James Cameron talks via Skype about early findings from his record-breaking dive to the Mariana Trench.
The spotlight is shining once again on the deepest ecosystems in the ocean—Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench (map) and the New Britain Trench near Papua New Guinea. At a presentation today at the American Geophysical Union’s conference in San Francisco, attendees got a glimpse into these mysterious ecosystems nearly 7 miles …
I’m Patty Fryer, a marine geologist from the University of Hawai’i. I was invited by Jim Cameron to participate in this expedition, and, having arrived, I am now sitting in the Mermaid Sapphire’s galley, where there is good Internet connectivity—and tea.
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.
Mermaid Sapphire is moored firmly to the outermost pier at the eastern end of the harbor. The ship is a hive of work and animated conversations.