The loosely defined region of the North Atlantic Ocean has been at the centre of bizarre events dating back more than 500 years to when Christopher Columbus and the Santa Maria crew reported a sighting of unknown light. The vicinity of this so-called triangle is among the most heavily travelled shipping lanes in the world, with vessels frequently crossing through it for ports in the Americas, Europe and the Caribbean islands. Popular culture has attributed various disappearances to the paranormal or even some kind of colossal sea monster, but experts disregard these wild theories.
One aspect that had puzzled marine biologists for years was a number of strange markings spotted on creatures of the deep, but National Geographic’s ‘Sharks of the Bermuda Triangle’ revealed how the mystery unfolded.
The narrator said: “The Bermuda Triangle contains some of the deepest trenches in the world.
The Puerto Rico Trench at the Triangle’s southern point reaches depths of over 27,000 feet.
Divers explore the area of the sea.
The deepest branch of the Great Bahama Canyon, it’s named for its shape that’s like a tongue.”
The team had been tracking the shark for some time in the hope of making a breakthrough over the strange markings.
Dr Gallagher said: “The Tongue of the Ocean drops off steeply just half-a-mile or so offshore.
“It goes from about 30 feet to 300 to thousands really quickly.
“We really have no idea what’s going on down in the deep trenches here.