The Space Of Deep Sea Exploration

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Since the 1950s, America and the rest of the world have been fascinated by space exploration, extraterrestrial life, and alien planets; but in reality our own planet is an alien planet. To this day only five percent of our oceans have been discovered, while our oceans make up seventy-one percent of the earth. Scientists believe that the oceans have been around since the earth was just molten rock and in its early formation, also all life originated from the ocean. So why explore out when we haven’t explored our own ocean? Our oceans could contain many secrets to the world that are still unknown. According to Ryan Carlyle, a subsea hydraulics engineer Works in the oil industry as an engineer for Deepwater well control equipment; he directs…show more content…
The animal has a pattern formed by its dark purple veins. This specific dive assisted researchers discover 40 new varieties of Nudibranch near the harbor of Puerto Galera in the Philippines. But you don’t have to go to remote parts of the world to find new species; the entire ocean is alive, new species of coral is also being discovered. Coral is usually not recognized as living, and is only really mentioned when ships sail too close to shore and sink after running into coral reefs; but coral isn’t only found in the shallows. Biologist Thomas Shirley and a group of scientist of the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University conducted a deep sea coral expedition of the coast of Canada. By using a mini submersibles to closely study deep sea coral and compare them to shallow water corals; Shirley learning that deep sea corals grows anywhere from one and a half meters to three meters high in large pastures. Also deep sea coral form colonies instead of reefs like shallow water coral; these colonies contain thousands of animals such as fish, crabs, and shrimp. Some coral down in the depths produce bioluminescence, little pulses of light which are usually either blue or green whenever a fish or other animals rub alongside it when passing by. There is no telling what else we could learn from these oceanic animals, we are just now learning some aquatic life possess secrets humans have not yet to discover. Johnathan Wilker, a chemist and a materials engineer
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