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Finding Titanic made Ballard famous but reach goes deeper

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:04 pm
by Andrew Clarkson
He’s reluctant to talk about his 1985 discovery of the legendary lost ocean liner RMS Titanic, although Robert Ballard knows it made him famous.

He ruefully admitted a few times Tuesday to 150 Jacksonville University marine biology students that he’s heard a lot of questions about that “rusty old ship on the bottom of the ocean.”

If he has to talk about it, he will, “but I’d rather not,” he said with a laugh.

“I have done 150 expeditions and when I look back on what were the most important ones, it was not finding the Titanic,” Ballard said. “It was finding amazing systems in our ocean that we did not know were there; going to look for ‘A’ and finding something more important.”

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