Eight wonders found in the sea

  The vast undersea world is a strange treasure house. There are not only rich natural resources, but also countless treasures of the human world. The following are some strange creatures found on the seabed and some strange objects salvaged from the seabed.
  1. The “computer” in
  ancient Greece The Antikythera device in ancient Greece had slept on the seabed for thousands of years, and was salvaged in 1900. This is one of the most amazing underwater archaeological discoveries to date. This device is the oldest known complex gear device, and its specific purpose is still a mystery. It is speculated that it may be used to predict lunar and solar eclipses. Due to the complexity of its structure, this device is also known as the world’s first “analog computer”.
  2. “Apollo” 11 rocket engine
  On July 20, 1969, the US “Apollo” 11 spacecraft successfully sent astronauts to the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were on the moon for the first time Has left human footprints. It was the Saturn 5 rocket that carried the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Its engine wreckage has been sleeping on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean at a depth of more than 4,800 meters. In March 2013, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, decided to salvage the wreck and put it on display at the Kansas Space Center after restoration.
  3. ruins of ancient cities
  in the long history of human progress, there is the final fate of some of the city sank. Current technology allows archaeologists to rediscover and study the ruins of these submarine cities. One of the most striking submarine cities is the ancient city of Tonis, which was discovered in the Egyptian waters in 2000. Tonys City was called “Heraklion” by the ancient Greeks. It was the largest population center of Crete during the Minoan civilization and the location of the legendary Minoan Labyrinth. Archaeologists have discovered a large number of precious cultural relics on the seabed, from which can glimpse the past glory of Heraklion.
  4. Coelacanth
  Coelacanth is a kind of total fins. This species can not only breathe air, but also use fins to walk, which is an important evidence for the evolution of fish to amphibians. Scientists once thought the coelacanth as early as extinct from the earth 65 million years ago, until 1938, a marine biologist from Africa fishermen to catch sea
  fish found in a live coelacanth. Later, another coelacanth was found in Indonesia. Perhaps to the fishermen who catch them, the coelacanth is of no value, but to biologists, the coelacanth is an extremely precious biological “living fossil”. Not long ago, scientists completed the genome sequencing of the coelacanth and found that the genome sequence of the coelacanth living in the coastal waters of Tanzania and Indonesia in eastern Africa has little difference. This may be the main reason why they have become “living fossils.”
  5. The pirate ship and artillery In
  1718, the pirate ship of the legendary and most famous pirate “Blackbeard” (real name Edward Titch) in the history of world navigation-“Queen Anne’s Revenge” was in Bover, North Carolina, USA A sandbank near Tete ran aground, and the pirates abandoned the ship and landed and were forced to sink the ship into the sea. In 1966, the wreck of the “Queen Anne’s Revenge” was discovered for the first time, and thousands of artifacts were salvaged. In 2013, there was a new discovery about the “Queen Anne’s Revenge”. Archaeologists found the ship’s artillery. A total of 20 artillery have been discovered so far.
  6. Microorganisms from the Jurassic Period
  In 2012, scientists discovered microorganisms from the Jurassic period in silt deposits tens of meters below the bottom of the North Pacific Ocean. Although buried on the seabed for 86 million years, there are still living microorganisms. The dinosaurs of the same era have long since become extinct, but they survived only on the organic matter and oxygen in the sparse silt, and their powerful survival ability is breathtaking. Scientists don’t know much about these deep-sea microorganisms, and they haven’t named them. Their DNA does not match any existing bacterial species.
  7. Silver treasure
  In 1941, the British cargo ship “Gelsopah” carrying nearly 240 tons of silver bricks was hit by a torpedo from Nazi Germany and sank 480 kilometers off the coast of Ireland. In the summer of 2012, the American Odyssey Marine Exploration Company claimed that it had salvaged more than 61 tons of silver bricks, worth up to 36 million U.S. dollars, setting a world record for the highest value of treasure found in the same location.
  8. giant squid
  giant squid is the world’s largest animal, the largest invertebrates. Scientists don’t know much about this animal. All the while, people have only found giant squid carcasses on the coast—some individuals are more than 12 meters in length—but few live animals have been found. In 2001, scientists first observed a living giant squid on the ocean floor when the giant squid was still young. In 2012, scientists took pictures of adult giant squids moving in the ocean.