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Wow.  James Cameron took the Deepsea Challenger to the bottom of the Marianas Trench alone, in a tiny little thing practically the size my lipstick case, only worth millions of dollars more.  I’m jealous.  I’ve lived here my whole life and James Cameron got to see a part of our big back ocean yard that wouldn’t have been possible without big dreaming and scientific determination.  I can’t wait for the photos.  I can’t wait to see ocean life that is unique to our part of the world.  Wow.

Filmmaker and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence James Cameron slides into the hatch of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible as he prepares for his record dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. The dive was part of DEEPSEA CHALLENGE, a joint scientific expedition by Cameron, the National Geographic Society and Rolex to conduct deep-ocean research.

We shared a little bit about his dive with our students today and they made a big Congratulatory sign for him.

Congratulations James Cameron! From the "bottom" of our hearts!!

Mr. Cameron, if you ever decide to make it back to the CNMI, we’d love to have you come by our school and tell us what you saw and what it was like.  We promise to have cool stories of our own, but we’d love to know what traveling to the bottom of the deepest trench in the world, our trench, was like.  Please.  Pretty Please.