Ask Dr. Universe: What is the deepest spot in the ocean?

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – Deep underwater, not too far from Guam, lies a crescent-shaped canyon called the Mariana Trench. It is home to the deepest known spot in the ocean: The Challenger Deep.

Dr-U-catThat’s what I found out from my friend Ray Lee. He teaches biology at Washington State University and studies animals that live in the deep sea.

A few explorers have made the nearly seven-mile journey to the Challenger Deep. Even though cats aren’t big fans of water, I can imagine what it would be like to go there. We would have to go in a specially designed underwater vehicle, and we’d go through several different ocean zones along the way.

Read all of this answer from Dr. Universe at https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2016/06/15/deepest-spot-ocean/.

 

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