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Lost at sea: Ecological assessment around a sunken shipping container

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Thousands of shipping containers are lost from cargo vessels each year. Many of these containers eventually sink to the deep seafloor. In 2004, researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) discovered a lost shipping container almost 1,300 meters (4,200 feet) below the surface of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. In the first ever survey of its kind, researchers from MBARI and the Sanctuary recently described how deep-sea animal communities on and around the container differed from those in surrounding areas. The red dots seen in some of the underwater footage are lasers mounted on the remotely operated submersible. The lasers are 29 cm apart and allow the scientists to estimate animal size. Video editor: Kyra Schlining Script and narration: Josi Taylor Production support: James Barry, Kim Fulton-Bennett, Linda Kuhnz, Lonny Lundsten, Nancy Jacobsen Stout, Susan vonThun For more information visit: MBARI press release: http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2014/container-animals/container-animals-release.html Original publication: Taylor, J.R., DeVogelaere, A.P., Burton, E.J., Frey, O., Lundsten, L., Kuhnz, L.A., Whaling, P.J., Lovera, C., Buck, K.R., Barry J.P. (2014) Deep-sea faunal communities associated with a lost intermodal shipping container in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, CA. Marine Pollution Bulletin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.04.014 Special thanks to Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot (PLANET OCEAN/HOPE PRODUCTION) for the beautiful aerial container footage. http://www.homethemovie.org/en/informations-sur-yann-arthus-bertrand/planet-ocean
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Indrid Cold (1 day ago)
That is probably where the procomp 351 Windsor engine cylinder heads I ordered from Amazon are.
Kirby Strong (1 day ago)
What is the depth?
what inside !? show all..
Paul Obrien (6 days ago)
It's been a Goodyear .Think I'll re -Tyre !
pog mo thoin (6 days ago)
Open them fuckers up!!
dewey dodo (7 days ago)
There more concerned about the sea creatures camping on the box than what could kill them inside .
Medellin , (10 days ago)
For cartll
Shannon Hultz (10 days ago)
In 2019 I would be more worried about what Fukushima Nuclear disaster is doing to the planets oceans more than being worried about a few wayward shipping containers.
tanpa rasa (12 days ago)
Dave Hibbs (14 days ago)
You never however said what was inside the container...
ron dill (17 days ago)
Yup... Yup... So whats inside it thats Toxic and leaking out???? WTF!!
Marcushamilton Family (18 days ago)
I like to know what's inside
Beauty Paul (18 days ago)
Whats inside of it
FUDDLEYP JONES (19 days ago)
If you can get to it more than once why not just bring it up? You can use air bags or cable from a ship - or both.
Wonder Why (20 days ago)
That was very interesting. I assume the containers cargo was not harmful to the aquatic environment?
Adam Cohan (21 days ago)
Very Nice!
I'll FUCK YOUUP (25 days ago)
Why don't they RECOVER THE DAMB THING ????
Jennifer Aliff (27 days ago)
all containers should be made float.
Katrina E. (29 days ago)
Her voice is sooo relaxing!
Xen317 (29 days ago)
I wonder how many containers are legitimately lost vs how many containers containing contraband are merely reported lost.
Danny Mathis (29 days ago)
5 minutes of my life wasted.
Jalan Salur (30 days ago)
planet is fucked because of man's GREED
Oops Ken the pro Tv vn (30 days ago)
Container sinks and the container ship sinking though
Denis Magnaval (1 month ago)
Bonsoir pour quoi vous remonter pas ces conteneur en surface y a des produits dangereux dans certains de ces conteneur employer des plongeur pour mettre des ballons gonflables pour les remonter en surface .
Yousuf Khan Official (1 month ago)
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Jupp Olonn (1 month ago)
like the shipping company that lost the container in the first place, needs to be reliable to retrieve it...drop a hook down, hook it up and wench it to the top...no no lets leave it there.. lmfao PS it doesn't matter the cost, fix the problem!!
Toy Train (1 month ago)
Is that the Weed I ordered?
nick beam (1 month ago)
Think Fukushima why bother anymore they refuse to stop using the ocean for there cooling tank and that is not a joke just do some research and you will see all there excuses when they had more then enough time to correct there problem and refuse to ! it has now been found flowing in to the Atlantic water's, that's how far reaching it is now. So go buffalo yourself with your government propaganda !!!
JHT THORN (1 month ago)
Private or Public funded?
william jones (2 months ago)
what's inside the container is probably important, but no mention of it!
Masibur Sardar (2 months ago)
Valo laginibkgh
Masibur Sardar (2 months ago)
Valo laginibkgh
Michael Brilliant (2 months ago)
jatuh MSC Dan TEX Container
Откройте контейнеры!
Its Ribbles (2 months ago)
So thats why, why our package didn’t come.
koto koto (2 months ago)
The human jade will lead to the extinction of the planet
Macan Spasic (2 months ago)
destiny lover (2 months ago)
We r spoiling the nature!!!!!!!!! Be careful .don't spoil our home planet. What is this non sense.
Kram Sivad (2 months ago)
Those are the ones the FEMA prison barges stuff with people and throw overboard.
The V0iD (2 months ago)
Drop a piece of littler on the pavement? £150 FINE Drop a container in the sea? meh, we don't care
Moofy (2 months ago)
Imagine that rapidly sinking to the bottom, poor sea creatures living where it fell
Cheef Smokealot (2 months ago)
Looks like the lost shipping containers will become new aquatic reefs soon enough.... the ocean recycles itself naturally.
Mitch Burke (2 months ago)
Oh yea make light as much as you possibly can but very subtlety hinting that it’s bad for the ocean... ugh ignorant.
UrBoiDeath_666 (2 months ago)
There are deal humans. They intentionally threw so.e that had humans in them
Zoes Dada (2 months ago)
Right now you can buy 40' shipping containers for $1500 on ebay.
Pascual Castillo (2 months ago)
Some might have human trafficking, drugs
Brianna Eaton (2 months ago)
-__- pointless ass video when u don’t show what’s inside
PHILIP WATSON 5 (2 months ago)
Manda Panda (2 months ago)
Is there a update ?
A Franca (3 months ago)
It still had it's CTPAT anti tampering deal on it lol.
Tom Sutherland (3 months ago)
Fresh Bread (2 months ago)
nguyenvanhiepmarcus (3 months ago)
Haha all this talk of container when we have years of war tanks airplanes bombs ships oil spills submarines all sunk to the bottom because of war and here they mention containers.....lol a tad late.
Anas Takiyudin (3 months ago)
That crab looks delicious
tooslowformy50 (3 months ago)
I just want to know what's in the container
Darien Mccreight (3 months ago)
What's inside
Moey M (3 months ago)
Yeah gonna get my diving suit and open that bitch up 🤗
keepitreal (3 months ago)
This lady sounds faker than a pound of make up..😂
Troy Balmeo (3 months ago)
Lots of tires inside. :o
Flivver (3 months ago)
99 percent chance theres gold in there
SALTINE C (3 months ago)
Bodies, batteries, DOPE THE USUAL SUSPECTS
Arnold Corriette (3 months ago)
This video makes no sense u never show what was inside the container
68Camaro RS/SS (3 months ago)
Arnold Corriette LOL I guess you missed the video title where it says “Ecological Assessment” keyword Ecological
Freedom ForAll! (3 months ago)
The pollution caused bye these ships is why Puget Sound is dying. Ships from around the whole oceans world end up in tiny Puget Sound (choke point). Seattle’s solution is to ban individuals fishing and ban whale watching is not a solution. Interesting enough though. Physical trash (not chemicals) almost always becomes a home for something. I have been picking up trash my entire life. I always find frogs, snakes, bugs and many many other lifeforms under them. I find I just don’t like looking at it. I just rewatched blue planet and they showed the floating trash in the ocean had life under almost every piece. (Interesting to think about)
bicknell67 (3 months ago)
What was inside the container?
Lucilian (3 months ago)
This video was too short; very calming and education at once.
Lucky Goose (3 months ago)
The container is full of multi coloured funky gay socks ordered by Justin Trudeau from a sweat shop in his favourite communist country China. And yes, the Sox are as toxic as the goof who ordered them.
Mvstng GT (3 months ago)
Lucky Goose fuck Trudeau
Karl Giel (3 months ago)
If this paint was so good preventing animal growth please give me the name. I put it on my boat.
IM DEPLORABLE (3 months ago)
just more proof man is destroying this planet!!
Joe Xl500R82 (3 months ago)
I will watch what i want and what i decide to to ignore YOUTUBE asswipes sell out to everyone. And everything assholes acting like u going broke YouTube Whats ur Networth again?
Javier Miranda (3 months ago)
That’s aquaman’s order for Christmas 🎄
Joanne Campbell (3 months ago)
I came here to see what was inside it not talk about it who here agrees like if you do
ROSS Bryan6 (3 months ago)
Gordon Music (3 months ago)
Jack Creamer (4 months ago)
Theres my amazon crap that never showed up
无名 (4 months ago)
I was wondering What happened to those sailors
Henry Anderson (4 months ago)
What a lot of people dont realize is that most of the containers lost at sea are done on purpose because they're full of hazardouse waste and this is a cheap way for the assholes to get rid of it!!!!
Mvstng GT (3 months ago)
Henry Anderson this container is full of brand new tires....
maxxamillion maxx (5 months ago)
whatta bout the contents! dipshit
John Qualls (5 months ago)
Well I'm pretty sure it depends on what's inside chemicals would kill every thing
Richard Jackson (5 months ago)
the earths flat.
shawn chartrand (5 months ago)
pay me ill pluck it right off the bottom .
Nakul Kumbhakar (6 months ago)
gangs and Richard are you going well with your family is doing adffjhfhihdvbvvj
Voltspear (6 months ago)
Anyone wanna go container hunting,
Richard Brown (6 months ago)
They should have a system to ensure they sink, many yachts are now hitting semi submerged containers and causing hull damage with dire consequences.
Bus Town B (6 months ago)
Who gives a fuck...what's in the damn container..bring it up!!!
BeanDip125 (6 months ago)
Imagine seeing thousands of dildos at the bottom of the ocean, and then seeing a container near by
BeanDip125 (6 months ago)
Mr Undead (6 months ago)
So leaving it there was worth the risk why...
Mike CorLeoné (6 months ago)
This explains why it took so long to get my bowflex...
1miltond (6 months ago)
Yea the impact is inside you not mention that?
CluelessBeeKeeping (6 months ago)
You assholes make everything out to be bad. This sunken container is obviously good for the environment. It's filled with life where it normally would be devoid of any living thing.
Kingfan (6 months ago)
Whats inside?
Richard Turner (6 months ago)
Some of these containers are packed with human cargo. Human trafficking! How many of these containers are on the bottom of the ocean with there 'CARGO '?
peter neagle (6 months ago)
Make the containers water tight and make it so that they float, maybe pressurize them or have airbags on them like with helicopters . And with todays technology equip them with GPS locators. It could be a new industry, people recovering containers for either the contents or a reward by the owners ?
Emroj ali (6 months ago)
Kvyn Gmbyr (7 months ago)
red pigmented paint= cadmium yum
Fred Fadungy (7 months ago)
There are thousands of these all over the sea floor.. full of God knows what !
Tyler Smith (7 months ago)
Wow that was an absolute waste of money and resources.  So 1000 containers per year fall victim to heavy seas and fall overboard and then become a reef substrate for some animals, but not all.  I can't imagine the absolute percentage of the ocean this ultimately impacts, do numbers go that low?  In terms of ROI for this one, I'm going with zero.
Jerry Smith (7 months ago)
Eco nutjobs.
Nigel 900 (7 months ago)
Ok.... Millions of dollars later....
786philb (7 months ago)
There could be Triumph motorbikes within. Open the dam thing will ye.
Amauri Marcos (7 months ago)
Estou. No. Brasil. E. Falo. Portugues

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