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Embracing the Amazing Ocean
It has now increasingly clear that the earth’s oceans are in constant threat! Therefore, Giordano has launched a marine related series,
Amazing Ocean which turns its attention to the oceans.
Let’s head over to selected Giordano stores from 4 July 2018 onwards to show your love for the ocean with Giordano’s new collection!
Ross’ funfact: A jellyfish named Turritopsis can technically live forever. If it becomes sick or injured, it goes into warm water, turns itself into a blob and regenerates 🌊 #katapultocean#amazingoceans
This is a rarely seen translucent deep sea octopus — a creature I believe hardly of you would’ve seen or known about, or a creature you may not even begin to understand. You can't rule the earth if you're not even aware of what exists in every inch of every country and ocean. We've began exploring other planets before we even understand our own. I watch David Attenborough, he's an absolute champion. His documentaries are some of the most amazing things I will ever see, full of so many facts and crazy animals I would never have known of. But yet even a guy like him explains in his own documentaries that humans "still don't know why (this particular behaviour) happens" etc. And the thing is, I don't believe we will ever know. Most of these facts come from theories that just make sense to us. Some are definitely proven, but we don't actually have the power to know everything or discover everything. We're finding ways to get to Mars before we find ways to explore the 95% of Earth's oceans that have never been explored by humans before. There are things out there that you never thought could be real. But animals don't care what we think is real or possible, they're just being, they don't complicate life. So instead of trying to rule the Earth that we were last to arrive on, we should take inspiration from our wild ancestors who have been here for millions of years since the birth of the planet, and live a lot more peacefully, and find ways to survive that benefit the earth rather than destroy it.
Caption by: @tiger.wheadon
Video from: @smithsoneanearth @octonation
Wow! Our amazing oceans! Reposted from @mbari_news.
MBARI researchers have found that three quarters of the animals in Monterey Bay waters between the surface and 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) deep can produce their own light.
Most jellies exhibit bright green or blue bioluminescence. In some species like this medusa Atolla, waves of light pinwheels spread along its body’s surface. The deep sea is alive with glowing lights! Video by Steve Haddock.
ICYMI, the United States Postal Service has a new series of forever stamps highlighting the diverse and beautiful world of bioluminescence, which includes photos of deep-sea animals by MBARI Senior Scientist Steve Haddock and MBARI Adjunct Edith Widder.⠀
At the end of a tough day at work, your overloaded brain just dreams of a nice comfy bed and all that sleep you're going to get to recharge that grey matter.
But did you know that jelly fish need to sleep too despite having no brain? Just like our heart beat slows down when we sleep, their bodies start pulsing slower. Just like we are groggy and slow when we wake up from a deep sleep (until we get that cup of that magic juice called coffee, that is), studies with jellyfish show they have a much slower reaction time when they've just woken up. And did you know, some jellyfish sleep upside down? Tentacles up, heads down. Have you ever seen a sleeping jelly?
#tuesdaytrivia#funfacts#jellyfish#jellyfishfacts#marinebiology#drifters#amazingoceans#bedtime#reefwatchindia Photo by our #underwaterphotography guru @luminousdeep .
Follow along for more #trivia on #sealife .
Our Marine Marvel for the day is the Honeycomb Moray Eel 😍
The Honeycomb Moray Eel, also known as the Tessalata Eel, has a light coloured body and attractive, dark honeycomb markings.
Many people are frightened of eels because they look and move like snakes. Eels are not snakes – they are actually fish. They live in holes or caves and are highly territorial, they will defend their cave from intruders and will only venture out briefly to catch passing prey.
Eels are generally not aggressive and are only likely to bite you if you reach into the cave in which they’re hiding.
Some more interesting facts coming up soon, keep a look out 😊
The Goby and the Pistol shrimp form a symbiotic relationship with the Goby acting as a watchman against predators, in exchange for shelter in the shrimp’s burrow. The Goby will usually sit at the entrance of the burrow maintaining a constant vigil against potential predators, while the shrimp bulldozes away clearing gravel from the burrow. Whenever the shrimp needs to dump gravel outside the burrow, it is usually exposed to potential predators. The shrimp places one tentacle on the Goby while exposed, the Goby in turn warns the shrimp with a flick of the tail if there is a predator nearby. The nearly blind shrimp can then retreat into the burrow to be spared from predation.
These animals participate with each other on a highly elaborate and evolved level – and it becomes more impressive when you think about how they are in no way related.
Images sourced: Google images
Video sourced: YouTube
The greatest real-life gunslingers have to be the pistol shrimp 🔫, also known as the snapping shrimp. There are hundreds of different species of pistol shrimps each having an enormous claw they use to fire bullets of bubbles at foes, knocking them out cold or even killing them. 😱
The resulting sound is an incredible 210 decibels, far louder than an actual gunshot, which averages around 150.
Pistol shrimp are some of the most powerful and raucous critters on Earth. Yet at the same time they are quite vulnerable, as they are nearly blind.
Keep an eye out to know more about who these shrimps ally with to protect themselves. 😊
Photo credits: Pinterest
Not surprising that the Greek Island of Zakinthos is known as “the flower of Levant”. With it’s 128km of stunning rugged coastline and crystal clear azure waters is it definitely one to add to your travel list. Fun photo thanks to the talented @chrisburkard
#Repost @animal.radical (@get_repost)
Check out this colossal sea turtle! There wasn’t really any info with the video but after researching it looks like a loggerhead. Leatherbacks are actually the largest sea turtles but giant loggerheads have been recorded as well.
I don’t know who to credit but this video is amazing! 🌊 🐢
@Regranned from @fathomlesslife - What a shot! 🐙🐢
Have you ever seen anything like this? See more @fathomlesslife 💙
Unfortunately I can’t figure out who took this photo, message me if you know! - #regrann#octopus#amazingoceans