A great mystery surrounds the disappearance of the Titan submarine, where five people were traveling to meet the remains of the Titanic, and so far, there are no indications as to where they might be. The submersible was intended to take the crew 4,000 meters under the ocean, in a maximum time of 96 hours, before running out of oxygen; unfortunately, communication with the team on the surface was lost.
This enormous ship, in which more than 1,500 people died, sank in 1912, and what is left of it is submerged at a depth of 3,800 meters, the same distance where strange and dangerous sea creatures live.
After the disappearance of the submersible, the theory arose that it had been devoured by a Megalodon, an extinct species of giant shark, which became extinct at the end of the Pliocene period. The truth is that there is no evidence that one has been seen in modern times. In fact, fossils are proof that they existed 2.6 million years ago.
Other species inhabit the deep sea that would scare the living daylights out of anyone, either because of their size, their appearance, or both. Although it’s unlikely they had something to do with the disappearance of the Titan. However, just to put in perspective how deep the Titanic lies and where the submarine is likely to be, these are some of the creatures that live in those depths:
- Abyssal Fish
- Giant Deep-Sea Crabs
- Giant Squid
- Blue Whales
- Covered Whales
- Goblin Sharks
Here’s more on the Titan: