Christopher Swann - professional diver, photographer and writer from Britain. Having started in the distant 1965, Christopher and to this day never ceases to surprise and delight fans of his work from around the world. Today we present to your attention a series of incredible photos taken at the coast of the Azores in the Atlantic ocean.
The photographer managed to capture mnogumina frenzied battle for life - violent hunting of dolphins, sharks and Mediterranean petrels on a huge shoal of the blue Jack mackerel. In the photo we see thousands of fish gather in huge shimmering ball, about 9 meters in diameter, in a vain attempt to maintain their fragile life. Hungry underwater predators ruthlessly hit a flock of helpless fish. Trying to escape, mackerel rises up to the surface of the water. However, here they were waiting for another danger - Mediterranean petrels, wishing to receive the part of production. Continue reading
In subtropical latitudes of the Atlantic ocean in the warm season of the prevailing air mass is the Maritime tropical air in winter air from temperate latitudes.
In the warm season in the Western parts of the ocean subtropical latitudes prevailing winds blowing from low latitudes to high, and in the East of the high latitudes in low. Therefore, in the Western parts of the ocean in a warm season are observed at higher temperatures than in the East. It should be noted that in the warm season in the Eastern parts of the ocean subtropical latitudes water temperature is below the temperature of air, which prevents the development of convection. Therefore, in the Eastern parts of the ocean subtropical zone of the precipitation falls in the summer few. So, on the island of Madeira, the amount of precipitation for the period June-August is just 15 mm In the Western parts of the ocean, the air comes in the subtropical zone of the low latitudes. It significantly dampened. In these parts of the ocean water has a higher temperature than the air that leads to the development of convection and the formation of deposits of local importance. Because of this precipitation during the warm season in the Western parts of the ocean subtropical zone falls much. On the Bermuda Islands, located in the Western part of the subtropical zone of the Atlantic ocean, precipitation for the period June-August is about 300 mm Continue reading
The Jellyfish lake is a unique place on our planet where you can swim among the 2 million jellyfish, with no fear of them bites! Medusae lake attracts thousands of tourists who want to see this wonder of the world.
The Jellyfish lake is located in the archipelago of the Rocky island, in the Republic of Palau. Palau is an archipelago in the Pacific ocean, located 800 km East of the Philippines and North of Indonesia. Palau consists of more than 300 Islands, but only 9 of them inhabited. The Jellyfish lake is located on the island ESA-ICFA, more than 20 kilometers to the Southeast from the largest city Korora.
The size of the lake is approximately 460 metres in length and 160 meters in width, the area of the mirror 0,057 km2. Its shape resembles a bowl, the average depth is 30 metres and the deepest point is about 50 meters. The lake is a slightly salty body of water which is separated from the ocean by a strip of land about 200 meters. Despite its isolation, it is connected with the ocean through tunnels and cracks in the limestone ancient reef.
This is a colorful place with an unusual history. The Jellyfish lake appeared as a result of the movement of the earth's crust about 12,000 years ago. After the collision of two tectonic plates on the border with ocean, a depression formed separated from the ocean. So there was a half-mile marine lake. Through pores in limestone in the formed cavity of the leaked is not only the salt water, but jellyfish, as well as some small marine life.
Large marine animals, of course, could not get there, so jellyfish were closed and favorable for the life and reproduction space without natural enemies. So, during the existence of the lake in the absence of many natural enemies jellyfish multiplied about 2 million individuals. Continue reading
The largest ocean planet is located between the five continents: in the West it is limited Eurasia, Malay archipelago and Australia in the East, North and South America, in the South - Antarctica.
Its Northern border runs through the Bering Strait on the line from Peninsula, Chukotka until Peninsula Seward Alaska and distinguishes between possession with the Arctic ocean.
The boundary with the Atlantic ocean runs from Cape horn in South America through the Drake passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica. Water border with the Indian ocean the most conventional. Considered to be her running from the southern tip of the Indochinese Peninsula through the Islands of Sumatra, Java, New Guinea to the Northern tip of Australia and on the southern tip of Australia, through Tasmania along a Meridian to Antarctica.
However, the watershed between the Pacific and Indian oceans disputes between scientists-geographers arise in our days. However, we will adhere to the above boundaries.
Full map of the Pacific ocean you can see here. Continue reading
In 1940, prominent American clairvoyant Edgar Cayce said one of the strangest of their prophecies. He predicted that Atlantis would rise from the ocean floor, and it will happen between 1966 and 1970...
This prediction made Casey shortly before his death, it seemed so unbelievable that he almost nobody believed. However, another clairvoyant - master of the Rosicrucian Raymond Bernard in his book "Invisible Empire", published in 1961, confirmed this prophecy.
And in 1968 was an amazing event. French diver Dmitry Rebikoff noticed under water near the island of North Bimini, belonging to the group of the Bahamas in the Atlantic ocean, stone geometrically correct plate!
The news is rapidly spread around the world and caused a sensation. It seemed that finally found the real traces of Atlantis, the legendary country plunged into the ocean, according to Plato, 12 thousand years ago. Continue reading