The Reel: Aquanaut Olympics
With the Olympics under way, even the Aquanauts are caught up in Olympic fever. They have decided to create their own Olympic games to celebrate the 50 year tradition of living in the ocean at Aquarius Reef Base.
Since 1993, America's "inner space station" has helped us understand the disappearance of coral reefs, train NASA astronauts for space and research sea sponges, the source of two cancer drugs. The discoveries made at Aquarius have opened our eyes to how little we really know about the vast complexity of the ocean. It is one of the planet's most important brain trusts, and this is part of its last scheduled mission. Special thanks to: Aquarius Reef Base, DJ Roller and Liquid Pictures 3D.