7 ocean riddles, which put scientists at a dead end

    Baltic anomaly


    Some consider the Baltic anomaly to be an alien artefact of the age of the Ice Age, others believe that this is an anti-submarine device of the Nazis. The most amazing thing is that all electronics stop working within a radius of 650 meters from the object. Here we wrote about this in more detail.

    Megalodone from the Mariana Trench


    Japanese scientists explored the marine life at the bottom of the deepwater Suruga Bay and at some point decided to lure predators here. What they did not expect was the appearance of a shark, the length of which was not less than 30 meters. Today it is believed that this is one of the few surviving megalodones.

    Giant Squid


    For a long time giant squid was considered just a fable of sailors. However, the first live squid was shot on camera in July 2012: it reached 13 meters in length and weighed about half a ton.

    The Voice of Cthulhu

    In 1997, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hydrophones caught one of the loudest sounds ever recorded off the south coast of South America. The sound, called Bloop, was recorded by two hydrophones at a distance of about 4800 km. from each other. It resembled the sound of a sea animal, but the loudness of the sound was so great that it could not be produced by a marine creature known to science. For convenience, scientists dubbed the sound of "The Voice of Cthulhu" - who knows, maybe this really awakened a terrible beast from Lovecraft's books.

    Lost submarines


    In 1968, four countries (Russia, the United States, Israel and France) lost their submarines at one and the same time. The search for results did not yield, although the squares of the submarines stayed repeatedly tested.

    Deep-sea photosynthesis


    At the bottom of the ocean there can be no sunlight, but some bacteria near the hydrothermal vents use a dim red glow to photosynthesize and produce food for themselves. Scientists are still trying to understand how such a thing is possible.

    Giant Snake


    According to many oceanographers, a young sea snake can reach eleven meters in length. A hundred years ago a meeting with such a creature in the open sea cost the sailors of gray hair, but today scientists are a little closer to understanding this strange creature.
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