Deep-sea Re­search Mis­sion

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Oc­to­ber 16, Sanya, Hainan Prov­ince: Oceanic re­search ves­sel Tan­suo-1 re­turns to her home port. A team of 59 Chi­nese re­searchers came back from the Mar­i­ana Trench af­ter com­plet­ing a 54- day and 7,292-nau­ti­cal-mile deep-sea re­search mis­sion.

Re­searchers achieved fruit­ful re­sults from the mis­sion that in­cluded a deep-sea equip­ment test and sci­en­tific re­search in dis­ci­plines such as geo­physics, ma­rine ge­ol­ogy, geo­chem­istry and ma­rine bi­ol­ogy, ac­cord­ing to Bao Geng­sheng, chief sci­en­tist of the ex­pe­di­tion.

“The ex­pe­di­tion demon­strated that China is ca­pa­ble of car­ry­ing out com­pre­hen­sive equip­ment test­ing and sci­en­tific re­search in the deep seas and abysses,” de­clared Ding Kang, di­rec­tor of the In­sti­tute of Deepsea Sci­ence and En­gi­neer­ing of the Chi­nese Academy of Sciences.

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