Ocean Trenches


Ocean Trenches

What are ocean trenches? Ocean trenches are steep depressions in the deepest parts of the ocean [where old ocean crust…

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Ocean Robots: Challenger Deep

Exploring Challenger Deep requires a special tool—one like Nereus designed specifically to reach the ocean’s greatest depths and take scientists…

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New Hybrid Vehicle Will Enable U.S. Scientists to Reach Deepest Parts of the World Ocean Floor

For the first time since 1960, US scientists will be able to explore the deepest parts of the world’s oceans, up to seven miles below the surface, with a novel underwater vehicle capable of performing multiple tasks in extreme conditions. Researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are developing a battery-powered underwater robot to enable scientists to explore the ocean’s most remote regions up to 11,000 meters (36,000-feet) deep.

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