Scientists Recorded The Sound Of The Bottom Of The Ocean And It's Eerie As F*ck
The ocean is a vast, mysterious place filled with potentially undiscovered species, crazy life forms and insane knowledge we can't even begin to comprehend.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, humans have explored less than 5 percent of the world's oceans to date. Who knows what kind of secrets that other 95 percent holds.
Now, for the very first time, humans are getting to listen in on the very deepest point in the ocean: the Mariana Trench.
Instead of the silence the team was expecting to find seven miles below the surface of the ocean, they, instead, found a world brimming with odd noises and echoes from the world above.
Robert Dziak, a NOAA research oceanographer and chief scientist on the project, said in a statement,
You would think that the deepest part of the ocean would be one of the quietest places on Earth. Yet there really is almost constant noise from both natural and man-made sources. The ambient sound field at Challenger Deep is dominated by the sound of earthquakes, both near and far was well as the distinct moans of baleen whales and the overwhelming clamor of a category 4 typhoon that just happened to pass overhead. There was also a lot of noise from ship traffic, identifiable by the clear sound pattern the ship propellers make when they pass by.
Take a listen to the eerie sounds of a world still unknown below.