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James Cameron completes Mariana Trench Dive setting new Record

James Cameron is the first human to reach the 6.8 mile deep (11km) in Mariana Trench

Mar 26 2012, 3:19am CDT | by

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James Cameron complets Mariana Trench Dive setting new Record

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James Cameron completes Mariana Trench Dive setting new Record

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.


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First Video of James Cameron's Mariana Trench Dive

National Geographic published the first video of James Cameron's record setting dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Watch the video below.

Mar 27 2012, 9:40am CDT


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James Cameron Describes what he saw on the bottom of the Mariana Trench

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.

Mar 26 2012, 2:39pm CDT

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James Cameron failed to bring back Sediment Samples from the Mariana Trench Bottom

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.

Mar 26 2012, 8:27am CDT
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The Deepest Cuke

Source: The Other 95%

A WHOI summer student fellow, holding one of the deepest sea cucumbers ever found, recovered from the Mariana Trench. Stunning to think of this little echinoderm living 9,000-11,000m down with pressures of 16,000psi or more. Image copyright WHOI. The deep exploration buzz online lately has justifiably been about the hopefully avoidable, premature retirement of the JSL manned subs – read up on the issue at Deep Sea News, then SIGN UP to try and sa ...
Source: The Other 95%   Full article at: The Other 95% Jun 2 2009, 10:24pm CDT

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