Scientists explore deepest trough in Caribbean Sea

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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013 12:00 am

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The man whose research team discovered the wreckage of the Titanic has now turned his attention to the deepest trough of the Caribbean Sea.

Dr. Robert Ballard was aboard a 211-foot (64-meter) research vessel with dozens of other scientists to probe the Cayman Trough this week and collect samples of organisms they say might reveal how life might exist on other planets.

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