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As this is the only reserve world to concentrate on the sea, marine biologists and oceanographers travel to Aosta from far across the Imperium. These visitors are housed in self-supporting space habitats; no permanent structures are allowed on the planet itself. The local College of Marine Studies fully occupies one of these habitats, providing a center for research and education.
At any one time, multiple research parties are actively
engaged in undersea operations. Advanced submersible craft ply the world's
oceans, sometimes even diving to the depths of the oceanic trenches. Researchers
take special care not to disturb the local wildlife, however. -den