James Cameron recently made a solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana trench in a sub that he had funded for $8 million. The bottom looked like a lunar landscape except for some one inch long shrimp like creatures.
The expedition has headed away to land and will return at some later date for more dives.
Photograph by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic. The DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible carrying filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron is hoisted into the Pacific Ocean on its way to the “Challenger Deep,” the deepest part of the Mariana Trench.