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Traces of human activity found in the deepest point of the ocean: the discovery amazed scientists

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You can find traces of human activity everywhere

Humans have affected almost the entire ecosystem of the planet with a number of pollutants. This happens everywhere on Earth, regardless of accessibility.

The IFL Science publication writes about this. Oceanographer Dr. Dawn Wright from the United States saw signs of human activity in the form of a beer bottle in the Mariana Trench at a depth of approximately eleven thousand meters.

She noted that no matter where a person goes, you can find traces of human activity.

For example, in 2020, a new species of millipede found in the Mariana Trench was eventually named after the plastic found in its guts, and in 2023, microplastics were discovered in a cave system that had been closed to humans for 30 years.

"Wherever you go, there are many signs of human activity," Dr. Dawn Wright emphasized during her expedition to the deepest place in the Pacific Ocean.

The deepest part, located in the southern part of the Mariana Trench and known as the Challenger Deep, is approximately 10,935 meters deep.

"This beer bottle traveled nearly eleven kilometers to the darkest depths of the Pacific Ocean, with its label still intact. This garbage reached an unpolluted part of our planet before humans did. It is a symbol of how deeply and irrevocably we are impacting nature," Dr. Wright says of the discovery.

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