Under The Sea

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Re: Under The Sea

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:31 pm

Scientists find colonies of microscopic life vital to oceans, one size of Greece
Sun Apr 18, 12:44 PM
By Alison Auld, The Canadian Press

They are the tiniest forms of life in the ocean, not well appreciated and rarely seen by the naked eye.

But scientists probing seas around the globe say they have discovered a profound diversity of microbes and bacteria that are critical to the survival of the world's oceans and the planet.

Using high-tech gear that can identify the microscopic creatures' DNA, researchers are getting a look into the little-known world of underwater microbes and finding a surprising abundance of life. "It is really exciting that there's such a broad array of these specialized microbes doing all these different things that we didn't know about," said Paul Snelgrove, a marine biologist in St. John's, N.L., who's helping compile data for the Census of Marine Life. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100418/national/teeny_ocean_species

Imagine what is in other water sources, like rivers and lakes, to keep the water viable for life forms dependent on it.

It makes sense for there to be some process and life forms that help keep the water filtered.
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Re: Under The Sea

Postby smitty on Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:52 pm

When I spot something that even might be about underwater then I am in there to take in all I can for that is of interest to me. I was sent staggering when one of the small island off South American or around Caribbean the fish light was NOT there for their own food consumption simple because of a LACK of OXYGEN in the water. I think this is the only place, but sure the scientests are looking for other places in this world of ours that might be the same & NO they do not know how to correct it.

Another thought is why are their Grey Whales landing on the B.C. coastal are. They feel these whales have died do to lack of oxygen SO possibly this lack of oxygen might be showing up just off our Pacific shores.
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Re: Under The Sea

Postby guitarblues on Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:39 pm

With all the stuff and tiny critters in the water, there has to be a pause about what is in the water at those warm resorts and climates. Think too much and you'll be keeping to shore.

Tiny pieces of plastic-that Dyson vacuum designer could probably figure out a water vacuum with the Roomba designer with a more linear sweeping action than randomness.
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Re: Under The Sea

Postby deja vu on Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:39 pm

The newest Canadian:


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A team of Canadian and Spanish scientists has discovered forms of marine life previously unknown to science, some of which are more than 1,000 years old and hold the secrets to ancient underwater ecosystems.

The Fisheries Department and scientists from three Canadian universities and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography are on a 20-day expedition, using a robot to take pictures and to grab samples of coral and sponges up to three kilometres deep in the waters off the coast of Newfoundland.


http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/ ... story.html


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Re: Under The Sea

Postby deja vu on Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:59 am

Off the coast of S. Africas Robben Island


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At least the people and the whale are fine. Although the whale may have a bit of a headache.
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Re: Under The Sea

Postby deja vu on Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:55 am

The 23 images are too big to post here, but it is worth seeing the "hidden treasures" of the seas.


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Re: Under The Sea

Postby alohasand on Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:56 pm

Okay, things to keep in mind if going into water on a holiday dive or swimming. Too many creatures look beautiful in still pictures but not in my water... :?
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Re: Under The Sea

Postby smitty on Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:21 pm

Ciel, in a post above mentioning the Prince one must remember when it comes to Royality, they do not give a darn about the rest of their people on the island. Look at the Queen being one of the richest people in the world, but you do not see he doing anyting, but receiving gifts from the low life & most of it is probaly tossed into the garbage or one of their massive rooms for JUNK.
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Re: Under The Sea

Postby fishandchips on Thu Nov 18, 2010 4:24 pm

The gifts get put into exhibitions and the public PAYS to see the things that the Queen gets. Like when she was trying to raise money to fix Balmoral Castle or was it Buckingham after a fire? Staff would be like that in our Governor-General's place, keeping inventory and records for each item in the collection. Though this year there was egg on face because of a mixup as to who owned what in the GG's collection...and a near encounter with a selling site!

We don't hear about royals in other countries putting on exhibitions for the public beyond ceremonies unless there is an important date to commemorate.

You know, the Queen needs to explain how relevant the Commonwealth is to the countries connected to it. I mean, couldn' t the Queen just say enough banquets and plane rides, I just want to watch my horses and then head out to the castle? She's 84. But then the public money goes away, aye? She's got art and such to use for raising money.
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Re: Under The Sea

Postby CielOnTap on Mon May 21, 2012 9:42 am

Divers love to explore reefs, both natural coral ones and artificial ones that developed on a submerged vessel or sunken structure.

In Florida, Spiegel Grove has become a popular artificial reef. The ship was about to be scrapped when it sank somewhat on its own. A proper sinking was done afterwards. A few years ago, activity from Hurricane Dennis put the ship upright in its watery home. Well, marine life has grown on the structure and diver tourism has helped the local economy too.

http://www.thespec.com/living/travel/article/727289--divers-mark-10th-anniversary-of-retired-navy-ship-as-artificial-reef-in-florida-keys
“Before the Spiegel Grove was put down on the bottom, basically we had a sandy, flat bottom; with no structure, no complexity no coral on it at all,” said Lad Akins of the Reef Environmental Foundation, who led a five-year study of the wreck’s marine life. “And this 170-plus-metre steel structure has provided incredible relief and complexity for use of marine life.”


http://www.fla-keys.com/spiegelgrove/ As a diver, you have to have a certain level of experience to visit the Spiegel Grove.
A descent on the Spiegel Grove is not for the beginner diver, sport diving experts say.

Gary Mace, president of the Upper Keys Dive and Snorkeling Operators Association, says he has specific guidelines that are communicated to his shop's customers that dive the Spiegel Grove or any artificial reef in the Keys.

"For a normal dive on a wreck without penetration, we want people with advanced open water certification or higher," Mace said. "If divers just have open water certification, they should have their log books available to be reviewed for air management skills from previous dive history."

Mace said for those intending on entering the upper decks of the Spiegel Grove, areas that were prepared to lessen the risk of such activity, divers must have knowledge and proof of certifications regarding diving in overhead environments.

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