Forbidden Depths | 1998
Documentary on the month-long, deep-sea expedition of a team of internationally renowned scientists and researchers off the coast of Cuba. Led by Dr. Grant Gilmore of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, a group of American scientists and ichthyologists participated in this cooperative research mission along with a team of Cuban scientists aboard the Seward Johnson research vessel. The scientists made numerous dives in a sophisticated, deep-sea submersible known as the Johnson Sea Link, which is capable of diving up to 2500 feet below the water's surface. The team of scientists found new marine species, searched rich coral reefs, and investigated marine life that may hold cures to diseases.