'World's deepest' underwater sinkhole found in China

48.65% credibility
 
Related

10 Vitamins women should take to prevent serious health problems!

Luffy News
364 points

This mom s punishment for her son is getting praise from all over the world

Luffy News
472 points



Most recent

El migrante come perros versus la humanidad come hombres.

Pablo Emilio Obando Acosta
24 points

Andrea González-Villablanca destaca en webinar sobre elecciones presidenciales en Venezuela

Periodistas Lideres
22 points

76% de las empresas aseguran su ciberseguridad, pero solo 1% logra cobertura total

Prensa
10 points

Señales que indican que necesitas un sofá a medida

MaríaGeek
6 points

El futuro de la gestión del almacenamiento

Patricia Amaya Comunicaciones
10 points

La última paciente, estrena. Teatro Versalles 7 julio 2024. Domingo

Benjamin Bernal
14 points

EL FATALISMO

Carlos Eduardo Lagos Campos
18 points

Medio fundado por Andrea González-Villablanca publicó homenaje a influyente líder emiratí Al Jarwan

Periodistas Lideres
32 points

¿Cuál es la autonomía de las baterías solares?

MaríaGeek
16 points

Estreno de la Ultima paciente, 7 julio 2024. Teatro Nuevo Versalles

Benjamin Bernal
10 points
SHARE
TWEET
CNN- Scientists have discovered what's being described as the world's deepest underwater sinkhole in the South China Sea, China's state broadcaster CCTV reported.



Called the "Dragon Hole" by locals, it's 987 feet (300 meters) deep, according to researchers who have spent the past year exploring the site.

Scientists from the Sansha Ship Course Research Institute for Coral Protection used an underwater robot with a depth sensor to determine the size of the sinkhole.

Researchers found more than 20 species of fish in the upper part of the sinkhole, which is also known as a blue hole. But below 100 meters, it is largely oxygen-free, meaning life is unlikely to survive there.

A "blue hole" is a large sinkhole or cave system in the ocean that is visible from the surface.
Described by locals as the "eye" of the South China Sea, the hole is located in a coral reef off the Paracel Islands.


Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas was previously thought to be the world's deepest underwater sinkhole, at a depth of more than 660 feet.

The Sansha city government in Hainan Province, China, said it has drafted measures to protect and study the blue hole in the South China Sea.

Fuente: edition.cnn.com
SHARE
TWEET
To comment you must log in with your account or sign up!
Featured content