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Friday 24 February 2012

Diving the Mariana Trench

The BBC is currently running a fascinating series on its news website about the planned explorations of the Mariana Trench. It's worth setting aside a few minutes just to run through the first page alone, as it allows you to 'virtually' dive the trench, with video and stills explaining the pressures and life at the different depths.
There are other pages too, with details of the three teams aiming for the bottom and some background of the science.  It's incredible to think that the trench was first successfully dived over 50 years ago, and that we're only just returning to its exploration now.
If you have a little time and fancy a look, here's the link:

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