The Mariana Trench: Mysteries, The Monster, And The New Sound We Found

By Karen Harris
Jacques Piccard in Trieste, the bathyscaphe designed by his father Auguste Piccard. Jaques and Lt. Don Walsh reached a record depth of 11521 metres in the Mariana Trench on 23rd January 1960. Photo shows the bathyscaphe at the Krupp factory in Essen. (Get

Scientists are fond of telling us we know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about the depths of our own planet's oceans. This is particularly true of the Mariana Trench, the deepest trench on Earth. Located in the Pacific Ocean to the east of the Philippines, the Mariana Trench is a place of mystery, with fantastical creatures, sea monsters, and most recently, a bizarre noise.