February 8, 1973: Biologist Ellen Weaver creates a sensor package to measure ocean temperature and detect chlorophyll levels. The sensors were loaded onto communications and weather satellites in NASA’s first foray into sea productivity monitoring.
Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed marine explorer and conservationist Jacques Cousteau, is four days into a 31-day stint in an underwater NOAA research base in the Florida Keys that would top his grandfather's underwater record by one day.
What was the first color underwater photo, and how was it taken? What exactly was Jacques Cousteau's influence on the underwater photography field? How were photos taken of the Titanic, 12500 feet below the surface? National Geographic has a fascinating little slideshow of the history of underwater photography, though…