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The grandson of famed oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau will embark on a month-long stay inside an undersea laboratory off the Florida Keys in an attempt to break a half-century-old record set by his late grandfather. After years of planning and delays, Fabien Cousteau will make a 60-foot dive on Sunday in an attempt to spend 31 days in a laboratory known as Aquarius, observing fish behavior, studying the impact of ocean pollution and warming seas on coral reefs, and measuring the effect of lengthy underwater stays on the human body. "There are a lot of challenges physically and psychologically," said Cousteau, 46, who was born in Paris and grew up on his grandfather's ships, Calypso and Alcyone.

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Where does he put his ----- and pee? I bet that stinks after a few days..

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2014-06-01 05:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

Boaz, ever hear of sending a chief to sea?

#2 | Posted by autonomous at 2014-06-01 06:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

#1: What? Have you not heard of recycling?

#3 | Posted by Daniel at 2014-06-01 06:05 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

"Aquarius is air conditioned with wireless Internet access, a shower, a bathroom, six bunks and portholes that give the occupants a 24-hour view of the surrounding marine life."

Sounds like a tough gig ...

#4 | Posted by censored at 2014-06-01 06:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

Sounds like a tough gig ...

#4 | POSTED BY CENSORED AT 2014-06-01 06:58 PM | FLAG:

It's like picking out a hotel online. Marketing is great. Once you actually see it... not so much.

aquaris habitat pictures

#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-06-01 07:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yeah, nothing like Tektite II....

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-06-01 08:25 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

Sealab?

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2014-06-01 10:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Where does he put his ----- and pee? I bet that stinks after a few days..

#1 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2014-06-01 05:49 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

He can just hold it like the Navy submariners do.

#8 | Posted by 726 at 2014-06-02 08:30 AM | Reply | Flag:

Study fish? Yeah right.

Scientific value: 0%
Get your name in Guinness: 100%

#9 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-06-02 08:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

Sounds like a tough gig ...
#4 | POSTED BY CENSORED AT 2014-06-01 06:58 PM
It's like picking out a hotel online. Marketing is great. Once you actually see it... not so much.
aquaris habitat pictures
#5 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2014-06-01 07:09 PM

You had me at "Time to roll over, fish out my ----- and quietly urinate into this tubule fantastique!"

Study fish? Yeah right.
Scientific value: 0%
Get your name in Guinness: 100%
#9 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-06-02 08:55 AM

The accommodations seem primitive and minimally functional, very-very much ISS-style regarding environmental processing capacitance, so yes, it's rank of sciency aesthetic. That and the facts we learn from the Genius Preverts thread imply these conditions should inspire not only incredible scuba ponography but answers to the question of human encroachment limitations in French.

It's like Juice Of Safu meets Tiger Blood = JESUS WEPT SKITTLES

#10 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-06-02 12:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

Babbles is going for 31 days in same underwear record.

#11 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-06-02 02:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

How long do our navy subs stay submerged at one time ?? I am just curious, but to lazy to search for an answer. Any navy folks here ??

#12 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-02 07:55 PM | Reply | Flag:

How long do our navy subs stay submerged at one time ?? I am just curious, but to lazy to search for an answer. Any navy folks here ??

#12 | POSTED BY SAMMYAZ_RI AT 2014-06-02 07:55 PM |

When I was active duty, the boomers did 3 month shifts without coming up. They can stay down as long as the food lasts, not needing to snorkel to charge batteries with diesel engines as the non-nuclear subs used to have to do. (all US subs are nuclear, btw)

#13 | Posted by goatman at 2014-06-02 08:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

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