Natures wonders: Denizens of the Mariana trench (Introduction)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 02:46 (1136 days ago) @ David Turell

This is for viewing to see the weirdness being found up to 11 kilometers deep:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2096973-never-before-seen-sea-creatures-filmed-in-...

"NOAA's Okeanos research ship has been cruising the seas above the trench, which plunges 11 kilometres into the Pacific, since April. Researchers have been using sonar and a remotely operated vehicle to study the ocean there down to 6 kilometres.

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"The Mariana trench lies to the east of the Philippines, but like much of the deep sea floor it is understudied. “We know less about the 70 per cent of our planet covered by water than we do about Mars, Venus, the moon - even Jupiter,” says Fryer.

"Live streaming of the dives has seen up to 40,000 people at a time tune-in to watch new discoveries as they happen, including scientists who comment on the finds."

Comment: Talk about complex and weird. Take a look.


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