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Robert Ballard

TED Speaker, Oceanic Researcher Who Discovered the Wreckage of the Titanic

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About Robert Ballard

"I grew up wanting to be Captain Nemo from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."

Best known for his 1985 discovery of the TITANIC, Dr. Robert Ballard has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks, including the German battleship BISMARCK, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the U.S. aircraft carrier YORKTOWN (sunk in the World War II Battle of Midway), and John F. Kennedy's boat, PT-109.

While those discoveries have captured the imagination of the public, Dr. Ballard believes his ...