Late ocean explorer Don Walsh has a son named Kelly, who “dived to the bottom of the Challenger Deep with Vescovo” in 2010.
Kelly is the twelfth person to reach the deepest point in the ocean.
Who Was Don Walsh?
Don Walsh was a distinguished American oceanographer, explorer, and marine policy specialist, who made great impact on the world of marine science and exploration.
Graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1954, he embarked on a illustrious career in the United States Navy, eventually attaining the rank of captain before retiring.
Named one of the world’s great explorers by Life magazine, Walsh’s achievements include diving on iconic sites such as the RMS Titanic, the German battleship Bismarck, and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge using the MIR submersible.
With over five decades dedicated to global research in and around the oceans, Walsh’s contributions to marine science have been monumental.
His accolades include multiple awards and honors, reflecting his exceptional commitment to exploration.
Walsh passed away on November 12, 2023, at the age of 92.