Mysterious Strange Holes Discovered Off the Cost Of California

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Researchers have discovered tens of thousands of odd holes in the water in Big Sur, California, which they believe are caused by microbes.

An expedition led by experts from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) was investigating the deep bottom off the coast of Big Sur when they stumbled upon a large group of sea lions.

Approximately 600 feet broad and 16 feet deep, the biggest holes, or pockmarks, may be found on the planet. MBARI discovered some of the pockmarks in 1999, according to a statement issued by the organization. MBARI is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of the environment. Later investigations performed by MBARI and other organizations, on the other hand, revealed that there were over 5,200 pockmarks spread across the world.


A significant number of micro-depressions, or small holes, have been discovered. There are 15,000 micro-depressions in the Earth’s crust, each spanning an average of 11 feet wide, according to estimates.

After presenting their results at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, MBARI researchers Eve Lundsten and Charles Paull

There are two types of holes on the seafloor in this area, Landsmen said: “Pockmarks and micro-depressions.” It’s unclear how long these pockmarks will last, but we’ve discovered no evidence that they were created recently by gas or fluid on the seafloor. It’s not “incipient pockmarks,” but rather erosional features that have recently emerged. This study is continuing.”

They want to know how the holes in the seafloor originated since the location where they were discovered is where a planned wind farm will be built.

Researchers at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific documented test craters and sunken boats, according to another study given at the American Geophysical Union’s Fall Meeting.

Scientists claimed last year that they had discovered a magnificent volcanic “lost planet” off the coast of Tasmania.

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