Seeking Deep Sea Treasures
The oceans cover approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface…yet for centuries the deep sea was a mystery to mankind. Unknown and feared, it swallowed down ships and coughed up fantastical creatures onto its shores. But the late 19th and early 20th century saw the beginning of the golden age of deep sea exploration… when ships like the steamer Albatross and star scientists like Austin H. Clark studied animals from the ocean depths…and began to unravel the mysteries of the deep! Join the Smithsonian as they trace the historic journey of Clark and the Albatross, and take a look at how today’s Smithsonian scientists are following in his footsteps.