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James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge: a scientific milestone or rich guy’s junket?

This post is co-authored by Al Dove and Craig McClain In the 1989 James Cameron sci-fi movie The Abyss, there’s a scene when Ed Harris’ character dons a special environmental suit that allows him to breathe an oxygen-laden liquid.  Thus protected from the risks of crushing deep-sea pressures (no air = no voids to collapse),... ? Read More: James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge: a scientific
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What We Can Learn From The Curious Boy Who Just Went Deeper Than Any Person on Earth Has Before

Entertainment / Film : Film School Rejects (3 years ago)

In 1989, James Cameron explored the fictional deep in The Abyss, and when he dove nearly 7 miles into the Mariana Trench, he unfortunately didn’t meet any gooey alien-like beings, but he did beat a solo dive record and figuratively ... Read Post

James Cameron Back in the Ocean in 'Deepsea Challenge 3D' Trailer

Entertainment / Film : First Showing (5 months ago)

Back in 2012, news outlets covered a special expedition by filmmaker James Cameron as he dove deep into the sea in his own Deepsea Challenger submersible on 13 dives into the New Britain Trench off Papua New Guinea and the Mariana T... Read Post

Cool as a sea cucumber: life (and death) at extraordinary deep sea pressures

Biology / Marine Biology : Deep-Sea News (3 years ago)

In trying to explain to friends, colleagues and Twitter followers during recent days what James Cameron may have seen out that softball-sized window of the Deep Challenger submersible last Sunday, I’ve struggled to convey effectivel... Read Post


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