Nearly, 71 percent of the Earth is covered with water. Within this, more than one million species are found in the sea, for whose protection, World Sea Day is observed every year on 8 June. This time the theme of this day was, ‘Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean.’ Rio DE Janeiro first raised the issue of conservation of marine organisms at the Earth Conference in 1992. After this, in December 2008, the United Nations announced to celebrate this day on 8 June. Let’s know an interesting thing related to the sea-
Interesting Facts about The Great Blue Hole, Belize , Central America
Apart from the mysterious cave land inside the sea, there are many wonderful things inside it, which you will be surprised to know about. Today, we are going to tell you about one such place, which is located in Belize, Central America. This hollow is called the ‘Great Blue Hole.’ The Great Blue Hole is a massive nautical sinkhole off the shore of Belize.
It lies near the center of Lighthouse Mound, a small a reckoning 70 km from the inland and Belize Town The actual name of “The Great Blue Hole” was Discovered by British diver and author Ned Middleton after having existed in Belize City, for half-a-year. He was so fascinated with this usual piece that he analytic in his manuscript, “Ten Years Submerged” that if Australia could have ‘The Great Barricade Reef’ then Belize could equally have ‘The Great Blue Hole’ — thus setting this feature apart from similar, although reduced in size, structures. The actual name of “The Great Blue Hole” was shaped by British diver and author Ned Middleton after having existed in Belize City, for half-a-year.
It is a spherical pothole, built in the sea. It has a width of about 318 meters, and a depth of about 125 meters. The Great Blue Hole is a first-class destination for fun scuba divers attracted by the occasion to dive in crystal-clear seawater, and see countless species of aquatic life including equatorial fish and remarkable coral formations.
What was found in the Great Blue Hole?
As the squad started, they initiate the typical defendants: mound swindler, turtles, and enormous corals. But as they pushed 90 meters, life started to disappear. The offender was a heavy coating of poisonous hydrogen sulfide covering the breadth of the entire sinkhole like a hovering blanket.
Built 153,000 years ago,
If we talk about the establishment of this ‘Great Blue Hole, then its construction started about 153,000 years ago. It was developed in four stages. It was designed throughout several chapters of Quaternary frost when sea levels were much lower. Study of pillars found in the Great Blue Hole shows that formation took place 153,000; 66,000; 60,000; and 15,000 years ago. When its construction was completed 150 centuries ago, the marine level was very low at that time, due to which this ‘Great Blue Hole’ was visible above from the sea level. Steadily the sea level rose, and this cave was totally submerged inside the sea. As the ocean created to rise again, the cave was flooded. Ecologists also like this place a lot, because many exclusive aquatic creatures are found here.
Is the blue hole dangerous? Is the Great Blue Hole in Belize dangerous?
The Blue Hole itself is no extra (hazardous) than some added Red Sea dive site but diving through the Arch, a submerged subway which lies within the Blue Hole site, is a life-threatening dive that has resulted in many accidents and moralities. While less focused than in its gas form, it is still strong, and sea life in the Blue Hole will not pass through the layer. Throughout the dive, the crew exposed the H2S sheet sits at a depth of 290 feet (ca. 88 m) and blankets the complete hole.
Till date, the whole mystery about its construction has not been resolved. There are many caves inside this cave, which itself holds many secrets. Glyn Collinson, a NASA expert who recently dived the Great Blue Hole described it thus:
“It was the cavernous, deep blue hole conceivable; A gorge that fell away deep into the deep, dark blue. It had been forged out of hard rock as caverns, hundreds of thousands of years ago during the last ice age.
For eternities, water filtered through the rock, and into these great stone cathedrals, breeding multicolored columns and stalagmites. Then, one by one they bent in on each other, producing a crater four hundred ends deep. As Earth’s distended glacial ice-caps withdrew, the warm Caribbean ocean removed in to fill the chasm with boiling white hands, the last heats of sunlight hit the gulf’s floor. Then, as the sandstone broke down, it began to rain tiny particles of a rock, which slowly began to fill the great Blue Hole.”
This one is actual deep, starting with a drip moldy from forty, feet that go right way down to the bottom past 400 bases. “The gentleman held up a comprehensive convention drawn graph of the location and pointed as he communicated.” We will go down fast to 130 feet (ca. 40 m) where spikes originate down from this projection. We will stay there for a maximum of twelve minutes, opening from the time that first brace gets there. We all need to keep organized and guard each other. To make sure that you all keep a judgment on your seriousness, the dive pair who goes the deepest will buy a round of drinks for everyone back at the Island. ‘Great’, I thought, ‘so much for forceful our depth restrictions.’
Why is the Great Blue Hole so blue?
A blue hole is essentially formed when a roof collapses over a cavern and is subsequently filled with water. Geological structures in the Great Blue Hole of Belize are important because they initially can only form in air when caverns are dry, and above sea level.
How many people have died in the Blue Hole?
The number of Blue Hole fatalities are not recorded; one source estimates 130 divers died during the fifteen-year period from 1997 to 2012, averaging over eight per year, other claims as many as 200. This includes some snorkeling deaths at the surface unrelated to dive the Arch.
Identified in 1971
Many experts reflect it the major natural production. Before 1971, individuals around the biosphere was unconscious of this cave. Similar year, the French scientist Jacques Cousteau derived here with his vessel and measured the zone. Later than, this place has become well-known all over the world. This cave is made of mineral.
What do you find at the bottom of Blue Hole?
Below, there’s no oxygen, no existence, and swig there we found a scallop and oyster, and recluse crabs that had fallen into the hole and choked, truly.
The Great Blue Hole is not the only cave, such a cave is also Deans Blue Hole, which is 200 meters deep. This place is located in the Bahamas. The divers tried to search the tunnels in this cave, but they failed.