MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) _ Mystic Aquarium will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with an exhibit that will virtually take visitors to the ocean floor.
The aquarium, home of Robert Ballard who discovered the wreck of the British ocean liner in 1985, says it will break ground next month on the exhibit. It is scheduled to open next April.
The Day of New London reports (http://bit.ly/nbaFb2 ) that Tim Delaney, the exhibit’s designer, says it will take visitors 14,500 feet to the ocean floor to see how Ballard found the Titanic.
Industrial conglomerate United Technologies Corp. is donating $1 million to expand and transform the Mystic Aquarium’s exhibition hall that will house the Titanic exhibit. The United Technologies Ocean Exploration Center is expected to open in 2013 and focuses on deep-sea oceanographic archaeology, geology and exploration.
Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com
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