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, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

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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