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Richard Branson, one of the richest British and founder of the Virgin group, made an unexpected discovery in the Blue Hole, one of the planet's natural wonders, located in the Caribbean Sea, reports Iflscience.com.
Together with a team of scientists and Discovery, Richard discovered that in the Blue Hole, even at 120 meters depth and 100 kilometers from Belize, pollution affects the ocean.
"The monsters in the deep? Well, the real monsters that overlook the ocean are climate change and plastic" Branson said. "Unfortunately I saw plastic bottles at the bottom of the hole ", he added.
In addition to the plastic discovered in the Blue Hole, Branson and his team also noticed a large number of dead crabs and other creatures that have fallen below the hydrogen layer of the hole where there is not much oxygen.
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"We hope that together with this journey we will become more aware of the fact that we must protect the ocean from pollution before it is too late, Branson said.
The Blue Hole is a major attraction for tourists. Its crystal clear waters and marine life in the area are a real treasure for divers, fishermen, but also for those who make boat trips.
With a diameter of 305 meters and a depth of 125 meters, the Blue Hole is the second largest hole in the world in the world, followed by the Gulf of Dragon of the South China Sea.