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Pollution levels in the Mariana Trench are at ‘Extraordinary’ levels Photo

Pollution levels in the Mariana Trench are at ‘Extraordinary’ levels

In a recently published study, scientists have shown that organic pollutants are present in full ocean depths at many times higher than even the most polluted river in China. Scientists found that pollutants in crabs collected in the Mariana Trench, which is 36,000 feet deep, were 50 times higher than crabs found in the Liaohe River, one of the most polluted rivers in China. Two chemicals found were POPs that were produced between the 1930’s and 1970’s, showing a long term effect on the environment.

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NOAA Okeanos exploration of Mariana Trench comes to a close Photo

NOAA Okeanos exploration of Mariana Trench comes to a close

NOAA’s deepwater exploration of the Mariana Trench with the Okeanos Explorer, a former Navy surveillance vessel, has wrapped up with some wild and weird new discoveries. Many new species never seen before as well as the discovery of a WWII B29 bomber wreck on the seafloor. The Mariana Trench contains the deepest spot in the ocean at 36,037 feet and is located in the Pacific Ocean off the Mariana Islands.

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