• Kyodo


A team of researchers will put a manned submersible vessel into deep-sea waters in the Pacific near Guam in July to conduct ecological studies on Japanese eels, team members said Thursday.

The researchers come from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, which will supply the Shinkai 6500 submersible, and the University of Tokyo. The Shinkai 6500 can dive to a depth of 6,500 meters, according to the agency.

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