Uncovering the Mysterious Leak from the Ocean Floor
Scientists have recently discovered a mysterious hole in the ocean floor off the coast of Oregon. This is no ordinary hole, however, as water is rushing up out of it and not down into the earth below. In a press release from researchers at the University of Washington, they said that this phenomenon has never been seen before and could be caused by an underwater volcano or geothermal vent.
The team used sonar to map out what was happening beneath them and found that there was indeed a large opening on the seafloor with water gushing up from it. The source of this strange activity remains unknown but scientists are eager to investigate further as they believe it could provide insight into how our oceans work and how we can better protect them for future generations.
This discovery highlights just how much more there still is left to learn about our planet’s vast oceans which cover 70%of its surface area yet remain largely unexplored due to their depths making research difficult if not impossible in some cases without advanced technology like sonar mapping systems being employed firstly. It also shows us just why protecting these waters should be taken seriously so that we may continue discovering new wonders within them for many years ahead.Read more at ABC Columbia