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Chinese submarine sends first live video back from the bottom of the Mariana Trench – ABC News

As part of the mission, scientists will collect samples of organisms as well as other “deep-sea materials” as China further explores the potential of harvesting…

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China has live streamed footage of its new manned submersible parked at the bottom of the Mariana Trench as part of a historic mission into the deepest underwater valley on the planet.
Key points:

  • Fendouzhe is being used to observe the species that live on the ocean floor
  • Its team is also researching other deep-sea material as part of China’s move to develop its deep-sea mining capabilities
  • Fendouzhe set a national record for the depth of its dive but was about 20m short of the world record

The Fendouzhe,…

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