'Extraordinary' Levels Of Pollutants Found In 10km Deep Mariana Trench

'Extraordinary' Levels Of Pollutants Found In 10km Deep Mariana Trench

by The Daily Eye Team February 15 2017, 1:56 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 40 secs

Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists Scientists have discovered “extraordinary” levels of toxic pollution in the most remote and inaccessible place on the planet – the 10km deep Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean. Small crustaceans that live in the pitch-black waters of the trench, captured by a robotic submarine, were contaminated with 50 times more toxic chemicals than crabs that survive in heavily polluted rivers in China. “We still think of the deep ocean as being this remote and pristine realm, safe from human impact, but our research shows that, sadly, this could not be further from the truth,” said Alan Jamieson of Newcastle University in the UK, who led the research.



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