New Triton Manned Submersible


Sir Richard Branson isn’t the only one wanting to return to the Challenger Deep. Now, submersible designers Triton Submarines aims to take humans down to Challenger Deep again using their newly designed submersible Triton 36,000.The most interesting part is the that crew sphere is made of borosilicate glass that actually gets stronger under increased compression under pressure. I too get stronger under pressures. Well that is what I tell myself so I can actually get out of bed in the morning.


via New Triton Manned Submersible Sets Sights on the Deepest Point in the Ocean, 36,000 Feet Down | Popular Science.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

4 comments on “New Triton Manned Submersible
  1. You can have one of your very own for only $12-15 million!!! I have a good friend helping to build them.

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