Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the deepest spot on Earth. How do we know? We didn’t look for it. We listened.
“Holy smokes!” peering alongside Dr. Doug Bartlett at his computer screen, I was introduced to the 20 cm long amphipods discovered on the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER dive to 27,000 feet in the New Britain Trench.
This morning, just after sunrise, on the pier in front of the Mermaid Sapphire, a Japanese fishing vessel offloaded hundreds of yellowfin tuna.
This morning, with wind and waves still punishing the ship, we arrived at the high-cliff island of Guam.
We’re one hundred and fifty miles south of Guam and making our way north through what mariners call a Force 6 sea.