What are the deepest places in Earth’s oceans?

There are deep realms on our planet that seem almost alien. Translucent fish dart back and forth as strange flower-like crinoids sway in the water. But of all the underwater canyons and trenches out there, what are the deepest, darkest spots in each of the world’s five oceans?

The deepest place in the Pacific Ocean (and beyond The Earth) is the Mariana Trench. The trench’s deepest point is Challenger Deep near the US territory of Guam, a dive that is nearly 36,000 feet (10,973 meters) below the water’s surface, according to a 2019 study published in the journal Earth-Science Reviews (opens in new tab).

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