Ocean and space are set to collide as the
Widder, the president, CEO and senior scientist at the
In an interview that aired on
"It's been said that we know more about the moon's behind than the ocean's bottom," said Widder. "We've explored only about 5 percent of our ocean, and look what's down there."
Widder is referring to the giant squid, one of the largest living organisms on Earth. In 2012, Widder was part of a team of filmmakers and scientists who for the first time filmed a live adult giant squid in its natural habitat about 1,000 kilometers south of
"The Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2008 was awarded for a chemical extracted from a bioluminescent jellyfish , and that discovery has been equated to the invention of the microscope in terms of the impact it had on science," said Widder.
Just as the ocean holds many secrets yet to be discove red, so too does outer space , which is where Acaba has dedicated his recent career to exploring . Acaba has a vast work experience: he was a public school science teacher, a marine biologi st and finally settled on space.
In May of 2012, Acaba, the first pe rson of Puerto Rican heritage to become a
During a presentation made at
"The STEAM initiative is a major undertaking by the Foundation," said
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