You might have heard the saying: There are enough fish in the sea. Well, it seems that is not true anymore. At least, there are not enough to cover our increasing demand. If we continue this way, in a couple of years fish like tuna will be extinct. Somehow we need a wake up call!
Archive for the ‘Oceans and Underwater Exploration’ Category
Just another couple of breathtaking videos about our oceans and the life that thrives in them.
How can we explore the depths of our own planet? It’s not easy to inspect life in all its complexity and beauty when it’s miles and miles under the sea level. Still, we have other options for exploring our oceans and learning how to cherish this immeasurable treasure.
I particularly love the depth representation of the sea floor in the animation at the beginning of the talk. It truly gives you an impression of how minute the land masses really are compared to the vast volume of the oceans.
More precisely, will Sir Richard Branson dive deeper than any human before him? Well, it might actually happen. The Virgin Atlantic submersible is currently being developed (more information). And as most of our oceans are still unexplored, not to mention the deepest point – aka. Mariana Trench – one can’t seem to wonder if exploring our own planet isn’t more important than exploring Mars.
Well, contrary to popular belief, they don’t really work like bags that capture the wind, but more like plane wings. Look at the following clips about sails, sailing and modern sailing for more details.
Wow! Simply wow!
It seems humans are really close to breathing liquid, that’s over-saturated with oxygen, for diving purposes. If this becomes functional, humans will be able o dive to lower depths than ever before. And that would change the way we look at the oceans and at the entire planet.
I really hope this gets going soon. In the mean time, read all about the special equipment here.
The mimic octopus is not simply an underwater chameleon. It can not only change color, but also shape. Speechless! It’s a beautiful creature.