On Monday August 21st, 2017, the United States experienced its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918. This 90-minute event crossed 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina and captured the attention of the entire country. People travelled to the path of totality in unprecedented numbers and across the nation people joined together to view this spectacular event. The unprecedented level of interest and enthusiasm for the eclipse was fueled by heavy media coverage in the days and weeks leading up to it and for a moment the nation was focused on science!
It’s important to inspire the young generation to become marine scientists; perhaps using an oceanographic ROV will do just that. The future of the environment is in their hands. The Ocean Institute in Dana Point, CA knows this and is taking the initiative to encourage students to ask questions and be involved in the many fields of marine studies.
Take a moment and learn how one organization is currently developing stewards of our oceans.