At the bottom of the Mariana trench discovered four new species of crustaceans, as well as a plastic bag and candy wrappers. The discovery was made by members of the research expedition “Five deep” under the leadership of the American Victor Vescovo, reports .
The head of the expedition Victor Velikov in a specially made submersible spent four hours at the bottom of the Mariana trench at a depth of almost 11 kilometers. It was the deepest dive in human history. Only his team five times sank to the bottom of the basin.
The expedition collected samples of rocks, and also found four new species of crustaceans of Amphipoda.
Among the finds was also a plastic bag and candy wrappers. According to the participants of the expedition, the influence of mankind on the ecology of the planet is already becoming visible even in the most remote parts of the planet. Now the researchers intend to verify the presence of plastic in the body is found creatures.
Previously on the coast of the Philippines threw the whale in the stomach of which was 40 kg plastic bags. Another case occurred near the Italian island of Sardinia. There was discovered a dead female whale. Experts have established that she was not only pregnant, but also contained 22 pounds of plastic waste.