Lives under the deep water have appeared since about two billion years ago, yet remain unknown and unexplainable to aquatic scientists. They have built many theories and hypotheses of oceanic living creatures, but none of them can woefully demonstrate the origin as well as the function of these various marine beasts.
Because of the massive horrifying water pressure, technology at this present has too many limitations to use for thalassic exploration. Therefore, the visual evidence of the largest ecosystem on Earth isn’t as plentiful as the terrestrial one. As a result, biologists inform that many deep-sea species aren’t recognized yet, and life in the aquatic depth is extremely harsh and combative.
Today we would love to introduce 20+ pictures of marine lives that might give you goosebumps. If you’re interested in colorful animal diversity, you will not want to miss it. Let’s talk no more and start the adventure right now!
#1 A Tiger Shark Can Be As Long As 18 Feet
Source: Albert kok
A great white can be up to 20ft. long and have the ability to race up to the surface from below at speeds of up to 30mph open-mouthed and ready to grab on to whatever is above.
#2 Jellyfishes Are Actually Not Made From Jelly
Source: Mark Doliner
The fact about jellyfish is that they are 99% made of water, so they can evaporate. Also, there exists a species called Immortal Jellyfish that can grow back younger, which means it is practically immortal and unless it is being eaten or killed, it will keep on living until the whole world ends.
#3 We Know More About The Moons Surface Than The Oceans Floor
Source: U.S. Geological Survey
The moon has an important impact on lives under the water and affects the sea levels. The ocean floors still remain mysterious and dangerous to humans.
#4 The Bottom Of The Ocean Is Covered In Dead And Decomposing Organisms And The Feces Of Living Organisms
Source: Ryan McMinds
Marine snow is a shower of organic material falling from upper waters to the deep ocean. Some flakes fall for weeks before finally reaching the ocean floor.
#5 The Top 10 Feet Of The Ocean Hold As Much Heat As Our Entire Atmosphere
Source: Mathias Apitz (München)
Water has a very high specific heat capacity. And the most important job whales do – part of their reason for existence – is to stir up cold water from the deep with the warmer water on the surface to help regulate ocean temperature. They are immensely valuable and must be protected to continue to perform this job along with providing their excrement as food for the phytoplankton that creates most of our oxygen.
#6 Sea Cucumbers Account For The Majority Of Biomass On The Abyssal Plain
Source: Roban Kramer
Sea cucumbers are interesting marine animals that have a variety of culinary and medicinal uses. Hence, they are very close to being wiped out due to illegal fishing, especially ground net fishing.
#7 Most Ships Cannot Survive Freak Waves
Source: Jeff Rowley
Rogue waves (also known as freak waves, monster waves, episodic waves, killer waves, extreme waves, and abnormal waves) are unusually large, unpredictable, and suddenly appearing surface waves that can be extremely dangerous to ships, even to large ones. (via Wikipedia)
#8 There Is A Height Difference Between The Atlantic And Pacific Oceans
Source: Sonya Bobb
The surface of the Pacific Ocean stands about 40 cm higher than the Atlantic Ocean with respect to the 1000 decibar surface, and the North Atlantic and North Pacific stand respectively about 14 and 17 cm higher than the South Atlantic and Pacific.
#9 Hydrothermal Vents Are Home To Crustaceans And Worms
Source: Oregon State University
Even if sunlight was blocked off, these ecosystems would continue until the core of the Earth cools enough (as the different physical processes that generate the heat will end) that these vents will no longer form.
#10 At The Bottom Of The Ocean You Would Feel A Weight Equivalent To That Of 50 Passenger Planes
Source: Mathew Ingram
That man is feeling the weight of approximately 25,400,000 bananas. At the bottom of the ocean, a person will feel the pressure of some 36,000 bananas per square inch. The pressure in a car tire is around 120 bananas per square inch.
#11 The Pacific Ocean Is Shrinking While The Atlantic Is Growing
Source: Michael Hohimer
This is because the North American Plate is little by little sliding westward. Given enough time, the West Coast of the United States could meet up with Asia.
#12 Some Species Of Tuna Are Going Extinct
The IUCN lists 63 tuna species, and 15 are decreasing in population. Of these, the Southern bluefin tuna are at most risk and considered critically endangered. However, the Atlantic bluefin tunas are endangered, while the Pacific bluefin tunas are vulnerable.
#13 The White-Sand Beaches Of Hawaii Are Made Of Parrotfish Poop
The fish bite and scrape algae off of rocks and dead corals with their parrot-like beaks, and grind up the inedible calcium-carbonate reef material (made mostly of coral skeletons) in their guts and then excrete it as sand. At the same time that it helps to maintain a diverse coral-reef ecosystem, parrotfish can produce hundreds of pounds of white sand each year!
#14 There Are More Artifacts In The Oceans Than Museums Combined
Source: Francesco Ungaro
The deep sea is the largest museum on Earth. We have only explored less than twenty percent of the Earth’s oceans.
#15 The Sailfish Is The Fastest Fish In The Sea Reaching The Speed Of 68 Mp/H (110 Km/H)
Source: Linnaea Mallette
As a member of the marlin family, there are two recognized species in the sailfish genus: the Atlantic sailfish and the Indo-Pacific sailfish. They’re champions “cheetah of the sea” due to the gigantic sail on their backs.
#16 The Biggest Ocean Garbage Patch Is 3 Time The Size Of France
Source: Kevin Krejci
It is controversial but it rings the bell on our environmental campaigns. The Ocean Cleanup recently removed more than 100,000kg of plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
#17 Most Of Earth’s Oxygene Comes From The Ocean
Do the oceans store a lot of CO2 and eventually split it into carbon and oxygen (through photosynthesis). And if the oceans are polluted by microplastic, oil, et, they won’t be able to do that anymore.
#18 “Shark Spotters” Don’t Spot Every Shark Nearing The Beach
Source: Hermanus Backpackers
Many sharks swim close to the beach than shark spotters can see. Not all the sharks nearby attempt to attack humans, but it’s necessary to follow the rules of safety at the beach.
#19 corryvreckan’ Is The Third Largest Whirlpool In The World
Source: Alan Stewart
No. 1: Saltstraumen in Nordland County, Norway, about 6.2 miles southeast of Bodo Town.
No. 2: Moskstraumen is one of the strongest whirlpools in the world.
#20 Lobsters Are Effectively Immortal
They are theoretically immortal due to a unique regenerating mechanism. They were numerous and used to be food for the poor and the prisoners until they were found nutritious and delicious.
#21 The Famous Blobfish Photo Was Taken After Ut Skin Was Torn Off And They Normally Don’t Look Like That
Source: National Geographic
This wasn’t a pinky cute but poor blobfish. It was skinned off due to the rapid change in the environmental moisture and pressure.
#22 Greenland Sharks Are Reported To Live Up To 500 Years
Source: NOAA Photo Library
Their life span is from 250 to 500 years. The females can be pregnant from 8 – 18 years. Luckily, they are non-confrontational to humans.
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