For the first time, scientists have discovered the lakes in the ocean. Anyone who dives to the lake will die of poisoning. A waters underneath the Gulf of Mexico that was discovered by scientists through Exploration Vessel (E/V) Nautilus spotted the underwater lakes because its salinity level is much higher than the surrounding waters dubbed as 'Jacuzzi of Despair'.
"This is the most amazing thing in the deep sea. You dive into the deep sea and find a lake or river that flows, it feels like was not on the Earth," said Erik Cordes, an associate professor of biology at Temple University.
|Scientists have found underneath the Gulf of Mexico is a salty lake that is rare in the world's oceans but deadly. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fL76z)|
Erik who published these findings in the journal Oceanography last week said that the lakes in the ocean has salt levels five times higher than surrounding areas. Not only that, it also has the levels of methane and hydrogen sulfide are very high. That is why the waters of the lake can not be mixed perfectly with the surrounding waters.
Almost no living creature that is able to live in that environment. Anyone who dive into it will die due to poisoning. Only bacteria can tolerate methane and high salt and will survive. For the scientist, the lake is an interesting research field. Scientists can study how certain living creatures could live in extreme conditions.
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