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I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s...

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A note from the editor: Oceanographer Jacques Picard was born 100 years ago today. Picard developed deep-sea submarines including the Challenger Deep in which he and Don Walsh became the first people to reach the Marianas Trench, the deepest known oceanic trench on Earth. If Mount Everest were dropped into the Marianas Trench, its peak would still be more than a mile underwater.

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