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Aquanauts to Share 73-Day Experience Under the Sea Feb. 13

classroom-under-the-seaBruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain, associate and adjunct professors of biology at Roane State Community College, will present “Classroom Under the Sea” at the next UT Science Forum Friday, February 13.

Cantrell and Fain were chosen by the Marine Resources Development Foundation to be the two aquanauts in the 73-day “Classroom Under the Sea” educational mission which set a new world record for the longest time spent continuously living and working under the sea. In their talk, Cantrell and Fain will cover the logistics of daily living, the stresses and concerns of prolonged living in an over-pressured underwater habitat, the challenges of broadcasting a world-wide weekly live program from underwater, and the future of underwater living.

The UT Science Forum takes place every Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, Rooms C-D. After a 45-minute presentation by the guest lecturer, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. The event is free and open to public.