The Mariana Trench

Chuckmyster

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The Mariana Trench or Marianas Trench is located in the western Pacific Ocean approximately 200 kilometres east of the Mariana Islands, and has the deepest natural point in the world. It is a crescent-shaped trough in the Earth's crust averaging about 2,550 km long and 69 km wide.
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eerie lonely souls at that depth in the ocean. With that amount of pressure i too would have a 24/7 headache
I wonder if, when you somehow catch one of those things and attempt to bring it up to the surface, if it will survive or just pop because of the changes in pressure.
 

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Only two manned dives ever to the challenger deep :oops:. He might be making a ridiculous number of Avatar sequels but James Cameron has a big pair on him...
 

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I wonder if, when you somehow catch one of those things and attempt to bring it up to the surface, if it will survive or just pop because of the changes in pressure.
Depends on their internal structure. The pressure only really impacts on air spaces inside the fish compressing them smaller. So if for instance those fish have a swim bladder air pocket it might expand and explode higher up.

As fish are essentially mostly water and water is largely in-compressible the pressure does not matter all that much. Its more about how does oxygen get into the water at that depth? No light so no algae to produce it.
 

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whats interesting, is what happens if you detonated a atom bomb that deep in the ocean.

yes there is a video, but not sure if the water pressure would really have that sort of effect...
 

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whats interesting, is what happens if you detonated a atom bomb that deep in the ocean.

yes there is a video, but not sure if the water pressure would really have that sort of effect...
Why would you want to do that though? You'd pollute a very sensitive part of the ocean and likely awake the kraken!
 

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whats interesting, is what happens if you detonated a atom bomb that deep in the ocean.

yes there is a video, but not sure if the water pressure would really have that sort of effect...
Possibly a tsunami.
 
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