Mind blowing things you didn't know about the ocean

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  1. Dlist

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    Beth related b/c she married a whale ($$$)....albeit a frickin clueless one.

    There’s a whole heap of stuff down there you probably didn’t know about.

    1. There are underwater waves, lakes and rivers at the bottom of the ocean.
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    Due to different levels of water density, there are parts of the ocean that have their own flowing rivers and lakes with crashing waves. One particular underwater river off Mexico is actually a mix of salt water and hydrogen sulfide, this makes the water much more dense than regular seawater and it sinks to the bottom, forming its own distinct mass that flows like a normal river.

    2. There are underwater forests complete with their own logging industries.

    The underwater tree industry is estimated to be worth around $40 billion thanks to being preserved by cold water. This preservation has kept away insects and stopped the wood from rotting, making it highly sought after timber for craftsman.

    3. The deep sea is the largest museum on Earth

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    Titanic

    There are more artefacts and remains of history at the bottom of the ocean than in all of the worlds museums combined. From sunken ships, to crashed planes and even entire cities.

    Off the coast of Cuba, researchers believe they have found an ancient American city that often gets spoken about in Mayan stories.

    But no, it’s not Atlantis.

    4. Much of sea life is invisible to the naked eye.

    Next time you’re in the ocean, think about the 1 million bacteria you’re swallowing with every millilitre of ocean water.

    5. Earth’s longest mountain range is underwater
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    Mauna Kea in Hawaii is more-than-half submerged



    Called the Mid-Oceanic Ridge, this mountain range is over 56,000 kilometres long and runs through the Atlantic Ocean and into the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

    The worlds tallest mountain, Mauna Kea is more than double the height of Mount Everest, with more than half of that height underwater.


    6. Around 90% of the ocean is still unmapped and we may never map it all

    We have better maps of Mars than we do of the ocean. The way water warps light makes it hard to use traditional imaging equipment, and its different atmospheric pressures don’t allow us to go as deep as we need to in most parts of the ocean. Plus it’s freaking huge.

    7. Two thirds of marine life are unknown

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    While we know that there’s great white sharks, blue-ringed octopus’ and clown fish, they’re only part of the 700,000 to 1 million species that live in the world’s oceans.

    Out of those, two-thirds have yet to be named and described. While that sounds both insanely cool and scary, there probably isn’t any giant krakens lying deep in the ocean, but rather crustaceans, molluscs and other small creatures.

    There may also be eight species of whales and dolphins still yet to be identified, they may be cool at least.


    8. Around 80% of sharks are unable to hurt humans

    In fact, only 32 out of 350 species have been documented in attacks on humans.

    9. There are both underwater spiders and underwater birds

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    If you thought you were escaping the horrendous terror of spiders when you jumped into the water, you’d be wrong. Spiders live there too. No, not just cute little spider crabs or weird sea creatures that scientists put the name ‘spider’ in for no reason.

    Real, actual, creepy spiders.

    They spend as much time in the water as dolphins do using a special web they weave that acts like an oxygen tank. After they bring down air bubbles in their abdomen they transfer it into its web. The spider then waits for its prey hidden underwater. Not creepy at all.
     
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    i've heard about those underwater lakes. trippy.
     
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    The Baltic Sea Disc

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    The UFO world has been abuzz with the reports that a champagne-salvaging team from Sweden discovered something very unusual on the floor of the Baltic Sea. To drive theorists into a frenzy, it won't be possible to reach the object until around May, when the fierce currents die down. The strange, round object prompted a member of the research team to state, "I have never seen anything like this."

    Wait, they've never seen the Millennium Falcon? What's going on in Sweden?

    The mysterious object is 60 feet long and circular. Tracks lead up to the object from far away, which we must admit is the least mysterious part of this (even ocean rocks have "tracks"). Until a crew can get down there, the craft will remain under 10 stories' worth of salt water.
     
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    Underwater birds. Wouldnt those be penguins?
     
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    it could be a damaged Cylon Raider.
     
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    This could provide me an excuse why I seem to be perennially in the dark:

    About 70 percent of the planet is ocean, with an average depth of more than 12,400 feet. Given that photons (light) can’t penetrate more than 330 feet below the water’s surface, most of our planet is in a perpetual state of darkness.
     
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    hahahahaha

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    AWESOME!
     
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    :backlol2: howard related b/c he is too!
     
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    :deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse::deadhorse:
     
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    Why do I feel like I'm playing George Burns to your Gracie Allen ???
     
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    I saw a special once on logs harvested out of Lake Superior. I remember they were almost priceless so I looked it up:

    Because these mummified logs once grew under a canopy of conifers in low light and limited-nutrient conditions, they matured slower than the fast-growing varieties modem tree farms now use. The result is a superfine grain, with 25 to 70 growth rings an inch (the highest count yet is 77 rings an inch). This compares to an average of six to 15 growth rings an inch in today's harvested trees. "The growth rings are so tight, they're like pages in a book," says Mitchen.
     
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    WHOA! Now ya got me frightened.:bug:
     
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    i'll handle these cylons

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    :haha:

    be afraid @Dorb be very afraid...:chair:
     
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    Okay, maybe not so frightened.:)
     
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    :hilarious: but could you handle them @Dorb just asking :giggle:
     
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    there's plenty to go around :yes:
     
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