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Into the abyss: Scientists explore one of Earth's deepest ocean trenches

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:13am
National Science Foundation

What lives in the deepest part of the ocean--the abyss?

A team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will use the world's only full-ocean-depth, hybrid, remotely-operated vehicle, Nereus, and other advanced technology to find out. They will explore the Kermadec Trench at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

The trench, located off New Zealand, is the fifth deepest trench in the world. Its maximum depth is 32,963 feet or 6.24 miles (10,047 meters). ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131038&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


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