Robert Ballard Quotes

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Robert Ballard Quotes

My final question: Why are we not looking at moving out onto the sea? Why do we have programs to build a habitation on Mars and we have programs to look at colonizing the Moon but we do not have a program looking at how we colonize our own planet, and the technology is at hand!
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Most of the southern hemisphere is unexplored. We had more exploration ships down there during Captain Cook's time than now. It's amazing.

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Follow your own passion - not your parents', not your teachers' - yours.

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I am an underwater explorer, not a treasure hunter.

— Robert Ballard

The Titanic will protect itself.

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So, you know, I think the age of exploration is just beginning, not ending, on our planet.

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Forever may it remain that way. And may God bless these now-found souls.

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It is a quiet and peaceful place - and a fitting place for the remains of this greatest of sea tragedies to rest.

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There are more active volcanoes beneath the sea than on land by two orders of magnitude.

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I can't travel without Sudoku.

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I love all of the Earth.

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I mean, there is amazing amount of oil and gas and other resources out beneath the sea. It's staggering.

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I would have to say my favorite place on Earth is Bora Bora.

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It's not a huge surprise that there are habitations at the bottom of the Black Sea.

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What drives me is exploration with a purpose, more the classic Royal Geographical Society genre.

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Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet.

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I am a geologist.

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You don't let a historic site rot.

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I am really dedicated to understanding the planet/creature on which we live and know that means I must go beneath the sea to see 72 percent of what is going on.

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My family came in 1635 from England and settled in Williamsburg. Shortly after, they split up; half went to New England and half stayed in Virginia. I'm a Virginian Ballard.

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The fact that this chain of life existed [at volcanic vents on the seafloor] in the black cold of the deep sea and was utterly independent of sunlight-previously thought to be the font of all Earth's life-has startling ramifications. If life could flourish there, nurtured by a complex chemical process based on geothermal heat, then life could exist under similar conditions on planets far removed from the nurturing light of our parent star, the Sun.

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Fifty percent of the United States of America is underneath the ocean. And we have better maps of Mars than those areas.

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The DEEP SEA has more history in it than all the museums of the world-combined.

— Robert Ballard

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