"The Mariana Trench is 10,994 metres deep – 36,069 feet – and the pressure there is 1072 atmospheres. That’s 1072 kg pressing down on every square centimetre of its surface, more than 16,000 pounds per square inch."
This is the deepest level ever reached by an air breathing animal.
I found the article fascinating and I think some of you will too.
John Lancashire will be in Conversation with Colm Tóibín on Thursday My 31 in The Listowel Arms.
Now this Don Walsh, oceanographer, is also a fascinating guy. Would he ever have an Irish connection, I wonder?
Co -incidentally the winner of this year's Irish Post creative writing competition is also a member of the Walsh clan. She too sounds like a very talented lady. We will have to persuade her to pull out that tin whistle and give us a few tunes when she comes.
From The Irish Post
Carmel Walsh and her daughter Isla