Thursday, June 6, 2013

Deep Sea Trash Revealed with ROVs: Debris Discovered 7000 Feet Below (Video)

If you had the ability to withstand the great pressures and cold temperatures of the deep ocean, like the ROVs, you'd see some surprising, and disturbing, images.

You'd be able to witness a discarded tire sitting on a ledge 2,850 feet beneath the surface.

You'd be able to see a plastic bag wrapping around a deep-sea gorgonian coral almost 7,000 feet below the water and you'd spot young rockfish hiding in discarded items, such as old shoes.