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The Bottom of the Sea is Stranger Than the Moon

That's the claim of oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, who says we've explored less than 1% of the deep sea. Ballard has made dozens of dives in manned submersibles, and has been instrumental in the development of research based on robotic, tele-presence. He joins Fresh Air to share some of the discoveries he's made throughout his career.

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Other segments from the episode on March 23, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 23, 1989: Interview with Robert Ballard; Review of Bonnie Raitt's album "Nick of Time; Interview with Ted Schultz; Review of the film "Fletch Lives."

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