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How deep is the ocean and what’s at the bottom?

First of all it is important to mention that the ocean is very, very deep. Deeper than we can imagine. Today, we invite you to an adventure into the mysteries of the seabed. Join us on this journey and also dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific, the deepest studied place in the oceans, reaching a depth of 11,034 meters, to see what is inside.

40 meters. It is the maximum depth allowed during a dive.

93 meters. A little further down the ocean liner RMS Lusitania was found, wrecked in 1915 off the coast of Ireland. An interesting fact: it was 240 meters long, which means that if it were placed vertically, much of it would be above the water’s surface.

100 meters. Diving to a depth of 100 meters can be deadly, because at that depth the decompression syndrome begins.

214 meters. the austrian Herbert Nitsch set a record by diving to this depth. His legs and head were secured with heavy objects to make the dive go faster, but he did it without diving equipment.

250 meters. At this depth the German submarines moved during the period of the Second World War.

332 meters. Let’s go down a little further. Egyptian Ahmed Gabr set another diving record, but this time with special equipment.

500 meters. The maximum depth that the blue whale reaches. This is also the maximum depth a nuclear submarine can safely reach.

535 meters. The maximum depth an Emperor Penguin can reach.

750 meters. At this depth it is possible to find giant octopuses, which turn red when they are angry.

828 meters. The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (which is in Dubai), would reach this depth if it were submerged vertically.

1000 meters. The surface light cannot reach that point, from there there is only darkness. The pressure is the same as on the surface of Venus. This is where the giant squid region begins.

1,280 meters. The maximum depth that the leatherback turtle can reach. She can stay underwater for 85 minutes.

2,250 meters. At this depth the sperm whales hunt the giant squid. The scars displayed by sperm whales are a consequence of these battles.

3,800 meters. The Titanic is at that depth.

4,000 meters. Location of the abyssal zone, where there are terrifying animals, such as the chiasmodontidaeO bathypteris it’s the lophius.

4,267 meters. It is the bottom, that is, where the pit begins. Shall we go down a little further?

6,000 meters. We arrived at the hadal zone, named in honor of Hades, the world of the dead in mythology.

6,500 meters. It’s the maximum depth the DSV Alvin device can reach, the same one that helped find the Titanic.

6,762 meters. Where is the SS Rio Grande, sunk during the Second World War. It is the deepest shipwreck in the world.

8,848 meters. Everest would reach that depth if it were plunged vertically.

10,898 meters. The depth reached by director James Cameron in 2012 was this. The ‘dive’ lasted 3 hours and he made a 3D recording to get images for the film Deepsea Challenge 3D. Cameron was the third person to venture to a depth of 11 km and the first to do it alone.

10,916 meters. The depth that Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh reached in 1960. They were down there for 20 minutes; when the windows started to shake they had to go up. The total dive lasted 5 hours.

10,994 meters. We arrived at the Challenger abyss, considered the deepest of all studied points on our Planet.

However, we know that the depth of the oceans has been studied less than the surface of Mars, that is, only 5%. Therefore, as many scientists claim, there are deeper places in the abyss and only nature knows what is hidden there.

Illustrator Leonid Khan exclusive to Incrível.club

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