Deepest Trench Now With More Deep



A new survey puts the depth of the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench, at 10,994 meters, nearly 75 meters more than deepest of prior estimates. The new survey was conducted by the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM) at the University of New Hampshire. Also interesting is

The US State Department funded the study because it wants to know whether the exclusive economic zone encompassing the American territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands can be pushed out beyond its current limit of 200 nautical miles (370km).

Sure there is that’s what she said joke in here somewhere

via BBC News – Oceans’ deepest depth re-measured.

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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.

2 comments on “Deepest Trench Now With More Deep
  1. So it’s the slight difference between “flat as a pancake” and “slightly flatter” for us air breathing humans down there. By the way anyone seen Sir Richard lately, wasn’t he supposed to fly down there in a sub as of late?

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