Diver finds plastic bag at bottom of Mariana Trench

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An American undersea explorer has found a plastic bag and candy wrappers while breaking the record for the deepest ever dive in the Mariana Trench.

Victor Vescovo descended nearly 35,853 feet to the deepest place in the Pacific Ocean in his submersible, which is built to withstand the immense pressure of the deep.

After spending four hours exploring the bottom of the trench, he spotted new sea creatures – as well as a plastic bag and candy wrappers.

The scientists also plan on testing the creatures they collected to see if they contain microplastics.

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