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HOW DEEP can they go?

Deep water is inhospitable for human divers and other animals because it's cold and dark, and the weight of water overhead exerts intense pressure.

Many animals can withstand the harsh conditions at surprising depths, but humans need the protection of mechanical divers.

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Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)
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