JAMES CAMERON EXPLORES THE BOTTOM OF THE MARIANA TRENCH – Movie director, James Cameron, has become the firm person to ever reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean on the planet.
This record breaking exploration was achieved in a purpose built submarine of just 43 includes in diameter and built to withstand enormous pressure at the oceans depths.
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Should we be exploring more of our ocean depths? Have your say… leave your comments below.
It seems incredible to me that we know more about Space and our Solar System than we do about our own oceans. We often think of Space as being a cold, dark and inhospitable place and yet it compares little to the issues in our oceans.
Once of the biggest issues, that James Cameron overcame, was designing and building a vessel that could withstand the pressures at such extreme depths. As a recreational diver I can still remember passing my Open Water PADI course and the next day hitting a depth of 35 meters. At this depth alone the pressure is quite amazing; you can crack an egg and it retains its shape; or taking a bag of Maltesers at this depth and it looks like the chocolate orbs have been shrink wrapped; and that’s at just 35 meters.
If you are into exploration then take a look at the Nationals Geographic ‘Risk Takers’ website; there are some amazing people who have explored everything from space, oceans, jungles, mountains and so much more. national geographic – risk takers