Far below the surface of the Arabian Sea, state-of-the-art robots probe the mysterious depths. For the first time in almost 50 years, they are collecting data from this turbulent and dangerous part of the world. But what they discover will go on to shock scientists around the globe – and it may even have dire consequences for the human race.
The Gulf of Oman – a strait of water that cuts through some of the most turbulent parts of the Middle East – has borne witness to countless shocking events over the years. From the Iraqi invasion of Iran that left half a million civilians dead to the bitter conflict in North-West Pakistan, it’s a region that’s often ravaged by political turmoil and war.