After 26 years. The mystery of the underwater “flashes” near the Titanic is finally open (video)
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Flashes were seen with a hydrolacotar in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The sonar signal near the Titanic was first seen by diver P. H. Nargeoleth, who specializes in studying the ship. We noticed an unusual phenomenon 26 years ago near the wreckage of the ship at a depth of 2900 meters.
Flashes were seen with the help of a hydrolacotar in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. The 2022 OceanGate Titanic Expedition initially thought it was another shipwreck. However, in return, she discovered a vibrant ecosystem, writes IFL Science.
The ridge found was tentatively named Nargeoleth-Fanning in honor of the two specialists participating in the mission. The newly discovered geological structure is believed to be a set of basaltic volcanic formations.
The footage shows a unique terrain. It is teeming with the idleness of marine life.
“[We] are amazed at the diversity and density of sponges, bamboo corals, other cold-water corals, lure lobsters and fish,” said Dr. Steve W. Ross, research professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Marine Science Center and principal scientist at OceanGate.
He added that this unknown ecosystem would make it possible to compare marine biodiversity on and around the Titanic. The identified differences and similarities will help to better understand the deep-sea environment.
Video materials, photographs and water samples were collected in the area for ecological DNA analysis. This will help measure the degree of biodiversity in the reef. In addition, we will receive important information about how deep ocean life is spreading.
“We need to share this information with the scientific community and policymakers to ensure that these vulnerable ecosystems receive the attention and protection they deserve.” they deserve it,” said Dr Murray Roberts, Professor of Applied Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Edinburgh's School of Geosciences.
OceanGate plans to continue exploring the Titanic and its surroundings in 2023. This should give even more understanding.