German authorities are investigating the mysterious and seemingly inexplicable disappearance of the €300,000 ($330,000) Boknis Eck underwater observatory from the Baltic Sea.
The sheer measurement and weight of the subsea station, which consisted of two racks, one weighing 250kg (550lbs) and the different 100kg, anchored at a depth of 22 meters (72 ft) has dominated out an enormous storm, heavy currents or massive sea creatures as the culprits behind the observatory’s disappearance.
Both racks, situated between the Danish and German borders, had been “removed with great force from their position,” in line with the GEOMAR statement.
On August 21 at roughly 8:15pm native time, transmissions from the station stopped lifeless. Divers dispatched to analyze found that the whole construction had merely vanished leaving solely a shredded transmission cable behind.
The Boknis Eck Observatory was situated 1.Eight kilometers (1.1 miles) off shore in a restricted space that prohibited civilian or industrial site visitors from coming into.
The station collected knowledge about water temperature, vitamins, salt content material, water pace, and concentrations of chlorophyll and methane to guage the well being of the native ecosystem. Researchers have described the knowledge the station collected as “downright priceless.”
Scientists at GEOMAR who oversaw the station’s work have carried out their very own seek for the lacking observatory however to no avail. They at the moment are searching for the public’s assist in finding it.