UNITED STATES: National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration divers discovered some mysterious holes on the seafloor 1.7 miles beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
Internet users have been urged to share their theories on how a series of puzzling holes that have been found on the sea bed of the Atlantic Ocean came to be.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uploaded pictures of the undersea structure to Facebook. They stated that while previously reported from the area, “perfectly matched” holes were seen on Saturday.
The three ocean exploration excursions on the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer known as “Voyage to the Ridge 2022”, included the discovery of unusual indentations.
“On Saturday’s #Okeanos dive, we noticed many of these sublinear clusters of holes in the silt.”
The origin of these holes, which have previously been observed from the area, is unknown, the NOAA stated on social media.
It continued, asking Facebook users for their “hypotheses,” adding, “While they look almost human-made, the small heaps of sediment around the holes make them seem like they were excavated by…something.”
There were many responses to the enjoyable issue. One person wrote, “I’m not claiming it’s aliens, but it’s aliens.”
Another individual asserted that these are “small fractures” where gas can leak. It somewhat resembles sand blasts that occur after earthquakes, the user commented.
Someone else said, “To me, it appears as though sediments are dropping through, or water is flowing up through a crack in a geological shelf, or the top of a cave.”
The fourth commenter described the crab as “a previously undiscovered species that hides in rectangular tunnels and hunts in linear packs, waiting for victims to fall into its grasp.”
On Saturday’s dive, researchers examined an underwater volcano north of the Azores, close to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge studied the ocean bottom at roughly 3 km.
During the Voyage to the Ridga022 mission, which involves investigating and charting the poorly known deepwater regions, the discovery was made.
The NOAA stated in a press release that the researchers could not definitively identify the origin or method of construction of the holes.
However, scientists have proposed that the holes could represent digging and removal by an organism living in the sediment or, possibly, by a feeding appendage of giant animals on the silt top.
The federal organization concluded that “the actual source of the holes still remains a mystery.”
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