Titanic Wreck

Divers discover a remarkable discovery near the Titanic’s wreck

Although the Titanic’s wreck sits in two pieces at the North Atlantic Ocean’s bottom, it is slowly decaying almost 4,000m (13,000ft) below the surface. But, it is not the only one. A sonar blip discovered 26 years ago has shown that there is more to this area than was previously believed.

P.H. Nargeolet, a veteran Nautile submersible pilot and Titanic diver, originally picked up the blip on echo-sounding equipment in 1996, but its origins have remained unknown.

Nargeolet, four others, and a team of researchers set out to find the mysterious object in the blip during an expedition to the Titanic shipwreck. Nargeolet believed that he was searching for another shipwreck because of the magnitude of the blip. Instead, he found a rocky coral reef made up of volcanic formations. It is home to many species of coral, lobsters, deep-sea and deep-sea fish.

It is fascinating biologically. Murray Roberts, a professor of applied ocean biology at the University of Edinburgh and one of the expedition’s researchers, said that the animals found there are quite different from the animals that can be found elsewhere in the abyssal sea. “Nargeolet did an important piece of scientific research. She thought of him to be a shipwreck. However, it turned out to be, in my opinion, even more, remarkable than a shipwreck.

Roberts uses the term “abyssal plateau” to describe the ocean floor at depths of between 3,000 and 4,000 meters. This is 60% of Earth’s total surface. It is thought that it is a flat, muddy seabed with no structure. Divers have seen rocky formations in the plain on a few occasions. Roberts believes that such features may be more common now than was previously believed, following the discovery of the Titanic.

Scientists have always wondered how corals and sponges travel over the ocean floor. Rocky areas could also be a factor in this. These species are often found in a muddy environment, which makes it difficult for them to attach to hard surfaces to grow and reproduce.

“Sometimes they appear in places that we wonder how they got there. Roberts stated that they don’t live long enough for them to reach their destination. “But, if there are more rocky places, these steps stones than we thought, it could help us understand how these species spread across the ocean.”

They are currently analyzing videos and images taken during the dive. The researchers plan to share their findings with the scientific community to increase our collective understanding of deep-sea biology. Roberts hopes to link his discovery to a large.

The Atlantic Ocean ecosystem project called Atlantic will allow further study and protection of the fragile ecosystem.

Nargeolet hopes to find another sonar blip close to the Titanic on a future expedition. This sonar blip was found in the same survey that Nargeolet did years ago. It is located between the Titanic’s wreck and the newly discovered reef. The Nargeolet Fanning Ridge has been named after him and Oisin Fanning, the 2022 expedition’s mission specialist. Nargeolet believes that whatever it may be, it will be larger than this reef.

OceanGate Expeditions, together with Fanning, will continue its longitudinal research on the Titanic and its surrounding areas in 2023.

“The marine life… was so beautiful. Nargeolet stated that it was truly amazing because I never expected to see such beauty in my lifetime. “I’ll continue to be amazed at the Titanic.

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