Well Bob Ballard is at it again! If you haven't heard of Bob, then shame, for without him, the Titanic wouldn't have been discovered. Whether that's a good thing or not is up to you but for now, he's reading for a deep water expedition to the Cayman trough to see what's down there. The Abyss anyone?
"Deep-sea explorer Robert Ballard, who discovered
the wreck of the Titanic, is leading an expedition to explore the Cayman
Trough. Mr. Ballard and Katherine Croff Bell, both of
the Ocean Exploration Trust, are heading a team of researchers aboard
the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, which docked in the Cayman Islands this
week to take on new crew members before sailing to the Cayman Trough on
"The team’s mission is to map the geological,
biological, chemical and archaeological aspects of the Gulf of Mexico
and the Caribbean Sea. Using remotely operated vehicles Hercules and
Argus, the team is taking high definition video, environmental
measurements and collecting samples of the ocean floor."