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Cousteau not eager to return to surface after 31-day underwater living

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AQUARIUS REEF BASE, Fla. – Fabien Cousteau has a week left in his 31-day underwater living experiment in the Florida Keys, and he’s not exactly eager to return to the surface.

“If anything, I’m panicking about the lack of time we have left,” he said. “I’m feeling really comfortable and happy down here.”

In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press inside Aquarius Reef Base, 19.2 metres below the surface of the waters off Key Largo, the French oceanographer said the scientists from Florida International University and Northeastern University who joined his “Mission 31” have had unprecedented access to a coral reef.

READ MORE:Fabien Cousteau enters day 15 of 31-day underwater mission

“The FIU researchers have accomplished more than six months’ worth of data gathering in just two weeks because they were here, living under the sea in this undersea habitat,” he said. “This highlights how important a habitat…

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