We know more about the surface of the moon than we know about our own oceans. 4km off the coast of Florida scientists have an under water lab which is being used to observe the changes in underwater climate and studying other marine livings. Few days ago deep at the bottom of the ocean, a massive blue holes that formed thousands of years ago was discovered by scientists. Unexplored holes contain has remained largely a mystery but now, scientists want to change that and from all over the world they are rushing to study this mysterious phenomena. This 430 foot deep hole appears to be “blue” is located off Florida’s Gulf Coast. Researchers are flocking in search of signs of life, among other scientific studies. The hole has been called Green Banana.
This blue hole is located round about 155 feet below the water’s surface. It was first discovered not by researchers or scientists, but by fishermen and recreational divers, and is similar to sinkholes found on land.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that there are many underwater sinkholes, springs and caverns around Florida’s coast but they have no idea how many exist.
Research say they differ in size, shape and depth, most are believed to host a large abundance of diverse plants and animal life.
Last year in 2019, team of scientists from Mote Marine Laboratory, Florida Atlantic University/Harbor Branch, Georgia Institute of Technology and the U.S. Geological Society, with support from the NOAA, explored an over 300 foot deep hole, located about 30 miles off the coast of Sarasota. Next month in August 2020, and next year in 2021, same team is planing to explore Green Banana.
“I’ve never been to the bottom of the Green Banana, it’s quite deep,” a researcher said. “The bigger ones that we’ve been working on where the opening of the hole is about 75-100 feet across, I definitely want to keep going down into those,” she said. “But, there are other holes out there where the hole is the size of, say, a manhole cover in the city… I get a little fearful with those!”