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Inaugural Captain Don Walsh Award For Ocean Exploration

Don Walsh

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT) have established the Captain Don Walsh Award for Ocean Exploration to recognize outstanding, sustained, international contributions to the development, application and propagation of marine technology in the advancement of ocean exploration. The inception of this award coincides with the 60th anniversary of Walsh’s historic descent to the deepest

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60th Anniversary of Deepest Ocean Dive


Plunging into the deep, dark abyss of the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, U.S. Navy Lt. Don Walsh and Swiss engineer Jacques Piccard heard a loud cracking sound in their vessel—the bathyscaphe Trieste, which the Office of Naval Research (ONR) purchased for scientific observations. Already 30,000 ft. below sea level, Walsh and Piccard faced the ultimate decision—risk their lives to become

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