Illuminating the Abyss: The Unknown Ocean

Saturday, June 5, 2010
4:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Fabien Cousteau, Grandson of Jacques Cousteau; third generation aquatic filmmaker and oceanographic explorer
Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
David Gallo, Director of Special Projects at Woods Hole
David E. Guggenheim, Marine Scientist
Additional panelists to be announced.

Moderator: Bill Weir, Coanchor, Good Morning America Weekend Edition


The vast oceans remain a realm of mystery, with an astonishing ninety-five percent still unmapped, but their secrets are starting to be revealed. Journey into the deep to explore exciting discoveries like sea sponges with cancer-fighting potential and underwater mountain ranges that may hold the clue to life’s origin. Rare footage of pioneer Jacques Cousteau will take us back to the early days of passionate ocean exploration; the premiere of "behind-the-scenes” footage from Jacques Perrin's new film Oceans will inspire with a vision of what lies ahead.

Illuminating The Abyss: The Unknown Ocean is a presentation of the World Science Festival presented in collaboration with The Paley Center for Media.