Since the beginning of human civilization, we have always been mesmerized by the tales of lost worlds. What if these discoveries are not all just stories and there are places so vastly different that they have their own unique ecosystems?
What is Mariana Trench?
It is a ditch in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan, east off Mariana Islands.
How deep is it?
As you can see, if we put Mount Everest in it, there would still be a mile of water above its peak. No doubt it is the deepest known part of the ocean.
What can go down there?
This is a picture of a newly invented submarine made of carbon fibre and titanium. It is specially designed to withstand the enormous pressure at the bottom, which happens to be 8 tonnes per square inch, equivalent to seventy four 747 aircrafts. If this submarine was not made of titanium and steel, it would get squashed like a can of coke under the tire of a truck.
What is the situation down there?
24 hours 365 days of the year it is pitch dark. Sunlight never reaches this depth. The temperature down there is -3°C to -4°C, due to the “anomalous expansion of water”. It is freezing cold all year around!
What lives there?
Fang tooth fish, angler fish, and the sucker octopus lives there. Angler fish has a fishing rod coming out of its head with a glowing light at its end. Do you think this light is powered by the energy plants in Australia? This light is powered by a chemical reaction in the body of the fish and is used to attract prey.
The last time we checked, none of these sea creatures were made of titanium steel! At the pressure of 80 tonnes per square inch – who feeds them?
“And no (moving) living creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allah. And He knows its dwelling place and its deposit (in the uterous, grave, etc.); all is in a Clear Book (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz – the Book of Decrees with Allah).” (Hud 11:6)