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Professional Mariner Has Cool Quora Answer

It's kind of hard not to read this dude's response in the voice of an old grizzled sea captain, stinking of brine. For some other interesting nautical stuff, here are stories of the creepiest things people saw at sea. For some reason having been on the water a long time lends you a bunch of character.

Professional Mariner has cool quora answer | Quora Open App Sign open ocean, does surface ever go still like glass like lake on windless day?
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Beautiful Images Of The Magnificent Marine Animals Living In The Ocean

When you look at the ocean, it seems like the most peaceful place on earth. 

But actually, it is filled with beautiful (And sometimes, dangerous) creatures living inside that we can not see.

The ocean is mysterious, terrifying, humbling, and mesmerizing at the same time. 

Its magnificence has inspired countless novels, films and songs, all in constant awe of its power and beauty.   

We have gathered some images of all those tiny, as well as giant creatures, living under the sea. 


Beautiful Images Of The Magnificent Marine Animals Living In The Ocean | whale breaching above water and turtle swimming close to the surface
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Pictures Of David Bowie That Look Exactly Like Sea Slugs

The internet is full of galleries comparing celebrities to stuff. Whether it's the Twitter thread comparing Jeff Goldblum to pop tarts, or seeing what celebs would look like as ordinary people, they're all brilliant. But a blog created specifically for the purpose of "Nudibranchia or other Opisthobranchia (aka, sea slugs) compared to the various looks of David Bowie" might just be the best one we've seen so far and we can't get over how accurate these are. Scroll through the pictures below and you no longer have to imagine what David Bowie would look like if he were a sea slug. You. Are. Welcome! 

david bowie looks like sea slugs funny pics compared blog | David Bowie with a red mullet and a mint green suit next to a sea animal with similar coloring | Bowie with red face paint wearing a glittery dress in red blue and black
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The Creepiest Things People Saw at Sea

A lot of people have a fear of open water, and that fear kinda makes sense. Whether it's the isolation, the exposure to the elements, or the danger of unseen wild animals, it makes sense that people, especially sailors have creepy stories of things that happened at sea.

stories of creepy things that happened at sea | 1kz_akl 3.1k points 1 day ago mate mine working on Tuna boat with came across an aeroplane emergency life jacket floating water about 200miles out at sea, east coast New Zealand
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Fun Website Allows to Scroll to the Bottom of the Ocean and Discover The Mysterious Creatures Living Deep Down

Did you know there are 409,543 named species in the deep ocean? 

Now you can get to know them better, thanks to this computer scientist, Neal Agarwal, who was inspire by the marine life and has developed a fun website that allows users to scroll down to discover the different animals and plant life that live at varying depths of the ocean.

As you move towards the bottom of the ocean floor, the website provides interesting facts and figures about marine life. 

For example: close to the ocean surface, at around 30 meters deep (98 feet), familiar fish such as the Atlantic salmon and the striped bass are seen, alongside the polar bear, who is known to dive to similar depths in order to hunt for food. Scrolling deeper reveals the killer whale at around 100 meters deep (328 feet), and the green sea turtle at around 170 meters (557 feet).

creatures living in the deep ocean | POLAR BEAR CLOWN FISH BARRAMUNDI 37 METERS DEEP BLUE TANG
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What The Earth Would Look Like If All The Oceans Dried Up (GIFs)

Earth is covered in 71% water, which is pretty evident when looking at it from space. But have you ever thought about what Earth would look like with no water? One planetary scientist pondered these questions and came up with this cool animation of the Earth's water drying up. Don't worry - it won't happen soon. Want to read about more interesting things? Check out these educational GIFs about the planets. 

GIFs showing what the Earth would look like if all the water on it disappeared
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This is beautiful. Can't say anything else in the world looks this effortlessly cool while dreaming. 

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These Adorable Turtle Hatchlings Need Help - Here's How To Do Your Bit

Turtles are amazing animals. They can be traced back to the time of dinosaurs, they usually live around 70 years (tortoises reach around 150 or more years), and they're super cute. Sadly, as human development reaches the quietest of beaches, some turtle hatchlings are having trouble finding the ocean because of the confusing lights. But it's not all bad news! As well as being the problem (sorry turtles), we can also be the solution. Keep on reading to learn how you can help your little flippered friends live to be wise old creatures. 

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These Adorable Turtle Hatchlings Need Help - Here's How To Do Your Bit

Turtles are amazing animals. They can be traced back to the time of dinosaurs, they usually live around 70 years (tortoises reach around 150 or more years), and they're super cute. Sadly, as human development reaches the quietest of beaches, some turtle hatchlings are having trouble finding the ocean because of the confusing lights. But it's not all bad news! As well as being the problem (sorry turtles), we can also be the solution. Keep on reading to learn how you can help your little flippered friends live to be wise old creatures. 

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When wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly went diving off of Falmouth, England, she didn't except to come across such an enchanting and slightly terrifying sight -- a humongous jellyfish!  

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"What were once monsters to be feared are now curious and magnificent creatures that delight. We like to feel that science and exploration has brought about this change." - NOAA Research

This is the very first time a giant squid has been captured on footage in US Waters. Edie Widder, one of the leaders of the research team was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the Washington Post it was "one of the more amazing days at sea I've ever had."

The camera that captured the amazing footage is called Medusa, it employs a red lights invisible to most creatures at deep-sea depths, and was used to lure the animals with its attached "e-jelly" display, which mimics the bioluminescence of a deep-sea jelly fish.

Upon reviewing the Medusa's footage, the team wrote in their mission log, "People quickly gathered around. We knew immediately that it was a squid. It was also big, but because it was coming straight at the camera, it was impossible to tell exactly how big."

The scientists identified it to be a juvenile giant squid, about 10 to 12 feet long. 

Read the full story at Ocean Explorer

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Track Dolphins, Sharks, Seals, And Turtles All In Real Time

We just stumbled upon one of the coolest websites! Ocearch shows the locations and travels of tagged sharks, porpoises, turtles and more, all in real time!

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