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NOAA or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in full say that in all the global ocean niches, only five percent have currently been explored with about 95 percent still waiting for the eye of man to document it. Yoji Ookata is a photographer from Japan dedicated to bringing to the fore the mysteries below the ocean, something he has done for 5 decades just around the Japanese coast. After finding rippling sand patterns in a geometric fashion, Ookata’s curiosity was aroused and he set to demystify the “mystery circle”.
The team documented with a camera the profile of the artist; rather small kind of puffer fish with a length a couple of inches that tirelessly swims a whole night and day all in creating the huge organic creations through a single fin’s gesture.
Originally posted by Akragon
Unfortunatly this was already posted...
The search button helps that ye know...
But thanks for the close up of the fish... I think i ate one of those in a can a few days ago
edit on 20-9-2012 by Akragon because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Shadow Herder
Those shapes totally remind me of something made by sound.
Check out cymatics
Originally posted by RobertF
reply to post by alphaskunk
That is incredible, but why does this little fish do this?
Through careful observation the team found the circles serve a variety of crucial ecological functions, the most important of which is to attract mates. Apparently the female fish are attracted to the hills and valleys within the sand and traverse them carefully to discover the male fish where the pair eventually lay eggs at the circle’s center, the grooves later acting as a natural buffer to ocean currents that protect the delicate offspring. Scientists also learned that the more ridges contained within the sculpture resulted in a much greater likelihood of the fish pairing.