Scientists Have Discovered The ‘Jacuzzi Of Despair’, An Underwater Lake Which Kills Anything That Enters

By 11.01.16

The ‘Jacuzzi of Despair’ is an underwater lake first discovered by researchers back in 2014 and it can be found at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. This lake is said to kill any and every creature that steps foot into the underwater lake even though the lake itself is only 100 feet around and roughly 12 feet deeper than the surrounding area, it’s a pit of doom.

So what makes the Jacuzzi of Despair so deadly? It’s not home to Cthulhu, nor is it home to a rare species of blood-thirsty fish. It’s the salinity + temperatures that have created a ‘toxic goo’ which kills every creature to step foot within the Jacuzzi of Despair.

Alexander Haro of TheInertia.com reports:

According to his report, the lake is about 100 feet around and 12 feet deep. It sits at 3,300 feet below the surface and is almost twice the temperature of the surrounding ocean. It’s also extraordinarily salty–almost five times more so than the water outside of it. Part of the reason he was able to discover it was because the bottom of the pool was lined with dead crabs that made the mistake of getting too close.
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It’s not the heat that makes the pool deadly–it’s the salinity. That’s also what made it sink to the bottom of the Gulf. Once it was there, it mixed with hydrogen sulfide and other oily deposits on the sea floor “forming a toxic goo that gets cooked by methane leaking from bed. The end result is a toxic oxygen-starved lake that kills crabs and other bottom feeders.”

Jacuzzi of Despair Underwater Lake Deadly

YouTube / EVNautilus


Jacuzzi of Despair Underwater Lake Deadly

YouTube / EVNautilus


Jacuzzi of Despair Underwater Lake Deadly

YouTube / EVNautilus


It’s been a few years since my last Chemistry class but ‘a toxic goo that gets cooked by methane’ sounds like some deadly ass shit, something that no fish in the Gulf of Mexico is capable of withstanding let alone machines down there filming and documenting the area.

I can’t tell you anything about the Jacuzzi of Despair that you can’t learn from that video above, so be sure to watch it!

…(h/t TheInertia)…

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