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It's actually funny when you think about it. A living species that is capable of creating technology that has left the solar system and is in interstellar space, should also know everything about its own planet. But the truth is far from it. According to reports, only about 5% of Earth’s...Read More

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The mid - Atlantic ridge is a mid ocean ridge. The ridge lives along North South axis of the Atlantic oceans. The elevation of the ridge is about 2,350 meters and the highest point is Mount Pico. The ridge is about 40 km crack in the ocean floor. It is formed by the movement of the contin...Read More

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Abyssal plain are plains found underwater. They are large, flat areas seen between the continental rise and the mid ocean ridges. Abyssal plain is known to cover about 40% of the ocean floor. It is usually found at depth between 3000 meters and 6000 meters. Abyssal plains cover over 50% of the...Read More

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A whale fall is the carcass of a dead whale that sinks down to the floor of the sea. The massive carcass sinks to the seafloor, where it provides and serves as food for a deep sea ecosystem. There are different stages in the decomposition of a whale carcass. Scavengers consume the soft tissue....Read More

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Many organisms live under whale fall, the organisms that have been observed to live at deep whale falls include organisms like; squat lobsters, bristle worms, shrimp, osedax, crab, sea cucumber, sleeper shark, hagfish and giant isopods. These organisms first eat of the meat off the meat of the...Read More

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According to the Guinness World Records, the deepest sunken ship that has been wreck and identified is a German blockade runner from World War II. The ship was called the SS Rio Grande. In early the ship was sunk by American ships in the South Atlantic Ocean in January 1944. The wreck rested...Read More

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Benthic zone is the ecological zone in a body of water. It is usually at the bottom of the water as the benthic zone starts at the shore and extends until it reaches the bottom of the water (ocean floor or bottom of a lake). Organisms live in this zone and the zone also acts as a source o...Read More

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Guyots also known as seamount or table mount is a term in geology used for an isolated undersea mountain. Erosion caused by waves destroys the top of the seamount causing it to appear flat in shape. The flat top can have a diameter greater than 10km (6 miles). It is usually about 200 mete...Read More

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Ahmed Gabar, an Egyptian diver holds the record of the deepest depth a deep sea diver has gone. Scuba organization advices recreational divers not to go below 130 feet but Ahmed went a bit deeper. He went as deep as 1090 feet (322.35 meters) into the Red Sea off the coast of Dahab, Egypt....Read More

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As you go deeper into a sea, the pressure of the water pushing down on you increases. Also, pressure decreases as you come up to the surface of the sea. Each 10 meters depth adds one bar of ambient pressure, this simply means, the pressure increases about one atmosphere for every 10 meters (33...Read More

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