Underwater exploration subject of geologist's talk By Kyle Marksteiner Carlsbad Current-Argus (NM) 12/26/2007
CARLSBAD — Underwater cave exploration, robots and outer space will all be part of an upcoming presentation organized by the National Cave and Karst Research Institute.
Marcus Gary will give the talk "Geologic and Biologic Discoveries at Sistema Zacatón: New Technologies in Underwater Cave Exploration" at 7 p.m. Jan. 3 at New Mexico State University-Carlsbad, in Room 153.
The presentation is part of the institute's distinguished lecture series.
"He will speak about some incredible exploration, geological and biological work in El Zacatón, the world's deepest water-filled pit," said George Veni, the institute's executive director. "His research team is supported by NASA and involves use of an autonomous probe that mapped and collected biological, geological and hydrological samples and data from throughout the 339-meter deep pit. His groundbreaking work has attracted international acclaim."