Oceanographers are used to studying the mysteries of the deep sea, but they have a new challenge on their hands: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). These are objects or events that appear in the sky and defy conventional explanation, like the infamous “Tic Tac” video released by the Pentagon in 2017.
UAPs pose a problem for oceanographers because they often appear on or near the ocean, and sometimes even interact with water. For example, some UAPs have been reported to plunge into the ocean and rise again, or create large waves or disturbances on the surface. These phenomena could have important implications for the marine environment and the life forms that inhabit it.
However, studying UAPs is not easy for oceanographers, who face many challenges and limitations. One of them is the lack of data and evidence, since UAPs are often fleeting and unpredictable, and most of the available images are of low quality or classified.
Another challenge is the stigma and skepticism surrounding UAPs, which make it difficult for scientists to discuss them openly or to obtain research funding.
Despite these obstacles, some oceanographers are curious and eager to learn more about UAPs and their possible connection to the ocean. One of them is Kevin Knuth, a former NASA scientist and professor of physics at the University of Albany.
He is also a co-founder of the UAP Expedition Group, a team of scientists and explorers that plans to use advanced technology to monitor and document UAPs over the Pacific Ocean.
Knuth believes that UAPs could offer new insights into the physics of the ocean and atmosphere, as well as the origin and evolution of life on Earth. He also thinks that UAPs could be a sign of intelligent life beyond our planet, and that we should try to communicate with them.
“I think we have a lot to learn from UAPs, both scientifically and philosophically,”. “They could be a window into a whole new world that we don’t yet understand.”
Knuth is not alone in his quest to study UAPs from an oceanographic perspective. He is part of a growing network of scientists and experts collaborating and sharing information about UAP through platforms like Sky Hub, a global network of sensors and cameras that collect and analyze UAP data.
Another expert interested in UAPs and their impact on the ocean is Christopher Mellon, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence and a member of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a group that researches UAPs and promotes public awareness.
Mellon told Inverse that UAPs could pose a threat to national security and maritime security, as they could interfere with military operations or civilian activities in the ocean. He also said that UAPs could reveal new aspects of the ocean that we don’t know about, such as hidden structures or ecosystems.
“We know very little about our own oceans,” Mellon said. “UAPs could be an indicator that there is much more below the surface than we realize.”
Mellon and Knuth agree that oceanographers and other researchers must work together to overcome the challenges and limitations that are hindering their progress and shed more light on the mysterious phenomena occurring in our oceans.
“We need to be open-minded and curious, but also rigorous and skeptical,” Knuth said. “We need to use the best tools and methods we have, but also be prepared to adapt and innovate. We need to be humble and respectful, but also bold and ambitious. We have to be scientific.”