marine divers

You know, looking deeper into Lance’s and Keith’s love of sharks and hippos is kinda cute. Because sharks are often viewed as dangerous, loner animals with most people viewing them as terrors of the ocean even though tons of divers and marine biologists have stories of sweet and soft sharks liking belly rubs, while hippos seem like big cute softies who wouldn’t hurt a fly but are one of the most deadly animals on earth. What I’m trying to say is Lance’s and Keith’s favorite animals are literally each other and that’s FUCKING ADORABLE AND KLANCE IS CANON

Weird Deep Sea Creatures

Deep sea is a mysterious place. Sunlight never reaches to the deep parts of the ocean. So, these areas remain dark for millions of years. The pressure of water is extreme here. Most part of the deep sea is yet unknown to man. As a result there lurk many weird looking creatures just like these:-

These fishes are scary looking.

The fish above looks like something unearthly, is not it?

What is this deep sea creature?

Here is the deep sea alien for you.

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This friendly sea slug, called costasiella kuroshimae, is a very incredible species of ophistobranch! It is a sacoglass sea slug and is one of the few animals that can photosynthesize. I finally finished crocheting it and listed them on etsy! They make perfect gifts for scuba divers, marine biologists, and anyone who can appreciate the eccentricities of a green, photosynthetic sea creature! 

Available for adoption here. As always, crocheted with love. 

Though sharks may seem scary or dangerous, most are extremely unlikely to even approach humans. 

Whitetip reef sharks, for example, tend to swim away when swimmers or divers approach. Here, a diver quietly observes a whitetip reef shark at French Frigate Shoals in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. 

(Photo: James Watt/NOAA)

A strange and wonderful world..

The oceans hold many secrets, with only 5% of them thought to have been explored. Year on year, as a result of tireless work and unwavered interest, marine biologists, divers and underwater photographers shed some light on the mysteries of the deep.

One such person is Yoji Ookata; a photographer who has spent the last 50 years exploring the coast of Japan.On a dive off the southern coast of the country, Yoji stumbled upon this amazing spectacle; wondrous geometric sand patterns, some 6 feet in diameter.

Curious, he used a video camera to investigate what caused these structures.

Keep reading

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Hermissenda crassicornis

Rosario Beach, Washington

August 6, 2017

Conservation in action: here, the buoy team checks in on a mooring buoy in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. 

Mooring buoys have been used in the Florida Keys since 1981 as an alternative to anchoring, which can break and damage the coral reef. There are more than 490 mooring buoys in the sanctuary, so the buoy team stays hard at work maintaining them. 

Learn more about the buoy team in our video:

(Photo: Matt McIntosh/NOAA)

⭐ Happy sea star Sunday! ⭐

NOAA biologist Greg Williams examines an ochre star on Tatoosh Island in Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. This August, Greg and other science divers collected information on kelp forest communities within the sanctuary. Kelp forests are an important habitat within the sanctuary, providing refuge to juvenile fish, invertebrates, and more, which in turn feed predators like seabirds and sea otters. 

(Photo: Steve Lonhart/NOAA)