Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mariana Trench Dive Watch

The news from the trench is that there is no news.  I know someone who knows someone and National Geographic has put a gag order on everyone participating in the dive.  It is only a matter of time until we hear what is going on.  People on Guam and Saipan are holding their breath, waiting...

And I know this because I've been visiting the high schools this week to talk about issues related to something else that I no longer write about on this blog because I no longer write about my professional life here.


Kids on Guam know about the dive to Challenger Deep and are really excited about Mr. Cameron's attempted dive.  Like really, really excited.  Stoked, even.

I hope that he spends some time after the dive on Saipan and Guam talking to the people here about his adventure.  The people here worked hard to advocate for the protections given to the trench by President George W. Bush.  This part of the ocean is literally their backyard and I think they should be some of the first to share in the discovery.  But that's just my opinion.

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