Protecting the World’s Oceans
James Cameron’s Record Dive Exposes Need For Global Protection Of The High Seas
The Deepsea Challenger submersible begins test dive near Papua New Guinea. The sub is the centerpiece of a joint scientific project by explorer and filmmaker James Cameron, the National Geographic Society and Rolex to conduct deep-ocean research.
Yesterday, filmmaker James Cameron became the first solo explorer to reach the ocean’s deepest point, traveling nearly seven miles down through some of the darkest, most mysterious waters on Earth. Cameron’s successful venture to the bottom of the Mariana Trench comes at a pivotal time for the deep ocean. As world leaders prepare for a June meeting in Brazil to discuss the future of our planet’s resources, the fate of the deep ocean is at stake.
Mar 27, 2012