Archive for the ‘ocean’ Category

Sunfish, Mola Mola, is the Largest Bony Fish in the Ocean

May 14, 2007

FIshMola Mola or Sunfish is considered to be one of the largest fishes in the Ocean. Though it is one of the biggest it is not the smartest as its brain weights only 4 grams at the same time the fish can weight up to 2-3 tons and can be 2-3 meteres long. Despite of its size, Sunfish is very kind and tolerante to humans, at least divers…

Sunfish Mola Mola

Giant Sunfish Mola Mola

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Live Giant Squid Photographed

May 13, 2007

Tsunemi Kubodera, from the National Science Museum in Tokyo, was the first man in the history who managed to capture live giant squid on the photo. Lots of researches specializing on giant squids: Randy Kochevarfrom Monterey aquarium, O’Shea from the Auckland University of Technology, and others congratulate him with such a luck.

The photo below of a giant squid is just a small preview, please click it to get the larger version.

Giant Squid

The photo made by Dr. Tsunemi Kubodera of the National Science Museum, an 8-meter long giant squid Architeuthis attacks a prey hung by a white rope, left, at 900 meters deep, in the fall of 2004.

Ocean Activity

May 12, 2007

The Earth hums. Human ears cannot hear it but powerful ocean waves produce a quasi-harmonic humming sound in the ground. This sound can be easily detected just about anywhere with seismometers. For a long time this sound produced by the ocean was considered as a background noise but now seems like seismologists found a new way to predict earthquakes.

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Another Arctic Ocean Found Beneath Asia

May 12, 2007

Lots of water the size of the Arctic Ocean has been discovered hundreds of miles beneath eastern Asia, reports National Geographic. Researchers found the underground “Ocean” while scanning seismic waves as they passed through Earth’s interior.

The leader of the research team, Michael Wysession of Washington University in St. Louis says that it’s not actually an ocean. The water is a very low percentage of the rock, probably less than 0.1 percent.

Ocean Underground Asia (Arctic Ocean Size)

An image shows great areas of wet rocks (in red) detected by the research.

Anyhow, I guess the fifth ocean is found though some consider it as a giant blob of water the point is that everything depends on the point of view.

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