Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Gordon Forgey

The knock out punch?


The deepest solo ocean dive ever made was to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.

It was made in a titanium-hulled submersible on May 1. The depth of the dive was more than 35,800 feet.

Four new deep sea species were discovered.

Also, discovered on the sea floor was a plastic bag and what may have been candy wrappers.

In the Philippines, a juvenile whale was found dying of what scientists thought was dehydration and starvation. After its death, it was discovered that the whale had ingested 88 pounds of single use plastic bags. That is what killed him. He could no longer ea...

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