8:00PM Thursday, January 17, 2013

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If it’s underwater and desperately sought after, Robert Ballard is the man to find it.

One of the world’s most accomplished deep-sea explorers, Robert is known for his historic discoveries of hydrothermal vents, the R.M.S. Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck, and other contemporary and ancient shipwrecks around the world. During his long career, he has conducted more than 120 deep-sea expeditions using the latest technology, including deep-diving submarines. A pioneer of distance learning, Robert’s award-winning JASON Project reaches more than 1 million students and 25,000 teachers annually. He is the recipient of the Explorers Medal, the National Geographic Society’s Hubbard Medal and the Lindbergh Award. His new ship, the E/V Nautilus, is currently spending four to five months a year exploring the Black Sea, Aegean, Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean— streaming its findings around the clock on nautiluslive.org.

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