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Training for Deep Dives

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In June, Museum Curator John Sparks was trained in the Exosuit, a next-generation atmospheric diving system, at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.

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Weighing more than 500 pounds (227 kg), the Exosuit offers divers protection from the ocean's pressure while allowing them to maintain the dexterity and maneuverability to perform delicate tasks. The diving system allows a trained pilot to work at depths of up to 1,000 feet (305 meters) for hours.


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