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WATCH: Explorer Finds Plastic in the Mariana Trench

Earlier this year, American explorer Victor Vescovo dived 11km to the floor of the Mariana Trench and found more than what he bargained for.

As part of his Five Deeps Expedition, Victor spent four hours at the deepest part of the Mariana Trench in a pressurised submersible. While there he came across three new marine animals previously unknown to science.

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While finding a plastic bag so deep was not the most desirable find, the expedition was filled with lots of firsts and great strides for the scientific community. Watch the video below for more.

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Photography Catherine Sheila

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