The ocean covers 70% of our planet. The deep-sea floor is a realm that is largely unexplored, but cutting-edge technology is enabling a new generation of aquanauts to go deeper than ever before.
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Beneath the waves is a mysterious world that takes up to 95% of Earth's living space. Only three people have ever reached the bottom of the deepest part of the ocean. The deep is a world without sunlight, of freezing temperatures, and immense pressure. It's remained largely unexplored until now.
Cutting-edge technology is enabling a new generation of aquanauts to explore deeper than ever before. They are opening up a whole new world of potential benefits to humanity. The risks are great, but the rewards could be greater. From a vast wealth of resources to clues about the origins of life, the race is on to the final frontier
The Okeanos Explorer, the American government state-of-the-art vessel, designed for every type of deep ocean exploration from discovering new species to investigating shipwrecks. On board, engineers and scientists come together to answer questions about the origins of life and human history.
Today the Okeanos is on a mission to investigate the wreck of a World War one submarine. Engineer Bobby Moore is part of a team who has developed the technology for this type of mission.
The “deep discover”, a remote operating vehicle is equipped with 20 powerful LED lights and designed to withstand the huge pressure four miles down. Equivalent to 50 jumbo jets stacked on top of a person
While the crew of the Okeanos send robots to investigate the deep, some of their fellow scientists prefer a more hands-on approach. Doctor Greg stone is a world leading marine biologist with over 8,000 hours under the sea. He has been exploring the abyss in person for 30 years.
The technology opening up the deep is also opening up opportunity. Not just to witness the diversity of life but to glimpse vast amounts of rare mineral resources. Some of the world's most valuable metals can be found deep under the waves. A discovery that has begun to pique the interest of the global mining industry.
The boldest of mining companies are heading to the deep drawn by the allure of a new Gold Rush. But to exploit it they're also beating a path to another strange new world. In an industrial estate in the north of England, SMD is one of the world's leading manufacturers of remote underwater equipment. The industrial technology the company has developed has made mining possible several kilometers beneath the ocean surface.
With an estimated 150 trillion dollars’ worth of gold alone, deep-sea mining has the potential to transform the global economy.
With so much still to discover, mining in the deep ocean could have unknowable impact. It's not just life today that may need protecting; reaching the deep ocean might just allow researchers to answer some truly fundamental questions. Hydrothermal vents, hot springs on the ocean floor, are cracks in the Earth's crust. Some claim they could help scientists glimpse the origins of life itself.
We might still be years away from unlocking the mysteries of the deep. Even with the latest technology, this kind of exploration is always challenging. As the crew of the Okeanos comes to terms with a scale of the challenge and the opportunity that lies beneath, what they and others discover could transform humanity's understanding of how to protect the ocean.
It's the most hostile environment on earth, but the keys to our future may lie in the deep.
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Really, how to protect the ocean!!! when in fact they are just showing the whole world places where they can mining for gold, in exchange for money to do their researches. Let's be real scientist are willing to sell their soul just for funding their research.
Here we go again: A NEW GOLDFISH !OR .....is it really the beginning of the end of our planet....A new gold-rush is the last thing we need..... what do they do with the gold they already have....?
Surely the more they get the lower the price?! Why oh why do they think they have the right to exploit EVERYTHING....Do we have a say in what they are doing? NO.!!!
THE POWER AND RESOURCES ; AND TECHNOLOGY ARE ALREADY THERE TO MAKE THINGS WORK ....let’s sometimes think before we do anything
As fundamentally dangerous and fracking silly !! When they talk about BUYING A WHOLE COUNTRY THEY ARE TALKING LIKE THEY HAVE THE RIGHT..! Where’s the diversity in a.....
Who in the world do you actually think your fooling ? Anyone can clearly see the oceans have and still are being mined. Take a look at the oceans floor, and one year later look again, it's as if a bulldozer of eminence size are dosing areas all over the oceans floor, it's not hard to see.
once they finish poisoning the sea, destroying biomes, collapsing the sea floor, cracking the hydrovents and therefore sinking lands, releasing pressurized pockets of gas or oil, re-activating volcanoes and inducing earthquakes only then you will find gold is even more important to corporations and some than human life or any life at all...
Fantastic Video!!! Single use plastic is a huge problem. I am curious about the braided line he is talking about? Some of the braided lines last even longer then the nylon. the only truly Biodegradable line is Bioline. it will break down in 5 years to a very minimal amount of Carbon Dioxide and H2O.
I have always wondered if cures for diseases like cancer can be found using scientific research of the deep ocean. Destroying it with mining hadn't crossed my mind. Considering man's greed and lack of regard for our planet, it should have.
Bless the beasts in the oceans...who will protect them from man's greed? Already the killerwhales and the other species are being wiped out of the oceans slowly through pollution..we are harvesting their foodchain in the blink of an eye.. man has no mercy.
It's clear that even with all our knowledge, we humans are still so dumb.
The discovery of wonderful new species of creatures never seen before and yet there are those who are addicted to their greed that see an opportunity to destroy it.
The world as it is has already seen so much damage caused by us and yet these people have learned nothing from it.
Such places as the Great Barrier Reef almost destroyed, so many animals already extinct, it makes me sick!
Holy Quran 24:40
أَوْ كَظُلُمَاتٍ فِي بَحْرٍ لُّجِّيٍّ يَغْشَاهُ مَوْجٌ مِّن فَوْقِهِ مَوْجٌ مِّن فَوْقِهِ سَحَابٌ ۚ ظُلُمَاتٌ بَعْضُهَا فَوْقَ بَعْضٍ إِذَا أَخْرَجَ يَدَهُ لَمْ يَكَدْ يَرَاهَا ۗ وَمَن لَّمْ يَجْعَلِ اللَّهُ لَهُ نُورًا فَمَا لَهُ مِن نُّورٍ
Or [they are] like darknesses within an unfathomable sea which is covered by waves, upon which are waves, over which are clouds - darknesses, some of them upon others. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it. And he to whom Allah has not granted light - for him there is no light.
Yes, Now that they have pumped up from the sea-floor, and destabilized the continents with lifting all that sand up. So mother Earth does her best to repair it, with shaking it all, making earthquake's, and take big bites by erosion.
The forces that know this, and still does these things things, are the same that have dried some large areas to almost desert's, then burned up the land and buildings, and by adding so much water, that good soil, roots and seed's, get washed off the lands and rest out in the
oceans. Then there is all the treassurres they know is deep under the very thick lce. Or inn, or under, mega mountains! For the ones with large cities, already built, deep under ground, with food stacked high. Covering their needs for a very long time. Probably growing of a lot of plants, fruits...... Hens, and other animals they will need for fresh meat, and some new eggs. Maybe some big acquarians...., Well, and then there is us....... Good luck to us all! Some parts of our world is already looking far a head, down in the local ditch, and dump's. So very sad......😭. 🇳🇴.!
dude everything happened for a reason, if this deep sea creatures have been found, dont make them extinct, theres a reason why we could explore the ocean, doesnt mean we can just take all we want down there, God wants us to explore what He made and not destroying them, Im pretty sure extincted animals will soon somehow gets revived, because they dont live just to die before we even look at them.
Man can't find anything more to destroy on the surface so they are going deep sea. This is not funny at all...you dumbasses would trade our planet for mere power over others. Humans are really disgusting! Phew!
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