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50th Anniversary Of Deep Sea Discovery
By Matt J. Weiss, January 23, 2010 @ 08:56 AM (EST)
Source: BBC News
I love reading about abyss explorations. The life found at the depths of the ocean never ceases to amaze me.  It all started on January 23, 1960, 50 years ago from today, when Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh went down to 10,900m (35,800ft!) to the deepest known spot of the ocean. They stayed for 20 minutes at that depth, before they needed to ascend. No has been that deep since.

Before they left, however, they managed to spot a fish, a flatfish, swimming past them. This would start a chain of explorations to find life in the abyss, and what strange life they have found.

If you enjoy deep sea creatures and exploration, check out this BBC article that details the history of abyss exploration and highlights some of the most bizarre findings.  It's been 50 years, but there is still so much ocean left to explore!



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