Undersea lab installed, answers flow
China Daily2021-07-21 14:50
By XIE CHUANJIAO in Qingdao, Shandong
Scientists successfully installed an undersea laboratory on a recent mission designed to make it easier to carry out deep ocean scientific research.
Research vessel Kexue－"Science" in English－returned to its home port of Qingdao in Shandong province at the end of last month after conducting successful sea trials for the domestically produced machinery used in the lab's construction, according to the Institute of Oceanology, which owns the vessel.
Scientists were able to build an underwater experimental platform on the deep seabed and conducted in situ experiments that laid "a solid basis for revealing the adaptation mechanism of deep-sea life in extreme environments", said Wang Minxiao, one of the chief scientists aboard the Kexue and a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which the institute is affiliated to.