It was one of the greatest discoveries of the last century, and the man that found it will be coming to Corpus Christi next year.

Oceanographer and deep sea explorer Dr. Robert Ballard, the man that found the wreckage of the Titanic, will speak at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as part of their Distinguished Speaker Series.

"I sat on the sidelines and watched others search for many years, expecting them to find it, and they all failed," Ballard said. "And finally, I got a shot at it and was lucky, and I was able to track it at 12,000 feet. It opened the doors for me in many ways. It showed me the ocean is biggest museum on Earth."

Dr. Ballard spoke with Kiii News Morning Anchor Jane Monreal on Tuesday about how his life has changed since making that discovery, and why we need to continue to explore the ocean.

You can hear from him yourself on March 26, 2013, as he visits TAMUCC for their Distinguished Speaker Series. Kiii-TV is a proud sponsor of the event, and tickets for the lecture will go on sale Feb. 20.