There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that was as…
TAHITI Famosa pelas suas paisagens paradisíacas, a ilha do Tahiti, também conhecida por Rainha do Pacífico, é a maior da Polinésia Francesa. O Tahiti é conhecido também pelo seu povo alegre e hospitaleiro, guardião de uma cultura exótica, que se manifesta não só em rituais típicos, mas também na arquitetura de palafitas. Quando ir O …
The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) is a small cephalopod found throughout temperate & tropical oceans in extreme deep sea conditions. Unique retractile sensory filaments justify placement in its own order, Vampyromorphida, as it shares similarities with both octopuses and squid.
The Great Blue Hole, roughly 40 miles off the Belize coast, is the largest sinkhole in the world measuring 984 ft across & about 400 ft deep. Jacques Cousteau put it on the map when he first explored its depths in 1971. It's thought to have once been a giant cave on dry land thousands of years ago & is now part of the wider Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Blue Hole has never been fully mapped & its exact features remain mostly unknown.
A blanket octopus (genus Tremoctopus), photo taken in Dagatan, Calabarzon, Philippines. Blanket octopi are immune to the venomous tentacles of the Portuguese man o' war, which they tear off & use for offensive & defensive purposes. They also spread their webbed tentacles to appear larger, to intimidate threats & predators.