Tuesday , 20 August 2019

Here’s How Little We Really Know About The Oceans


Sometimes we don’t even comprehend how deep the ocean is and Randall Munroe shows it perfectly in this infographic

The Great Lakes freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in 1975 in water that was shallower than it was long

The vessels that seem lost in the depths of the sea are just at the top of the picture

The RMS Titanic sank on 14 April 1912 and now lies in two parts at about 3,784 m deep

The illustration also features stick figures of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, a reference to their song “Under Pressure”

Only 5% of the ocean is explored, leaving the rest of it a mystery with only glimpses of what lies beneath the surface

The deepest known point on Earth, the Challenger Deep, is in the Mariana Trench, at about 10,916 m

James Cameron made a descent to the bottom of it on 26 March 2012

Although he only reported seeing tiny amphipods and no fish, we can only imagine what creatures swim within the depths

As a Russian fisherman, Roman Fedortsov’s photos suggest…

These creatures are just a taste of what the depths of sea have to offer


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