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Fancy a dive to 12,000m?


If so you can join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ship Okeanos Explorer as it explores the Marianas Trench and watch a live video feed as it goes where no one has gone before.

The Marianas Trench in the Western Pacific is the deepest place on the planet, it plunges about 11 km (7 miles) deep, and is farther down than the summit of Mount Everest is above sea level.

The Okeanos Explorer is equipped with deep-sea ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) and until 10 July will be beaming live feeds from the least explored part of our planet. In previous trips it discovered lots of weird and wonderful beasts including this strange octopus.

dubmo octopus noaa okeanos

So far on this expedition has discovered new species of jellyfish (see above) fish that swim upside-down, what looks like a very deep water scorpionfish, lots of weird crabs and plenty of unknown corals. You can rewind the videos to watch the last three hours of recording.



But watch out - this is seriously addictive.

Here are the streams from the three cameras aboard the vessel, each with a different view

 Camera One

Camera Two

Camera Three

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