How can something covering seventy-one percent of the Earth's surface remain such a mystery to mankind? We look back on the history of deep-sea investigation and its salty tales of adventure, drunken sailors, and death. Then we look forward as today's pioneering technology helps us encounter more creatures than ever before. This is the story of the historic journey of scientist Austin H. Clark and the steamer "Albatross," the first such vessel to plumb research specimens from the ocean's depths.
Air Date: Mar 7, 2010