Mysterious Seafloor holes shock ocean scientists. As of now, no one really knows what may have caused this. Is it a sea monster, aliens, or even humans?
Mysterious Seafloor Holes Shock Ocean Scientists
Talking about the mysteries of the deep, the crew of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration’s Okeanos Explorer vessel saw some weird formations of holes on the seafloor of the Atlantic just over the weekend. What may have been the cause of this? This is the question on the lips of everyone right now and even NOAA’s scientists are not sure.
Okeanos Explorer currently is investigating the Mid-Atlantic Ridge which is a largely unexplored area of the seafloor and it’s also home to a huge underwater mountain range. The team at the moment is mapping the bottom of the ocean and studying sponge and coral communities. At often times, the NOAA livestreams the remote-operated vehicle dives of the ship.
NOAA’s Official Statement about the Development
“On Saturday’s Okeanos dive, we saw several sublinear sets of holes in the seafloor. The origin of the holes has scientists stumped,” on Monday, the NOAA ocean tweeted. “The holes look human-made, but the little piles of sediment around them suggest they were excavated by…something.” NOAA then asked users on Twitter to come up with their very own ideas that best explain the holes.
NOAA added that similar holes had been reported in the region previously. And as usual, Twitter users naturally had some thoughts on the matter. Some users on the platform suggested that the perforation-like holes could be from fishing gear, a hidden crack in the seafloor, or a piece of buried pipe. However, on the animal-related front, some even suggested a burrowing or swimming critter might have left the small marks.
Twitter Users Have Their Say about the Finding
There were some very insightful responses however like ‘a really big graham cracker’ and ‘ants.’ Another user even joked about it that it may be aliens.
The shock is reminiscent of the time when a separate exploration vessel sighted a yellow brick road formation on the seafloor of the pacific early this year. That one however had a good explanation as it was connected to volcanic action.
For now, the Atlantic holes will stay an enigma, but maybe it’s high time for an underwater x-files division. It is however suggested that a deep sea Scully should be more than enough to sort this out.