A man lives underwater – level 3

19-05-2023 07:00

Joseph Dituri, also known as ’’Dr. Deep Sea’’, has broken the record for the longest time living underwater without depressurization.

He has spent 74 days living at the Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida, where he plans to stay until June 9, completing an underwater mission called Project Neptune 100, which combines medical, ocean research, and educational outreach. Dituri’s research involves daily experiments in physiology to monitor how the human body responds to long-term exposure to extreme pressure. The Marine Resources Development Foundation organized the mission, and Dituri has reached over 2,500 students through online classes in marine science and his regular biomedical engineering courses at the University of South Florida.

Despite his love for living under the ocean, Dituri admits missing the sun the most. The lodge, unlike a submarine, doesn’t use technology to adjust for the increased underwater pressure.

Difficult words: depressurization (the process of releasing pressure), outreach (an effort to bring services or information to people), physiology (study of the functions and processes of living organisms).

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What innovative ways has Joseph Dituri used to communicate and teach students about marine science during his stay at the Jules' Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida?


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