James Cameron’s dive to the deepest point of the Mariana Trench joins other exploration “firsts” in world history.
At mid-day we’re on a course of 240 degrees steaming toward Ulithi, forty islets surrounding an enormous, oval-shaped lagoon in the westernmost Caroline Islands.
When you’re in the midst of an expedition in the remote reaches of the Pacific, you never know what each day, or even each hour, might bring.
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At noon, the survey ship Barakuda is a hundred and thirty sea miles south of Guam heading southwest at nine knots. Mermaid Sapphire is well over the horizon ahead of us.