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Life Exists, Even Under Extreme Pressure

Bevin Niemann-Cortez
3 min readDec 29, 2021

Recently, my partner and I sat down to watch a documentary about the Marianas Trench. According to Wikipedia, “The Marianas Trench is located in the western Pacific Ocean about 200 kilometers or 124 miles east of the Mariana Islands; it is the deepest oceanic trench on Earth.

The maximum known depth is 10,984 meters (or 6.825 miles) at the southern end of a small slot-shaped valley in its