Last updated: October 2, 2017 at 15:31 pm
382 m (1,253 ft) – The world’s deepest plant is a light-dependent crustose coralline alga discovered in 2012 by National Geographic’s Pristine Seas Expedition in the Pitcairn Islands. The alga lives in an environment where 99.9% of sunlight is absorbed.
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Jeffrey Gallant is the Editor-in-Chief and Records Keeper of the Diving Almanac. He is also a contributing editor of DIVER Magazine, and the scientific director of the Greenland Shark and Elasmobranch Education and Research Group (GEERG). Jeffrey started diving in 1982.