Emden Deep

[ em-duhn deep ]

  1. the third-deepest known portion of seafloor in the world, located in the western Pacific Ocean’s Philippine Trench at a depth of 34,580 feet (10,540 meters): site of a first-time crewed descent in 2021 that found extensive deposits of intact garbage from untold years of dumping refuse into the seas, furthering environmental and climatic concerns.: Compare Challenger Deep, Horizon Deep.

Origin of Emden Deep

First recorded in 1925–30; named after its discovery by the German ship Emden in 1927

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