What Did Scientists Really See In The Mariana Trench?

our planet is full of mystery from the

barren Arctic Circle to vast open

deserts and even the summit of Mount

Everest human beings have explored and

documented some of the most harsh

environments on this earth in an effort

to discover what else lives here on

planet Earth with us while modern

science has led to some incredible

discoveries we are still eluded by the

deepest and most remote place on the


the Mariana Trench you've probably

already heard something about it before

haven't you you were most likely told

that the Mariana Trench is the deepest

place on earth and while that's true

it's very likely all you've learned well

make yourself comfortable because today

we're going to dive right into the how

and why of this mysterious abyss along

with some of the most interesting and

bizarre species that live in these

depths thousands of meters below us in a

world of complete darkness you won't

believe what secrets this place be holds

named after the nearby Mariana Islands

just east of the Philippines as this

mysterious channel roughly 1500

kilometers long and more than 11,000

meters deep below the ocean sea bed so

what exactly have we found at the bottom

of this deep furrow well for a very long

time it was believed to be uninhabited

with the chances of life settling in

these depths being next to none however

in 2012 James Cameron proved otherwise

making the first-ever solo mission to

the bottom of the Mariana it had been

over 60 years since someone ventured

into this abyss and taking nearly four

hours to descend in return Cameron in

the deep-sea challenger submarine

documented never-before-seen

microorganisms and bacteria which some

scientists say could help us understand

the development of life of our planet

over 35,000 feet down microbial mats

which are basically clumps of thousands

of microorganisms use unique biological

processes to live off of chemicals

altered from deep-sea rocks

strangely enough up until

we knew more about the surface of Mars

than life in the trench

so these microorganisms could go a long

way in unraveling how life on Earth

originated you probably aren't surprised

to learn about bacteria surviving at the

bottom of the Mariana Trench but there

are still many other life-forms down

below that you didn't know existed none

of us did

let's take a closer look at some of the

strange and mysterious creatures that

live in depths so deep that even iron

bends under such intense forces huge

clams and a strange subspecies of fish

unknown to science absurdly live in such

conditions however they are not alone in

fact in a previous expedition about

halfway to the bottom of the abyss a

large shining metallic disc shaped

object was seen floating in the water

after a few minutes a screech rang out

in momentarily the signal from the

cameras disappeared shortly after the

object vanished in an instant however

even after the expedition scientists

preferred not to comment about what they

had witnessed scientists in a more

recent expedition discovered an unusual

jellyfish which looks something like an

alien from another planet the body of

this species with its long tentacles

glows red and yellow this bizarre

creature was discovered in the

little-known area of the Mariana Trench

called the submarine peak of the enigma

at a depth of roughly 3,700 meters

nevertheless if you venture even further

down the floor of the trench is home to

amphipods crustaceans that are closely

related to shrimp but at the bottom of

the ocean these amphipods can grow to

gigantic sizes normally they max out at

less than 2 centimetres long but some

amphipods in the Mariana Trench were

seen to be over a foot in length these

things look like some monster out of a

sci-fi film but the weirdness doesn't

stop there millions of tons of water

filter nearly all the light from the

surface world and leave life in the dark

many species have developed bioluminesce

to help them survive the barreleye fish

deep-sea hatchet fish and sea devil

angler fish all use light to confuse

predators and attract prey camouflaging

themselves are mimicking less

threatening organisms research into the

Mariana Trench is not slowing down

anytime soon the mysteries that lie at

the deepest point on the earth could

change the way we see life on this

planet forever voyages into the deep

continue to discover new species so be

sure to check back when we have more to

share with you about the deep dark and

mysterious world that is the Mariana