Ben Hellwarth

Ben Hellwarth grew up in Los Angeles and began reporting, writing, and editing for papers in the Bay Area after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley. He won a number of notable journalism awards in the 1990s as a staff writer for the Santa Barbara News-Press, then part of The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group. He divides his time between southern California and western Pennsylvania. Sealab is his first book.  Visit him at

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The Quest for Sustainable Life on the Ocean Floor

The forgotten story of how a U.S. Navy program sought to develop the marine equivalent of the space station.