Positioned at the top of the illustration, the Great Lakes freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in 1975 in water that was shallower than it was long (the ship was over 200m long while it was found at the depth of 160m). The illustration also features such elements as the famous RMS Titanic, Burj Khalifa and even stick figures of Freddie Mercury and David Bowie, a clever reference to their song “Under Pressure”! At the bottom of the image, around 10,916 m is the Challenger Deep, the deepest known point on Earth, which is in the Mariana Trench, Pacific Ocean. James Cameron made a descent to the bottom of it on 26 March 2012 and filmed his experience. The door in the picture is fictional, however, as the artist is only implying that Cameron went so deep to reach it, instead of making the descent just for the sake of it.
While Cameron reported only seeing tiny amphipods and no fish, we can only imagine what swims at the rest of the unexplored 95% of the ocean as some creatures found by a Russian fisherman Roman Fedortsov look like monsters out of our worst nightmares.
Sometimes we don’t even comprehend how deep the ocean is and Randall Munroe shows it perfectly in this infographic
The Great Lakes freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in 1975 in water that was shallower than it was long
The vessels that seem lost in the depths of the sea are just at the top of the picture
The RMS Titanic sank on 14 April 1912 and now lies in two parts at about 3,784 m deep
The illustration also features stick figures of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, a reference to their song “Under Pressure”
Only 5% of the ocean is explored, leaving the rest of it a mystery with only glimpses of what lies beneath the surface
The deepest known point on Earth, the Challenger Deep, is in the Mariana Trench, at about 10,916 m
James Cameron made a descent to the bottom of it on 26 March 2012
Although he only reported seeing tiny amphipods and no fish, we can only imagine what creatures swim within the depths
As a Russian fisherman, Roman Fedortsov’s photos suggest…
These creatures are just a taste of what the depths of sea have to offer