More than 70 percent of the planet covered by water. Three-quarters of the oceans have a depth of over 800 meters. Here begins the realm of the infinite sea depths beyond our reach.
This unknown world is 90 percent of the habitable space of the planet. We know more about the surface of the moon than about the sea floor. In this eternal darkness, inhabited by strange life forms. Only a few decades ago it was thought that life at these depths is impossible, but today scientists believe that the first life appeared on the bottom of the ocean. Energy, resources, food and even the climate is influenced by oceans. There to decide the future of our planet?
Only with the help of latest technology it is possible to comprehend the mysteries of the deep sea. Deep research is long and expensive, so so slowly, the scientists shed light into the darkness. Costly expeditions to the most modern vessels ply the seas in search of answers. Continue reading
Living in the depths of the North Pacific ocean macropinna the Smallmouth has a very unusual appearance. Her transparent forehead, through which she could spy out the production of their tubular eyes.
Unique fish opened in 1939. However, at that time did not work well enough to study, in particular the structure of the cylindrical eyes of the fish, which can move from vertical to horizontal and Vice versa. It was done only in 2009.
Then it became clear that the bright green eyes of this little fish (it does not exceed 15 cm in length) are filled with a clear liquid chamber of the head. This camera covers a dense, but at the same time elastic transparent membrane, which is attached to the scales on the body of the Smallmouth macropinna. Bright green eyes of fish due to the presence of a specific yellow pigment. Continue reading
In recent years, studies of the deep sea are very active. However, the oceans keep so many secrets that I reveal have scientists of several generations. There is evidence that to date 99% of the area of the bottom of the oceans of the Earth remain unexplored. However, there are animals, scientists are already open. And most of them boggles the imagination as to their appearance and lifestyle. A large part of deep-sea animals are predators. So, bathysaurus that live in tropical seas, is the predator who has mastered the very deep part of the sea.
He is able to swallow everything that gets in his way. His sharp tongue equipped with teeth, does not give the prey the slightest chance to escape. Bathysaurus not necessary friend of life: nature gave him the genitals of male and female at once. Long and sharp fangs has a fish-Viper. Your teeth that do not fit in the mouth, it is able to kill any prey, but can eat fish larger than themselves: her stomach is stretched if necessary. Continue reading