At the depth of ten thousand meters in Mariana Trench, what should not have appeared was found by scientists!
The deepest trench on earth is the Mariana Trench. It’s about 10984 meters deep, putting the highest mountain into the Mariana Trench, which may be completely submerged. It’s so far away from the sea level that the sun can’t penetrate it. Imagine that the interior of the Mariana Trench is dark and almost isolated. Human beings have a kind of awe attitude towards it, both longing and fear, few people go there.
As far as human beings are concerned, this great trench is as far away as the universe. It is hard for scientists to suppress their curiosity. They have explored this great trench and used advanced marine equipment to dive deep into the sea. What is most unexpected is that what scientists should not see is plastic. No one would have thought that the plastic thrown around by human beings would appear in the Mariana Trench, which is known as the pure land, and now it has been tarnished. At the depth of ten thousand meters in Mariana Trench, what should not have appeared was found by scientists!
The impact of plastics on the Mariana Trench
The discovery of this big anomaly is undoubtedly a dangerous signal. Human waste has been spread into the trench. With such a long hand, we can see that the environment of Mariana Trench is in a critical state. According to statistics, from 1950 to now, more than 9 billion tons of plastics have been manufactured by human beings, most of which are destroyed by burning or burying. Because of the low cost and high plasticity of plastics, it is widely used. Even if it is convenient for the living standard of human beings, it also brings many disasters.
Plastic is difficult to degrade. It belongs to high molecular polymer with good stability. It is easy to form small molecules that cannot be degraded in nature. In order to solve the problem of plastic pollution, scientists have also developed a kind of degradable plastic, but its production cost is too high, it needs to spend a lot of money, and the probability of diffusion is too small. It’s a thorny problem that plastics can’t be degraded. 60% of plastics will be abandoned in nature. With the water and wind flowing into the ocean, it’s found in the Mariana Trench, which shows that it may spread to the global ocean.
What can human beings do to alleviate the current situation?
There are countless creatures living in the Mariana Trench. These creatures lived carefree originally, but the tranquility was broken by the plastic. If they were eaten into the body by sea creatures, it would not only endanger the safety of life, even if the creature died, the plastic would not disappear, it would attach to another organism, forming a vicious circle with high harmfulness. Scientists on the deep sea in the detection of amphipods, accidentally found the existence of plastic particles, this is a very serious warning signal, human do not wake up completely late.
Scientists have long advocated that human beings should use less plastics. The mineral water we drink and instant noodles we eat in our lives are inseparable from plastics. As long as we do not use plastics, the emission of plastics will also be reduced. Seeing this picture of the Mariana Trench, scientists have a bad feeling in their hearts. Human beings continue to abandon plastic recklessly, and eventually they will eat the consequences themselves. What do you think of this discovery in the Mariana Trench? You can leave a message for interaction.