Friday, May 20, 2016

Studying the sea floor

When I was a kid, we had a relief globe from National Geographic. Not only did it show the topography of the land, but of the oceans as well. My dad pointed out the Marianas Trench as the deepest part of the ocean; so deep that no light reaches it.

NOAA has been doing deep diving in the Marianas, and I've gotten hooked on following their finds.

You can follow along, too, here.

4 comments:

  1. I think you'd appreciate the Titanic exhibit I saw about three years ago. The artifacts were fascinating, because the sea preserves as much as it destroys. If it makes its way to your neck of the woods, I hope you go.

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    1. Thanks Gal! I saw the Titanic exhibit in Chicago, and it was fascinating. Very worthwhile trip.

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  2. I'm a little bit afraid of the deep sea. It's unpredictable and there are freaky beings living there.

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    1. I agree, Kwiz. Freaky things, but fascinating.

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