Mar 26 2012, 3:19am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
Movie Director James Cameron beat Richard Branson in the Mariana Trench Dive. James Cameron's submarine needed about 2 and half hours to decent to the deepest spot on earth. The Mariana Trench is 6.8 miles deep.
Read the full story on The Deepsea Challenge site. The Deepsea challenge is sponsored by National Geographics and James Cameron will later publish his findings of his record breaking dive in the magazine.
National Geographic published the first video of James Cameron's record setting dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Watch the video below.
James Cameron said "I landed on a very soft, almost gelatinous flat plain. Once I got my bearings, I drove across it for quite a distance ... and finally worked my way up the slope."
The whole time, Cameron said, he didn't see any fish, or any living creatures more than an inch (2.5 centimeters) long: "The only free swimmers I saw were small amphipods"—shrimplike bottom-feeders that appear to be common across most marine environments."
More details on National Geographic.
James Cameron experienced a hydraulic glitch during his record dive to the Mariana Trench bottom. He planned on bringing back rocks and sediment samples from the ocean floor. The hydraulic door of the sample carrier failed to close and he lost most of the samples coming back to the surface. Via Telegraph.
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