Russian sailors discovered a mysterious cavity in Antarctica

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Near the Land of Alexander the First, the expedition of the Russian oceanographic ship Admiral Vladimirsky discovered a depression 800 meters deep in the Bellingshausen Sea. At the same time, the depths surrounding the depression off the coast of Antarctica are about two hundred meters.

“Such a phenomenon off the coast is a rarity,” the Russian Geographical Society Department of Information and Media said.

“The bottom of the Bellingshausen Sea near the coast of Antarctica has a lot of deep longitudinal furrows,” RIA quotes expedition commander Oleg Osipov, commander of the first rank . “Apparently, they were left by sliding icebergs and glaciers.”

The round-the-world expedition of the Baltic Fleet’s oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky lasted from December 3, 2019 to June 8, 2020. It was dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica and the 250th anniversary of the birth of Admiral Ivan Kruzenshtern.

The vessel performed large-scale hydrographic and hydrological studies in the Antarctic. In particular, the coordinates of Peter the Great Island in the Antarctic and the location of the coastline of the Land of Alexander I and the Rothschild Island were clarified.

According to the results of the round-the-world tour of the Russian Navy , changes will be made immediately to 14 sea charts.


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