Oceanology: Up from Success

Two record-breaking adventures in underwater living came to successful conclusions last week. Off the coast of Southern California, the last crew of aquanauts surfaced from the U.S. Navy's Sealab II (TIME, Sept. 17), and its 45-day mission at a depth of 205 ft. was declared an "unqualified success." Off Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera, a yellow and black checkerboard-patterned underwater house bobbed its round dome out of the water to the tooting of yacht whistles and the obvious satisfaction of Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the pioneering French underwater explorer who had commanded the three-week mission of Con Shelf III...

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