AdvertisementThe shiny white diving sub bounces and bobs in the Pacific Ocean as the water stretches out vast and blue as far as my eyes can see. Vescovo’s voice has taken seven seconds to travel through the seven-mile vertical wall of water between sub and ship. He says: ‘I couldn’t believe no one had built a reusable sub capable of exploring the full ocean depths. For scientists found plastic in the gut of tiny amphipods (small crustaceans such as sand fleas) living four miles below the surface. The journey lasts 12 hours – four hours down, four hours on the bottom and four hours back.
Source: Daily Mail June 27, 2020 23:14 UTC