Explorer Makes Deepest Ocean Dive in History
When Victor Vescovo reached a depth of 10,928 meters in the Pacific Ocean's Mariana Trench, he took 15 minutes to look at what surrounded him. He had just reached what is believed to be the deepest point a human has ever gone in the ocean.
He broke the record set by Oscar-winning director James Cameron. It was Cameron who suggested to Vescovo to stop and enjoy the moment.
The deep sea operation, filmed for part of an upcoming Discovery Channel documentary series, took almost 12 hours.
"I was stunned to discover when I did my research that of the five oceans, four had never actually had a visitation to their bottoms," Vescovo said. "I thought it was about time that someone actually did that."
Vescovo traveled down in a vehicle called the SDV Limiting Factor, a titanium craft outfitted with high definition cameras.
Patrick Lahey is with Triton Submarines, the company that made the SDV. He said such operations show why more exploration of the oceans is important for science.
"I think it's important for us human beings to study these areas," he said, noting how little is known about large parts of the ocean. "The ocean is the life force of our planet," he added.
Vescovo said that he believed he found many new species on the dive. He said the scientific group of the operation is excited and happy with what he brought to the surface for more examination. "It's really great," he added.
In addition to unusual animals, Vescovo saw something familiar – waste, especially plastic, in the deepest part of the water. Andy Sharpness leads Oceana, an environmental group. He called the discovery of waste materials there, "disturbing but not surprising."
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2.life force 生命力
You can feel her life force through her voice.
3.waste materials 废料
Most waste materials, however, are disposed of simply by placing them somewhere.
4.the Pacific Ocean 太平洋
They're going to cross the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean.
5.In addition to unusual animals, Vescovo saw something familiar – waste, especially plastic, in the deepest part of the water.
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In addition to the killed and wounded, many were missing.
6."I thought it was about time that someone actually did that."
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当维克托·维斯科沃(Victor Vescovo)抵达太平洋马里亚纳海沟（Mariana）10,928米深处时，他花了15分钟观察周围的环境 。他刚刚到达的地方据信是人类探索海洋最深的记录 。
他打破了曾获得奥斯卡奖的导演詹姆斯·卡梅隆创下的纪录 。卡梅隆建议维斯科沃停下来享受这一刻 。
维斯科沃表示：“当对五大洋进行探索时，我惊讶地发现，有四个大洋的深处从未出现过人类的痕迹 。”“我想是时候有人发起挑战了 。”
维斯科沃驾驶的是一种名为“SDV Limiting Factor”的深潜器，这是一种钛制潜水器，配备了高清摄像机 。
帕特里克·莱西（Patrick Lahey）就职于制造SDV的Triton潜水艇公司 。他表示，这样的探险说明了进行更多的海洋探索对科学十分重要的原因 。
他说，“我认为，对我们人类而言，研究这些（深海）区域很重要” 。他指出，人们对海洋的大部分区域知之甚少 。“海洋是地球的生命力所在，”他补充道 。
维斯科沃指出，他认为自己在潜水过程中发现了许多新物种 。他说，这次探险的科研小组对他带来的成果感到兴奋和激动 。他补充说，“不虚此行” 。
除了罕见的新物种，维斯科沃在深海处还目睹了一些熟悉的东西——废物，尤其是塑料 。安迪·夏普尼斯(Andy Sharpness)领导着环保组织Oceana 。他称，在那里发现的废料“令人不安，但却在意料之中” 。