Unexplained mysterious holes discovered at the bottom of the ocean

Inexplicable and mysterious holes found at the bottom of the ocean have baffled scientists.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) called on Internet sleuths to help solve the mystery.

The unique depressions were discovered as part of Voyage to the Ridge 2022, three telepresence ocean exploration expeditions aboard a NOAA ship. Okeanos Explorer.

The pits appear to have been dug by something—or someone—and are arranged in an eerily straight line.

The Science Agency conducts mapping operations and remote-controlled dives in the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone, Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Azores Plateau in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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“During Saturday’s Okeanos dive, we observed several of these sublinear sets of holes in the sediments.

“These holes have been previously reported from this region, but their origin remains a mystery.

“While they look almost man-made, the little piles of sediment around the holes make them look like they were dug up by…something.

“What is your hypothesis?”

The fun challenge generated a lot of responses – and the Internet has everything for it.

“I’m not saying they’re aliens, but they’re aliens,” joked one person.

Another person speculated that bubble holes formed from decay of organic matter or seismic pressure along the slabs could be the cause.

“A previously unknown species of crab that hides in rectangular burrows and hunts in linear flocks, waiting for prey to fall into their paws,” another person suggested.

One commenter wrote: “It seems to me that the sediment is sinking or water is flowing from a crack in the geological shelf or cave roof.

“I suspect that either the ancient coral or some sedimentary rock structure beneath it has a void from which material is washed out even further. I would start looking to see if there are any caves or deformations on the seabed.”

Originally published as Mysterious holes found at the bottom of the ocean