Virgin billionaire Richard Branson with a team of scientists showed the thrilling findings after their mission of groundbreaking to the bottom of Belize’s Blue Hole. The world’s most massive sinkhole is the great Blue Hole. And its measurement is about 984 feet (300 meters) overall, and roughly estimate is 410 feet (125 meters) deep.
Fabien Cousteau discovered the Blue Hole and mapped in 1971 who was a grandson of Jacques Cousteau, an underwater explorer. Moreover, the team also included the work of Fabien Cousteau in their finding report. In December 2018, the finding team started their journey to find out the secrets of Blue Hole bottom. The group for the first time captures new inside footages and images of the Blue Hole to create its first interior 3D map with the help of two submarines.
Chief Pilot Erika Bergman Statement
Chief Pilot of oceanographer and operations manager, Erika Bergman gives his statement to CNN that they did their complete 360 sonar map and according to them it is now just about finished. It gives them a pleasant look, as it is the sonar scan of mesh-layered of the whole thousand-foot diameter hole. Furthermore, he expressed that it is among one of the most exciting discoveries and they have never seen before stalactites. Stalactites is basically a type of mineral formations, and it has a shape like icicles, approximately 407 feet into the hole, to close to the bottom.
Erika Bergman further says that the adventure’s overall experience of having submerged in the dark depths was unusual and extraordinary. And they hadn’t mapped all this before because they didn’t discover it before. Bergman said that the hydrogen sulfide layer is one of the craziest things about this hole. The layer is about 300 feet descends, reflecting out all the light and sinking divers into darkness.
Further, she tells that you miss all of that Caribbean sunlight and it just goes entirely black, and it’s altogether anoxic down there having no life. Bergman and her group were capable of seeing the hole’s convoluted features with the help of their high-resolution sonar. Besides, Bergman says that their team not identified everything which her team found because they found few unidentifiable paths at the bottom of the Blue Hole.
Her team was delighted that the hole was almost free from trash. They found there only two to three pieces of plastic whereas more than this other part was clean and bright. That was the work of the Belize Audubon Society that really ensures the protection of the hole. From her statement, it was clear that in Blue Hole they see there a minimal impact on human beings. She expresses that there are many clean places on our planet and many of them exist in the oceans, and those are precisely same thousands of years ago and will remain precisely the same thousands of years in future.