An Awed Human Being
August 15, 2014
On August 15, 1934, eighty years ago, famed Wildlife Conservation Society naturalist William Beebe set a record that captured the world’s attention: in a small, steel submersible called the Bathysphere, he descended 3,028 feet into the ocean’s depths. Actually, the plunge was one in a series of record-setting dives that Beebe, together with the Bathysphere’s engineer, Otis Barton, made off the coast of Bermuda beginning in 1930.
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