Film maker James Cameron may die. He’s going to be at the helm of a one-man submarine that’ll sink 7 miles deep into the Mariana Trench. This is the deepest point of earth and it’s an entirely scary proposition. He’s a brave man.
The adventure is part of a National Geographic (sponsored by Rolex) series called Deep Sea Challenge so we should all be able to follow the bravery and discoveries.
Cameron’s talked about underwater belore. Often. Not only is he the director behind the movie The Abyss but there’s suggestions Avatar sequels could also be underwater.
I was struck by Cameron discussing “hadal depths”. Wikipedia tells me there’s such a thing as the Hadal zone.
GMs might like to know about the different levels of underwater. Just below the surface and down to 200m us the Epipelagic zone, from 200m to 1,000m is the Mesopelagic, from 1,000m to 4,000m is the Bathypelagic zone and the Abyssopelagic zone starts from 4,000m and drops to 6,000m. The Hadopelagic zone (Hadal is from Hades, god of the Underworld, of course) is 6,000m and downwards.