A trench about 1000 miles northwest of New Zealand, which plummets to depths of more than 7000 meters, has finally been explored. Using a remote-operated camera loaded with bait to lure creatures into view, researchers recently took a peek at life in the New Hebrides trench and were surprised to find its ecology differed from other regions of the sea with similar depths. Marine life was far sparser and less varied than expected, similar to an alien planet devoid of life, according to the BBC. Scientists say the findings could point to the impact of climate change on deep-sea life.
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