Breaking record for deepest dive, explorer says Pacific's Mariana Trench 'incredibly peaceful place'

Explorer Victor Vescovo sets new record for deepest submarine dive

Explorer finds new species, man-made contamination on ocean floor during record-breaking deep sea dive in the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench.

Victor Vescovo took the journey to what is believed to be the deepest point mankind has visited in any ocean – finding shocking things from new species to human trash — and told Fox News on Tuesday that the discovery of plastic in such far reaches proves the need for more vigilance to protect the oceans.

He took the Challenger Deep to the Mariana Trench of the Pacific Ocean, calling the depths below “an incredibly peaceful place” in an interview on “Shepard Smith Reporting.”

“I think more,” he told Shepard Smith, noting he feels the ocean has more to teach humanity over outer space.

“So much of it is unmapped… Two-thirds of our planet hasn’t been explored,” he said, speaking of the ocean world underwater. “What we don’t know, we don’t know.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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