Source: Discover Magazine
A little bird brought me exciting news this morning. As i am writing this, an expedition in the Marianas Trench is in the middle of its 69-day expedition into the deepest part of the worlds oceans. Led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its partners, this expedition is starting the second leg of its 3- leg mission aboard the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information of unknown and poorly known areas in and around the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (MTMNM) and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).
The tentative schedule for the full expedition can be found here.
This expedition will bring light to extreme habitats, sponge communities, mud volcanoes, hydrothermal vents and some strange creatures some of which will be posted here throughout the rest of the expedition.