Deep Sea Pressure Teaching Animation

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As we dive, the atmospheric pressure of the water gradually increases and applies force on ROVs Hercules and Argus. For every 10 meters (33 feet), that pressure increases by 14.5 pounds per square inch.

Imagine holding 15 jumbo jets at once! That's about the pressure pushing in on our ROVs at the deepest depths of Nautilus exploration. These forces and their scientific implications are important to consider when exploring never-before-seen oceanic territory.

Clips used in public presentations should be credited “Courtesy of Ocean Exploration Trust/ Nautilus Live.”

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