Ocean secrets

• Ocean Secrets

On peculiarities of the water element mankind knows very little, as a percentage of the amount studied only 3-5% of the ocean depths. Secrets in the world's oceans are countless. He opens them slowly and reluctantly. But some did agree to share ...

Effect similar to an underwater waterfall can be seen off the coast of the peninsula of Le Morne Brabant (Mauritius State).

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There are strong currents which create eddies of sand and silt carried by the water on the uneven bottom dotted with coral. It seems that the streams cascade drain on the bottom, creating underwater waterfall.

In the Indian Ocean sailors for hundreds of years we have noticed that there is in certain places the water has a blue glow.

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This phenomenon fascinated all seafarers. Only recently, in 2005, it was solved the mystery glow. Effect shining waters give milk bacteria with bioluminescent properties. They "light up" for luring marine life.

In Oregon on the ocean coast there is a mysterious crater, it is called "the gateway to the underworld."

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When the tides in Padin is filled with water, and, after reaching the bottom, splashed to a height of 6 meters. How did "well", scientists still do not know, no one has ever lowered it. Presumably, that crater is related to the underwater ocean caves.

Sometimes, during the rainy season, the coastal waters of seas and oceans turn red.

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"red tide" is formed as a result of a sharp mass reproduction of kelp. This biomass absorbs all the oxygen, making the water unfit for life.

Surreal ice flowers can be seen in the Arctic Ocean.

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These "bloom" when the air above the water is dry and its temperature is lower than the water surface. Ocean meadow flowers can be in front, having grown up instantly flowers 8-10 cm in diameter.

The Bermuda Triangle is located in the Atlantic Ocean. In the Pacific, there is an analogue.

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Place near Miyake-jima island called the Dragon triangle, it is often subjected to powerful storms, and storms that arise out of nowhere. In this region do not live fish, or poultry, and fishermen try not to approach him.

And here is one more place that enjoys infamous. It is located off the coast of West Africa and is known as the Strait of Good Hope. For several hundred years there are many ships were wrecked. they were the main causes of unstable weather and big waves, which oceanographers call more episodic. This wave of high altitude, which can reach 30 meters.

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Their formation is associated with the superposition of waves on one another, and the height of episodic waves equal to the sum of heights of coherent waves. Occasional waves do not change their form, and may travel long distances while maintaining its energy. Before the waves are formed as large cavities.

Of course, in the ocean there are still many places where there are such huge waves, but the Cape of Good Hope are particularly dangerous.

At a meeting of the Baltic and North Sea formed a clear boundary - halocline, as he called this phenomenon Jacques Cousteau.

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It is connected with various "structures" of water: temperature, density and salinity. This phenomenon can be observed in Denmark.

In some ocean waters are inhabited by snakes - they become submerged by coincidence.

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In the past they were terrestrial beings. Then, for some unknown reason, they have moved into the water and hunt there on their victims. Snakes can breathe, absorbing oxygen from the water through the skin. After spending several hours under water, they rise to the surface to breathe.

Huge whirlpools terrible force - a phenomenon peculiar to the narrow straits, which are characterized by periods of ebb and flow.

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The peaks of these processes face water of different directions, giving a funnel, which may be the crash site ship.

In the Norwegian Sea, there maelstrom maelstrom. He's not as big as in the Sargasso Sea, but also terrifies the sailors. The Whirlpool occurs twice a day.

The crater appears in the center cavity in which the water level in the tens of meters below sea level, and the swirl of energy, according to marine scientists estimated that ten times more energy the ordinary course. But that's not all: about once every six months maelstrom changes direction.

Divers can sometimes collide with underwater creatures like pyrosome or scientifically, pirosomy.

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Marine free- colonial animals. This accumulation of many small creatures that, when combined, can reach the size of a whale.

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Pirosomy are one of the rarest creatures on earth. To meet them under the water would be like to meet a live unicorn. And shoot them into the camera and managed to do a few times. Even in the depths of the ocean, which is literally teeming with various unimaginable creatures, giant pirosomy remain one of the most bizarre ...