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Rare Footage Of A Sea Angel Swimming Under The Ice Captured

There are two vastly unexplored areas of the universe. One is of course the deep space which is impossible to be explored completely. However, the second frontier of discovery lies right here on Earth and it’s the deep ocean. Even though many explorers have gone in the deep ocean many times, it’s still one of the most unexplored places for humans.

Earth consists of more than 70% of water and the largest body of water is the Pacific Ocean covering up to one-third of the surface of Earth. If you get all of the oceans into one, it’s estimated that its volume will be 0.3 billion cubic miles (1.33 billion cubic kilometers). The average depth of the deep ocean is more than 12,000 feet (more than 3.6000 meters). About 5% of the entirety of the ocean has been already explored and only 5% of the seafloor has been topographically imaged. This leaves 95% of the rest of the ocean to be explored in the future.

One of the first deep ocean explorers was Don Walsh along with Jacques Piccard who reached the deepest point in 1960. He reached about 35,814 feet (10,916 meters) into Mariana Trench, the deepest point of Earth’s oceans located 200 miles southwest of the Pacific island of Guam. After him, director James Cameron went even deeper into Mariana Trench on March 26, 2012, reaching a depth of 35,787 feet (10,908 meters). The director is most famous for movies such as The Titanic and Avatar and he used a specially designed submarine to descent almost 7 miles down Mariana Tench.

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