Thursday, March 22, 2012

Challenger Deep Dive on Hold

The BBC reports that James Cameron has not made it to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, not for a lack of trying.  The weather is refusing to cooperate and they can't get the sub in the water until things calm down.  I mentioned in a previous post that this is not the calmest time of year.  Hopefully Mr. Cameron doesn't have to wait until May to attempt his dive.

I heard a different something from someone else who knows someone else, and the Avatar team hopes the weather clears for a dive attempt this weekend.  I'm excited about this because several people who were instrumental in the creation of the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument are going to be on Guam this week, and it is exciting for all of us to have this historical dive occurring while we are here.

If Mr. Cameron holds a press conference or public event on Guam after he gets back, I will be sure to go and report how it went on this blog.

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