Deepest undersea dive reveals depths of humanity’s filth



The Limiting Issue submersible discovered its approach to the deepest level on the planet, and a few trash.

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The alleged deepest manned sea dive ever recorded confirmed us simply how far down our trash goes.

Explorer Victor Vescovo journeyed 10,928 meters (35,853 ft) to the underside of the Challenger Deep within the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench, believed to be the deepest level on the planet, on April 28. It is a part of the 5 Deeps Expedition, which is charting the ocean’s 5 deepest areas.

The scientific workforce recognized at the least three new species of marine animal throughout this dive sequence, together with a kind of long-appendaged Amphipod, on the backside of the Challenger Deep.

Sadly, Vescovo additionally noticed a plastic bag and sweet wrappers throughout his four-hour dive within the Limiting Issue submersible, as beforehand reported by CNN.

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“It’s virtually indescribable how excited all of us are about attaining what we simply did,” he mentioned in a launch after the completion of the dives. “We really feel like we now have simply created, validated, and opened a strong door to find and go to anywhere, any time, within the ocean — which is 90% unexplored.”

Vescovo additionally beat James Cameron’s Challenger Deep document — the Titanic director reached a depth of 10,908 meters (35,787 ft) in 2012.

The 5 Deeps Expedition might be aired in a five-part Discovery Channel documentary sequence in late 2019. It already revealed a unusual new species of sea squirt on the deepest level of the Indian Ocean.

Depressingly, scientists final month revealed that radioactive carbon from nuclear testing within the 1950s and 1960s reached the deepest factors of the Pacific Ocean.

On the constructive aspect, Australia is committing round $157 million a 12 months to protect its Nice Barrier Reef from the ravages of local weather change.


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