First robot to reach bottom of 26,000 feet deep trench.
|Promare Aquatic Robot|
Biologists will now study in detail the high definition video and examine the retrieved samples of what appear to be a form of shrimp. The video also shows fish and what appear to be other life forms on the sea bed; all evidence of highly developed and rich bio-diversity at the bottom of the trench.
|Life at the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench|
The attached photo is the first ever image of the trench floor and its inhabitants.
Gregg Cook, Chairman of PROMARE, is thrilled that “we were the first to send a robot to the bottom of the Puerto Rico Trench and recover images and actual marine life specimens.”