Exosuit Will Take Divers To New Depths

Marine biologists and engineers have developed a high-tech Exosuit weighing over 500 pounds and standing over 6 feet tall, which can descend to depths of 1000 feet. american museum Exosuit Will Take Divers To New DepthsThe suit contains an oxygen system which supply’s up to 50 hours of life support, a live video feed, and two-way communication. 

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Michael Lombardi, the dive safety officer for the American Museum of Natural History and the project coordinator of the upcoming Stephen J. Barlow Bluewater Expedition, trains in the Exosuit.

 This invention will allow scientists to gather first hand information about the deep ocean, which has previously been difficult for researchers to study. exosuit 2 Exosuit Will Take Divers To New Depths The suit is currently on display at the American Museum of Natural History until March 5, 2014. The first voyage is scheduled to take place in July, where scientists plan to study bioluminescence and biofluorescence in the mesopelagic zone. MORE

Francis Yupangco

About Francis Yupangco

Francis is the Aquatic Development Manager at Hagen USA., makers of Fluval, AquaClear and Marina brand aquarium products. He also currently co-stars on Nat Geo WILD's reality TV series Fish Tank Kings where he is the resident "Fish Geek". Francis is a marine biologist with an MBA and over 20 years of professional aquarium experience. He is an avid explorer having visited over 40 countries and lived in 7. At 17, he was among the youngest aquarists ever hired by the Vancouver Aquarium, where he worked for 7 years. His aquarium experience ranges from larval fish rearing to the design, construction and operational management of renowned public aquariums around the world.
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