Strange 'footprint' in the deep sea

The scientists discovered giant, footprint-shaped tracks on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, the area between Mexico and Hawaii.

These giant traces were discovered by underwater diving robots, as part of a seabed research program at the National Oceanographic Center (NOC) in Southampton (UK).

In total there are more than 3,500 dents, some of which are up to 2.5m long and 0.33m deep. The tracks are very deep in the sea (up to 4,258m deep). At that depth, no creature could leave such a trace; Although there is a view that this statement may not be true.

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These traces have nothing to do with mining or scientific research activities.

In the beginning, these 'footprints' baffled scientists. These traces have nothing to do with mining or scientific research activities. Neither fish nor other deep-sea animals can create traces of such a large size. The scientists also said that the traces are not the result of geological processes such as gas or oil leakage.

However, some scientists suggest that the traces may be the result of whale activity when they dive very deep in the sea. However, it should be remembered that if these traces were indeed caused by the whale, the maximum depth that the whale had to dive to increased by more than 1,000m than assumed.

Deep-level whales are the least known marine mammals. They are really 'professional divers' in the deep sea. They only rise to the surface in a very short time to get oxygen.

In shallow waters (continental shelf), some whales take advantage of the sea floor to remove dead skin on their bodies. However, scientists still do not know why whales leave large traces in the deep sea.

Of course, it can also be assumed that not whales leave these marks. However, the question is if whales do not create those mysterious traces, who is the 'culprit' ?