Posts tagged ‘ocean’


“Students from Coastal Marine Biolabs were doing night diving observations of marine organism fluorescence at Santa Cruz Island, California. I recorded several glowing life-forms, including this beautiful anemone with special filters, on my underwater camera.”

From National Geographic’s weekly desktop wallpaper selection. Definitely check it out, there are a ton of beautiful, high-definition photos that make great backgrounds.







the-star-stuff:

Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Recorded

Floating around deep-sea rocks like a watery version of French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse’s red balloon, this bulbous, brightly colored anglerfish was recorded by a remotely operated submarine camera off of California’s Central Coast in 2010.

Images courtesy MBARI


Duuuuuude!


The Forest of Pillars in Egypt’s Sinai Desert. Many believe the tubes were formed by lava, however it seems more likely to be ancient hydrothermal vents.

Dr. Bonnie Sampsell states: 

“The rocks are composed of hematite (a form of iron oxide). The iron oxide was dissolved out of the sandstone bedrock, to which it imparts a reddish colour, by hot water emerging from deep in the earth. As the water reached the surface and cooled, the iron oxide precipitated in a ring around each source, forming a tube.”


braingels:

Marrus orthocanna, a deep sea siphonophore. The combined digestive and circulatory system is red; all other parts are transparent.


Nature finds a way.