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Scientists set to explore Kermadec Trench


Posted on Tuesday, 15 April, 2014 | Comment icon 24 comments

What lies beneath ? Image Credit: NOAA
The 32,963ft trench is located off New Zealand and is the second deepest ocean trench in the world.
The exploration of the trench began three days ago and researchers will be spending the next 40 days searching for new species and other enigmas in the extreme depths of the ocean.

To find out what's there the team will be using a number of special remote operated vehicles and cameras to penetrate the darkness at the bottom of the sea. It is hoped that they will be able to capture lots of samples and photographs to understand what type of creatures are capable of surviving the immense pressures of the sea floor.

Not only is the Kermadec Trench one of the deepest on the planet but it also one of the coldest too thanks to currents flowing in from the Antarctic. How this will affect the type of life forms living down in the depths is a conundrum that the team will be hoping to answer over the coming weeks.

Source: Live Science | Comments (24)

Tags: Kermadec, Trench


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #15 Posted by spud the mackem on 16 April, 2014, 19:39
I see a new Alien movie in the making. Abyss 2 , New Zealand style (with Hobbits saving the World)
Comment icon #16 Posted by toast on 16 April, 2014, 19:46
Lets hope they find some cool stuff down there There is a CT claiming that they will find cold water down there.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Jyre Cayce on 16 April, 2014, 22:32
Abyss 2 , New Zealand style (with Hobbits saving the World) LMAO....I can already see it now!
Comment icon #18 Posted by moonshadow60 on 18 April, 2014, 19:58
I would love it if they found a paved road down there, with a boat ramp at the end of it.
Comment icon #19 Posted by MordorOrc on 21 April, 2014, 9:53
While they're there, can they tell the resident mole people to turn of the earthquake machine.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Myles on 22 April, 2014, 11:29
Lets hope they find some cool stuff down there Don't you know that the organization of scientists will hold back all the information. They all belong to the group which hides the truth from us.
Comment icon #21 Posted by skookum on 26 April, 2014, 1:26
Good to see deep sea trench exploration hasn't been given up on. I see that Virgin and Triton have given up on the Mariana Trench and others after Cameroon beat them to it. Hope this goes ahead.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Merc14 on 26 April, 2014, 2:08
Good to see deep sea trench exploration hasn't been given up on. I see that Virgin and Triton have given up on the Mariana Trench and others after Cameroon beat them to it. Hope this goes ahead. It is underway, I believe, at this time!
Comment icon #23 Posted by seeder on 13 May, 2014, 15:21
I guess it was a bit too deep... Nereus robot's deep sea adventure ends after it is crushed by water pressure while exploring a 6-mile-deep trench The Nereus imploded under the vast pressure of the water above it in the Kermadec Trench to the north east of New Zealand, experts said Scientists aboard the Thomas G. Thompson research ship explained they lost contact with their robot seven hours into a nine hour drive on Saturday It was designed by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts to undertake high-risk research in the deep ocean The vehicle has previously returned species t... [More]
Comment icon #24 Posted by Merc14 on 13 May, 2014, 15:47
Hopefully they got the bulk of their science done before it went POP!!


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