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  • Northeastern’s provost is taking a deep dive with Jacques Cousteau’s grandson

    Boston Magazine - 06/26/2014

    Northeastern University Provost Stephen Director is embarking on a deep-dive journey in the Florida Keys to join researchers who are on a 31-day expedition with the grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau.

    The underwater adventure, called Mission-31, will be aboard the Aquarius vessel, where aquanauts from the school’s Marine Science Center have been leading some of the research aspects of the exploration since June 16. They will remain there as part of the mission until July 2.

    Northeastern professors Dr. Brian Helmuth and Mark Patterson have been heading research efforts from on land, making daily trips to the underwater lab when necessary. Liz Magee, a Northeastern alum and current coordinator and dive safety instructor at the school’s Marine Science Center, has been living underwater, “saturating” on the Aquarius.

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