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Garbage found on the deep bottom of the Mariana Trench

Dive into the deepest depths of the oceanturned into surprises. No, they found at the bottom of not lost Atlantis or unknown inhabitants of the depths. During the four-hour study of the Mariana Trench, retired naval officer Viktor Veskovo piloted his submarine at an altitude of 10,927 meters below the sea surface - this is the deepest dive in the entire history of observations. He spent four hours at the bottom and found ... rubbish.

What is at the bottom of the Mariana Trench?

The Mariana Trench is located in the Pacific Ocean, toeast of the philippines and south of japan. Diving into the Mariana Trench is part of a series of dives, known as the Five Depths Expedition: an attempt to visit the deepest point in each of the five oceans of the world. Veskovo, who himself finances the mission, has already made dives in the Indian, Atlantic and Southern oceans. He intends to tackle the deepest point of the Arctic - the abyss Molloy - in August.

Submarine called DSV Limiting FactorIt has a titanium case with a thickness of 3.5 inches and is able to withstand incredible loads on the ocean floor. It is designed to dive for 16 hours at a time, but it just in case there is a supply of air for 96 hours.

Don Walsh and Jacques Picard for the first time reached the deepest part of the Mariana Trench, the abyss of the Challenger, in 1960 on the bathyscaphe of the US Navy "Trieste". Director James Cameron also visited the bottom in 2012.

Although Veskovo discovered four new species, healso got a plastic bag and candy wrappers. At the bottom of the Mariana Trench, yes. However, plastic at the bottom of the sea is not found for the first time, it only reminds of the scale of the problem. About 8 million tons of plastic is released into the ocean each year, mostly washed into the sea by rivers. According to the UN, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.

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