Deep Sea Trivia : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

In class recently we learned that subduction zones occuring in the oceanic crust form deep sea trenches in the area above the subduction zone. We know that the deepest of these trenches is the Mariana Trench in the Western Pacific. Within the Mariana Trench, off the coast of Gaum, lies the deepest point on Earth. This depression in the floor of the trench is estimated to be 36,198 feet deep. That's almost 7 miles under the surface of the Pacific! So, with that said, can anyone tell me the name of this depression? Here's a hint: the area is named after the "HMS Challenger II", the vessel whose crew discovered this area in 1948. I'll post the answer this weekend if nobody comes up with it.


-- Michael Carpenter (, January 30, 2001


Okay, nobody got this one so here's the answer. The deepest point in the world's oceans is called the Challenger Deep, after the HMS Challenger II, a British that discovered the depression.

-- Michael Carpenter (, February 04, 2001.

hi i like triva so i think you should put more triva about sea stuff cause it is so cool Bye homer

-- homer simpions (, November 24, 2003.

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