Deep-sea mission is science first and foremost — with room to take in the ambience

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     Dr. Erik Cordes is shown climbing into the Alvin submersible in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Helen White)

    Dr. Erik Cordes is shown climbing into the Alvin submersible in 2010. (Photo courtesy of Helen White)

    If the hustle and bustle of daily life are stressing you out, why don’t you consider a nice relaxing swim — a mile underwater.  Our guest on this week’s Recap, Dr. Erik Cordes of Temple University, is spending the week in the Gulf of Mexico taking measures of carbon dioxide in the water as a metric of climate change.

    Even though the mission requires serious focus, he says there’s time to look out the window of the exploratory sub and enjoy the view.

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