Unique Views of the World - Lost at Sea: Ecological Assessment Around a Sunken Shipping Container

July 21, 2014

More than 5 million shipping containers are in transit on ocean vessels at any one time. The U.S. imports over 20 million of these containers to supply our needs to include anything from Toxic Chemicals to foodstuffs.

One of these containers has been studied by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) after falling off a ship over ten years ago.The container is located onthe muddy Pacific Ocean floor of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

See video for the interesting results of the study.