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The Guardian view on deep sea exploration: murky waters ahead | Editorial

02.02.2020
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This year could be a crucial one for ocean protection - but threats abound. A robust global treaty is neededThe 60th anniversary of the expedition that first took humans to the highest spot on earth - the peak of Everest - was widely celebrated seven years ago. The 60th anniversary of the first expedition to its deepest point has gone almost unnoticed. Yet that trip to the bottom of the Challenger Deep, at the southern end of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean, was an equally remarkable feat and has rarely been repeated.While thousands of climbers have since climbed Everest in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, only two more people have followed the route of Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh, who reached the bottom in 1960. It was not until 2012 that film-maker James Cameron conducted a solo dive to the almost 11km-deep valley, collecting samples and video. Last year, explorer Victor Vescovo followed suit. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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