Dive into the deepest depths of the ocean turned into surprises. No, at the bottom found is not the lost city of Atlantis or the unknown inhabitants of the depths. During a four-hour study of the Mariana trench, a retired naval officer Victor Vescovo piloted his submarine at the height of 10 927 meters below the surface of the sea is the deepest dive in the entire history of observations. He spent four hours at the bottom and found… junk.
What is at the bottom of the Mariana trench?
The Mariana trench is in the Pacific ocean, East of Philippines and South of Japan. Dive in the Mariana trench is part of a series of dives, known as expedition “Five deep”: trying to visit the deepest point in each of the five oceans of the world. Vescovo, who himself funded the mission, made a dip in the Indian, Atlantic and southern oceans. He intends to engage in the deepest point of the Arctic — abyss Molloy in August.
Submarine called a DSV Limiting Factor has a titanium case with a thickness of 3.5 inches and is capable of withstanding incredible loads on the bottom of the ocean. It is designed for immersion for 16 hours at a time, but just in case there is a supply of air for 96 hours.
Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard was the first to reach the deepest part of the Mariana trench, the Challenger deep in 1960 in the bathyscaphe , the US Navy Trieste. Director James Cameron traveled to the bottom in 2012.
Although Vescovo found four new species, he also caught a plastic bag and wrappers. At the bottom of the Mariana trench, Yes. However, the plastic on the bottom of the sea find not the first time, it only reminds you of the scale of the problem. About 8 million tons of plastic dumped into the oceans each year, mostly washed into the sea by rivers. According to the UN, by 2050 the sea will be more plastic than fish.