Broken record dip is seen at the bottom of the shocked researcher

In addition to the new species of crustaceans, polyps and fish, the researcher discovered artificial materials at the bottom of the Abyss Challenger

Evgeniy Opanasenko

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Побит рекорд погружения: увиденное на дне шокировало исследователя

Underwater vehicle “Triton” was delivered to researchers at a record depth

The American officer of the naval forces in retirement, and researcher Victor Vescovo broke the record for maximum diving to the bottom of the Mariana trench. Victor managed to sink to a depth of 10 927 meters, 16 meters below the previous record set in 1960.

Побит рекорд погружения: увиденное на дне шокировало исследователя

Victor Vescovo spent 4 hours in a submarine exploring the bottom of the Mariana trench in the Pacific ocean

A researcher from Texas made an unsettling discovery during his expedition to the deepest part of the Pacific ocean. In addition to the new species of crustaceans, polyps and fish, the officer, to his surprise, found piles of garbage: plastic bags, candy wrappers and other plastic waste.

According to the UN, plastic waste has reached epidemic proportions. According to estimates of the United Nations, the amount of garbage in the oceans is estimated at 100 million tons.

Побит рекорд погружения: увиденное на дне шокировало исследователя

Victor Vescovo next to the submarine “Triton”

A former military submariner, and is now an investor and researcher Victor Vescovo already made numerous dive into the depths of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. To descend into the Abyss of the Challenger (Mariana trench) at a record depth of 10 927 meters, the officer took 4 hours. And in order to protect the researcher from a hostile environment, used a specially created submarine that can withstand incredible pressure.

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We will remind that earlier mankind foretold suffocation from carbon dioxide due to Global warming. And recently strange lights in the sky scared the witnesses.

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