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Kidder
09-04-2007, 20:27
This seems interesting. I don't see how they will not alter the ecosystem. Any time there is something new it will alter it a bit, but then that's just the nature of things. We are alter ecosystems constantly. http://abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/09/04/2023319.htm?section=world

Kidder
09-04-2007, 20:30
here's a better article
http://www.wantedinrome.com/news/news.php?id_n=3577

Charlotte Smith
09-04-2007, 22:16
Sounds like a real experience....don't think I would want to do it though>

finflippers
09-04-2007, 22:29
I think it would be really neat to experience that.

Osprey
09-04-2007, 22:56
No thanks.. I think I'd rapidly become restless and crabby lol

ScubaGir1
09-04-2007, 23:00
Hmmm, interesting. I'd love to hear their experience, problems, likes, dislikes once they do it. :smilie40:

cudachaser
09-05-2007, 08:04
NOAA's Aquarius Lab in Key Largo has been operational since 1992. Here crews of 6 divers (aquanauts) spend 5 to 18 day missions at 65 ft. NOAA conducts 4 to 6 missions there each year. They even train astronauts for ISS missions and simulated lunar activity

Joe

gtjason2000
09-05-2007, 08:09
Thank God they will be able to play billiards.

Capt Hook
09-05-2007, 08:14
Better them than me.

cgvmer
09-05-2007, 08:20
So how do you accomplish these two objectives: "Organisers say the aim is to live in the sea without altering the ecosystem" and "will have to provide their own food" ?

ScubaJenn81
09-05-2007, 14:39
I think I would try it, nice change of pace from a "regular" job

greyzen
09-05-2007, 14:54
Ordering pizza would be kinda funny
"30 minutes or it's free..." OH YEAH?! HA!

Kidder
09-05-2007, 21:04
I think it would be cool. I'm wondering about their air supply. They will effectively be living in compressed air. How would they avoid Nitrogen. Would they have to decompress before returning to the surface?

Kidder
09-05-2007, 21:05
Also I thought that this was interesting: The human body burns around twice the calories performing tasks underwater than it would on land.

That explains why I always get the munchies after diving.

Liv7301
09-05-2007, 21:21
It's a fascinating concept...something that when it's perfected more I would almost be tempted to try.

How would you log that? :smiley29:

Kidder
09-05-2007, 21:48
I can just see the log now dive time 336 hours.:smiley20:

dmdoss
09-05-2007, 22:05
Ordering pizza would be kinda funny
"30 minutes or it's free..." OH YEAH?! HA!


that would be one confused delivery guy.

orca1375
09-06-2007, 08:23
I would love that ,, under a glass dome a mini city I am sure someone will come up with a way to do it, :smiley20:

Wrayne
09-06-2007, 15:59
I'm still wondering about how they're going to provide their own food. If they plan on spearfishing or something, then one of their objectives (not altering the ecosystem) will go right out the window.

Sounds interesting though, I'd like to hear how it goes.

greyzen
09-06-2007, 16:19
I'm still wondering about how they're going to provide their own food. If they plan on spearfishing or something, then one of their objectives (not altering the ecosystem) will go right out the window.

Sounds interesting though, I'd like to hear how it goes.

ever seen the movie Alive?

Kidder
09-06-2007, 21:06
Saw the movie. yum er
I think it would be cool, but they are going to alter the eco system around them. If they have to get thier own food, they are new predators in fancy wet suits. There's going to be an impact. But then again how would that be different from people on land?

JahJahwarrior
09-06-2007, 21:17
The fourth bell has a kitchen, where most people cook and store food. Perhaps they will stock this bell with food before it's put inthe water?

As for decompression, simply raise the bells offof the floor very slowly, a foot at a time, following a decompression table. That's how commercial divers do saturation diving and decompression.

Kidder
09-06-2007, 21:21
Ah the decompression makes sense