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Himself - Narrator (voice)
Andrew Lambert ...
Himself - King's College London (as Prof. Andrew Lambert)
Walter Smith ...
Himself - Geophysicist, NOAA (as Dr. Walter Smith)
Andy Bowen ...
Himself - Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. (as Andrew Bowen)
Don Walsh ...
Himself - Trieste Pilot
Dudley Foster ...
Himself - Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
Terry Plank ...
Herself - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (as Prof. Terry Plank)
Bob Stern ...
Himself - Geoscientist, University of Texas (as Dr. Bob Stern)
Marcia McNutt ...
Herself - Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Inst.
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Harry Hess ...
Himself - Geologist (archive footage)
Jacques Piccard ...
Himself - Trieste Pilot (archive footage)
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The discovery of the Marianas trench was one of the first puzzle pieces that lead to the understanding of the most massive process that shapes the geology of the Earth; plate tectonics and the creation of new crust in the mid-ocean ridges and its subduction under the continents. Written by David Foss

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17 February 2009 (USA)  »

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