NOAA takes the Internet on a deep-sea tour

Free live video feeds and educational materials help everyone discover the deep sea

By Bethany Brookshire, 15:30 PM April 11, 2014

The sea floor can sometimes seem like a fantastic alien landscape. Brain shaped coral, strangely-shaped animals and shipwrecks loom up out of the gloom. But in addition to its lovely, otherworldly quality, the sea offers a great opportunity to educate students about well-out-of-view habitats.

Starting tomorrow, anyone with an Internet connection can get a free ticket to the bottom of the sea. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, will send live video from its ship, the ...

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