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Ballard: Humankind's Survival Rests In The Seas


April 16, 2018

If humankind is to survive, the solution is in the seas, not the stars.

That was one of several messages renowned oceanographic discoverer Dr. Robert Ballard delivered to a packed house at Brevard College’s Porter Center for Performing Arts last Thursday evening. Though born in Wichita, Kan., Ballard and his family moved to southern California when he was 5.

“We lived very close to the ocean and that became my backyard,” he said.

He fell in love with the ocean and when his parents asked him what he wanted to be, he answered, “I want to be Captain Nemo.”

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