Marina Trench Facts

  • The water temperature in the trench varies between 1 ° C and 4 ° C and thus is close to the freezing point.
    *The  Mariana Trench is regarded as one of the oldest sea-beds in the world, dating back to 180 million years ago.
  • The pressure on the bottom of the Mariana Trench is thousand times higher than the standard atmospheric pressure at sea level.
  • The Mount Everest, which has an altitude of 8848 meters in height, can be completely swallowed by the Mariana Trench , which is 2147 meters bigger than the Everest.
  • Due to the rights of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States of America has the political and economic right to the Mariana Trench.
  • Mariana Trench is considered toxic because of its high acidity. Yet, oceanographers have discovered from a mud sample from Challenger Deep that up to 200 different micro-organisms and 2 cm long shrimp-like sea creatures live at the deepest point of the trench.

Documentary on the Mariana Trench


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