Mariana Trench the Deepest Point on Earth

Mariana Trench the Deepest Point on Earth

The Mariana Trench is the deepest point known on Earth. However, it is not a narrow crevice as its name implies. It is actually the location of a subduction zone. These occur when a part of the ocean floor slips beneath a neighboring portion. In this case the Philippine plate submerged the Pacific plate. Subsequent […]

Mariana Trench Is Home to Bizarre Species

Mariana Trench Is Home to Bizarre Species

The Mariana Trench is the deepest point in the oceanic world and it is home to at least a few bizarre species. During an exploration of the trench earlier this month, marine biologists discovered the deepest living fish at a depth of 26,716 feet below sea level. This is a significant discovery for the scientific […]