What do the Titanic, the Costa Concordia, and the Sewol have in common? They’re all large objects that sunk due to human error. In this blog post, we’ll explore the causes of these disasters and what we can learn from them.
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The Pacific Ocean
There are many objects that have been found in the Pacific Ocean. Most of these objects are man-made, and they have been there for centuries. A few of these objects are: the Titanic, the Bismarck, the USS Arizona, and the HMS Edinburgh.
The Mariana Trench
The Mariana Trench is the deepest part of the world’s oceans. It is located in the western Pacific Ocean, to the east of the Mariana Islands. The trench is about 2,550 kilometres (1,580 mi) long but has an average width of only 69 kilometres (43 mi). At its deepest point, the Challenger Deep, it is 10,994 metres (nearly 7 miles) deep.
The Philippine Trench
The Philippine Trench is a deep marine trench located in the floor of the Philippine Sea. The Philippine Trench is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, a zone of volcanic and seismic activity that encircles the Pacific Ocean. The Philippine Trench is one of the deepest oceanic trenches in the world, reaching depths of more than 10,000 meters (33,000 feet).
The Philippine Trench is home to a variety of unique and fascinating creatures, including giant squid, gigantic crabs, and “giant isopods” (a type of giant pillbug). These creatures are adapted to survive in the harsh conditions found at these depths, where there is little or no light and the pressure is hundreds of times greater than at sea level.
The Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean is one of the five oceans of the world, covering about 21% of the Earth’s surface. It is second in size only to the Pacific Ocean. It extends from the Arctic in the north to the Antarctic in the south, and from the West Indies in the west to Europe and Africa in the east.
The Puerto Rico Trench
The Puerto Rico Trench is the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean and one of the most treacherous places on Earth. It’s located on the boundary between the Caribbean Plate and the North American Plate, and it runs from Puerto Rico to Newfoundland. The average depth of the trench is over 8,000 meters, and its deepest point, the Milwaukee Deep, plunges to a depth of almost 9,000 meters.
The Puerto Rico Trench is notorious for shipwrecks and other maritime disasters. In 1918, two ships (the SS Carpathia and the SS Imo) collided near the trench, killing more than 1,500 people. In 1932, another ship (the SS Westmoreland) sank in the trench after hitting an iceberg; only six people survived. And in 1956, a plane carrying 57 people crashed into the trench after running out of fuel; there were no survivors.
What do all of these sinking objects have in common? They were all discovered by robots.
The South Sandwich Trench
The South Sandwich Trench is a deep submarine trench, one of the deepest in the world, formed along a transform fault in the Earth’s crust. It stretches for about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) southwest of Cape Horn, Chile. It reaches a maximum depth of 8,540 meters (28,010 feet / 5.2 miles) below sea level at its southern end; however, its average depth is only 4,920 meters (16,140 feet / 3.1 miles).
The Indian Ocean
Sinking objects in the Indian Ocean have been grabbing headlines recently. But what do they have in common? Let’s take a closer look.
The Java Trench
The Java Trench is the deepest part of the Indian Ocean and one of the world’s deepest maritime trenches. It stretches from the Sunda Strait in the west to the prospective Makran Trench in the east. The trench is c. 7,725 km (4,804 mi) long and has a maximum depth of 8,047 m (26,401 ft).
The Sunda Trench
The Sunda Trench is the deepest point in the Indian Ocean. It extends from the Pulau Laut Island in Indonesia to Kanyakumari, India. The trench is about 2,500 kilometers (1,600 miles) long and has an average depth of 7,450 meters (24,500 feet). The deepest part of the trench is in the Diamantina Fracture Zone and has a depth of 8,047 meters (26,401 feet).
What Do the Sinking Objects Have in Common?
They are all denser than the surrounding fluid. This is because the object is made of molecules that are closer together than the fluid molecules. The fluid molecules can move around the object, but the object molecules cannot.
They Are All Trenches
Trenches are any type of ditch, trough or hole that is dug into the ground. They are usually long, narrow and deep. Trenches are used for a variety of purposes, including drainage, irrigation, sewage, utilities and communication lines. Some trenches are also used as defensive positions in warfare.
They Are All Deep
They Are All Deep Roasts
Deep roasting is a process of roasting coffee beans until they are charred. The name is derived from the color of the coffee bean, which is deep brown or black. This type of roast is also sometimes referred to as a “dark roast.”
They Are All in the Ocean
All of the objects in the ocean are sinking because of the force of gravity. The objects with more mass have more gravity and sink faster than the objects with less mass. The density of the object also affects how fast it sinks. The denser an object is, the faster it sinks.