Top Mysteries of the Oceans

 

Did you know that 71% of the earth is covered with water? In this huge amount of space, you can just imagine how much remains to be undiscovered no matter how many studies have been made of the oceans throughout the years. Here are a few mysteries about the ocean that remain to baffle the experts:

The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle

Considering that the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil’s Triangle, is just a small portion of the entire ocean, it’s still big enough to cover around 1.5M square miles. This vast area between Florida, Puerto Rico and Bermuda is an area feared by pilots and seafarers alike, considering the thousands of mysterious disappearances that have happened within its boundaries. Although a number of theories have been offered, proof is still lacking. Some say that there are huge deposits of methane hydrate on the sea floor, which can release methane gas, decreasing the water density causing ships to sink. Some also say that an electronic fog causing instruments to malfunction has been the cause of disappearances. This specific theory sprouted not only from accounts of survivors, but from the fact that those who dare to wander within the area simply fade away from the radar, without any warnings or calls for help sent.

The Baltic Sea Anomaly

The Baltic Sea Anomaly

In 2011, a team of divers discovered a circular formation around 60 meters thick, 90 meters below the Baltic Sea’s surface. Because of its familiar shape and form, UFO enthusiasts automatically jumped at the chance to prove that this was evidence of alien life forms. In 2012 however, experts finally announced that this was actually a natural formation. Also called balancing rocks or glacial erratics, this was the product of glaciers melting towards the end of the Ice Age, with the rocks inside the glaciers dropping deep into the seas and leaving deposits around the area. Of course, those who believe in alien life forms still believe in their UFO theory to this day.

These are only two of the wonders and mysteries of the earth’s waters. Considering that man has only explored around half of the ocean and only 5% to 7% of the ocean floor, it is no wonder that a great many strange phenomena are still reported to this day. It would, of course, be a big challenge to finally find all the answers behind each mystery, but this is exactly what makes this world so interesting.