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Researchers Find a Death Pool at Red Sea’s Bottom That Kills Everything Which Swims into It

Experts believe that these submerged ponds have the power to pickle animals alive as well as stun or kill them

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

UNITED STATES: University of Miami researchers have found a deadly pool at the Red Sea’s bottom that kills anyone that swims into it. According to the study, a remotely operated underwater vehicle was used to find the brine lake, which was located 1.7 kilometres below the surface. After a ten-hours dive, the scientists found the lethal pool in the final five minutes.

According to the experts, a brine pool is a depression on the seafloor loaded with chemical ingredients and highly concentrated saline water that is saltier than the surrounding ocean. They said that these submerged ponds have the power to pickle animals alive as well as stun or kill them.

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The fatal pools are “among the most severe habitats on Earth,” according to lead researcher Sam Purkis. They also stated that any animal that wanders into the brine is instantly paralysed or killed.

Purkis further mentioned that it appears that fish, shrimp, and eels hunt in the brine. He stated that these animals loiter next to the dangerous pool to “feed on the unfortunate” animals that mistakenly enter while swimming.

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According to the lead researcher, the discovery of such pools may aid in understanding how the planet’s seas first evolved. He continued by stating that the brine pools are rich in diversity and home to numerous microorganisms. He emphasised the significance of these results in determining whether life can exist in other worlds with equally adverse environments.

It will be challenging to decide whether any life can exist in distant worlds until we comprehend the boundaries of life on Earth, according to Purkis.

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According to various sources, this is not the first brine pool scientists have found. Oceanographers have discovered a “few dozen” of the lethal pools in the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico over the previous 30 years.

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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