A series of holes lined up at the bottom of the sea, near the archipelago of the Azores, is causing a stir in the scientific community. This is the second time in years that this mysterious phenomenon has been observed, and there are still no answers as to what these holes in Earth might be.
These holes, which were reported once in 2004, were found by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) during an expedition with a remotely operated submarine.
They are seen in the Mid-Atlantic Dorsal Mountain Range, near the Azores Archipelago. The discovery was made during the expedition to the Ridge 2022 in July.
The depth of these holes is 2,540 meters, and they are perfectly aligned, which arouses the researchers’ curiosity.
According to the report, at first glance, the holes appear to be man-made, but when the image is zoomed in, “the small sediment piles around the holes make it look like they were dug by… NOAA on their official Twitter page, where they opened up the discussion to the community and asked for theories about what they could be.” This phenomenon.
As it is the longest underwater mountain range in the world – it stretches for more than 65,000 km – much of it remains unexplored.
At the moment, the theory of “Lebensspuren”, or traces of life, is the theory most defended by scientists. The perspective argues that the holes originated from fossils of living things, eggs, and waste from marine animals.
Another theory leads scientists to believe that these holes appear to have been dug to serve as a source of oxygen.
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