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 Mariana Trench: a plastic bag find

15.05.19. You would need to have enormous confidence in the dive craft designed to withstand the pressure at a depth of 10,000 metres below sea level which equates to 1,000 bars, the equivalent of 50 jumbo jets piled on top of a person. At its core is a 9cm-thick titanium pressure hull, 4.6m-long, 3.7m-high submersible—called the DSV Limiting Factor. The cost of this adventure is not mentioned but data gathered from so deep is supposed to aid various scientists in their research of—in this case, of a plastic bag? This editor confesses to being seasick on Sydney’s Manly Ferry last year. Having dumped lunch in the first five minutes of the voyage, to the shock of young mothers and amusement of their kids, I dropped my prawn sandwich with garlic sauce wrapped in a plastic bag overboard. If the plastic bag found on the floor of the Mariana Trench contained a prawn sandwich I can help with global ocean current flows.
Plastic Garbage
“Our waste is finding its way into the planet’s most remote environments.”
Four new species of crustaceans. Samples of rock from the seafloor. Plastic pollution.

Source: BBC

What Did Deepest Submarine Dive in History Find in Mariana Trench?

That’s what American explorer Victor Vescovo found when he descended 11km underwater to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean—the deepest dive in human history. The plastic Vescovo found at the bottom of the trench is a grim reminder that human refuse is everywhere on the planet.
Vescovo and his team announced they had made the journey to the bottom of the trench on Monday. Along with the dive depth record, Vescovo holds the distinction of being the first person to dive to the trench more than once.
According to the BBC, Vescovo’s team collected samples from the sea floor for further study.
The scientists now plan to test the creatures they collected to see if they contain microplastics, a recent study found this was a widespread problem, even for animals living in the deep.
Reaction to Vescovo’s accomplishment was tempered by his discovery of the plastics.
“Our waste is finding its way into the planet’s most remote environments,”BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle said.
The Science Channel listed off all the life found on the sea floor—and plastic.
It’s “a travesty that even at our ocean’s deepest reaches, humanity’s garbage is having an impact,” said TV host Rachel Rudwall.

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  • Thunder 15/05/2019, 5:48 am

    More insane LIES from the BBC et al.

    It was probably the pricks doing it themselves, as per usual.

    Vescovo name says it all. ” VAST COVERUP ” of the Truth.

  • Graham Richards 15/05/2019, 5:55 am

    Have you noticed that all these “finds”, all the theories, all the “goings on” are in places & situations that no one is able to see or verify or test for oneself. Like CO2 which is a colourless, tasteless, invisible gas requiring very expensive & scarce equipment to detect. Similarly temperature data which the public have no access to, except thru the state run, funded & controlled organisations like CSIRO, BOM & universities. Questions asked, theories questioned ends up having any “disenting” person sacked and silenced!
    Weather events & other goings on are too easily questioned by the public so they’re now coming up with all the tricks & stories which cannot easily be questioned! Like a piece of plastic found several kilometres under water.
    “Believe us” they shout the sky is falling. It’s not happening in OZ only this is a coordinated, planned effort, through out the western world.
    The battle for world control is now in full swing!

    • Neville 16/05/2019, 1:26 am

      Heh heh, well-spotted, GR!

  • luk1955 15/05/2019, 6:44 am

    At a pressure at the bottom of this trench of 10,000 psi, a plastic bag would not be able to get down that far. So it looks like either they put it there, which I doubt they could due to the immense pressure of the water there, or the picture is photoshopped. I don’t put it beyond such greenies to do that in order to pedal their propaganda.

  • Penguinite 15/05/2019, 8:27 am

    A plastic bag at the bottom of the Mariana Trench? Who would have doubted that a Greenie wouldn’t have found one! Goodness know how long the bag was floating around the Pacific before it washed-up in it’s deepest part. This poor little inanimate object has been battered by seas and storms, dragged across rocks, along the sea floor and ground by sand but still manages to just be in the right place at the right time to be sighted by someone in a submersible on a spontaneous dive! Come-on pull the other one. This bloke should buy a lottery ticket!

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 15/05/2019, 10:55 am

    You people are just typical examples of skeptics so shame on you for it is perfectly normal to find stuff like plastic bags in places like that, especially if you arrange it properly. Funny thing tho, I never saw a plastic bag at altitude probably because the Co2 density kept them down lower. We hit an Emu at about seventy feet one day coming out of Melbourne, that’s what we told the investigator anyway ’cause the whack felt like running into an Emu. He opined that Emu’s couldn’t fly and my reply of–this bastard could– made him a bit speechless so he went away shaking his head.

  • Austin Ayforti 15/05/2019, 12:51 pm

    Was it a reusable Coles bag?

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