The Power Of Deep Undersea Rivers We Know Very Little About

Submitted by: punko 3 months ago in Science


Underwater.  Hidden.  A volatile mix of a flash flood, an avalanche, and a volcanic pyroclastic flow causes massive sediment transport along the continental shelf.

An excerpt from the BBC: The river cascades through steep-sided gorges and churns around isolated towers of rock, before winding across a vast plain beyond. It is a torrent to rival the mighty Colorado River that carved out the Grand Canyon.

Yet this dramatic natural wonder has never appeared in any tourist photographs, nor does it feature on any maps. The reason? It lies two miles (3.2km) beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean.
There are 10 comments:
Male 552
I think if they ever need more funding, they just need to move the last couple of paragraphs up to the lead.  For your average internet denizen, that is the most important part.
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Male 857
muert Agreed. I meant to add to the post that the article got more interesting the further you read.  And yes, knocking out all of those undersea cables would be enormous.
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Male 215
fascinating! Thank you.
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Male 5,432
i love the ocean, i wish we could spark more exploration and understanding of it.
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Male 4,152
Cool, nice post punko. Thanks.
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