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Photograph by Paul Chesley The United States ' nearly 1,800 marine protected areas contain some of the country's most spectacular reefs, underwater archaeological sites and most valuable commercial fisheries and tourist diving sites. Ranging in size from less than one square mile (2.6 square kilometers) to over 139,797 square miles (362,073 square kilometers), the sites from the Arctic to the South Pacific, from Maine to the Caribbean, and as far west as the Philippine Sea. The Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, established in 2009, and covering 95,216 square miles (246,608 square kilometers) of submerged lands, is one of the largest marine protected areas in the world. Within and adjacent to the Mariana Archipelago, the monument includes three areas of undersea mud volcanoes, more than 1,000 miles (1,609 kilometers) of the Mariana Trench, and the waters and submerged lands around some of the northern Mariana Islands.
13 Apr 2006 Toyama Bay is the habitat of the world-famous glowing firefly squid , which surface in large numbers every spring in a phenomenon that has been designated a special natural monument. Peak firefly squid season means big catches for fishermen and brisk business for sightseeing boats that provide close-up views of the magical action. Early in the morning, after 3 AM, sightseeing boats depart the Namerikawa fishing port (Namerikawa is also home to the world's only museum dedicated to the firefly squid ) in Toyama prefecture, making a short journey to fixed nets located about 1 to 2 km offshore.
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If you’re thinking McLeod, you couldn’t be further from the truth. What you have to do is think small; not microscopic, just big enough to see with your naked eye. Turritopsis nutricula is a hydrozoan, and it’s considered by scientists to be the only animal that cheated death. Solitary organisms are (according to current belief) doomed to die, after they completed their life cycle. Hydrozoa are a huge class of predatory animals that live mostly in saltwater, closely related to jellyfish and corals. Eggs and sperm from an adult jellyfish (medusa) and they then develop into polyp stage.
on QI, they claimed that some species of lobster have an endless lifespan, and were practically immortal (though they can die through injury, of course). Can anyone confirm or refute that? by Feb 6
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 16:31 GMT, 30 September 2010 Bobbing away in the dark depths of the ocean, these tiny creatures display a unique beauty that few get to truly appreciate. And the latest publication by a scientist who studies these microscopic animals is set to become an unlikely bestseller - all thanks to the beauty of plankton. His coffee table book about the amazing life forms that live unseen in the oceans has dozens of remarkable photographs taken through a microscope. Amazing life forms: Dr Richard Kirby's passion for plankton has led to a set of marvellous pictures which feature in his book Ocean Drifters, a secret world beneath the waves like these tiny Jellyfish
Photograph courtesy A. Fifis, IFREMER Its fuzzy, winter-white coat might look at home in the Himalaya, but the yeti crab was discovered skittering around hydrothermal vents about a mile and a half (2.4 kilometers) under the South Pacific off Easter Island (map) in March 2005.
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"I will spare you a gushy description of the dive itself, except to say that when you finally see what goes on underwater , you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean . Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent." ~ Dave Barry "Double Turtle" by Autopsea "Starfish" by john white photos
Jun 27, 2012 In this remarkable capture, a seahorse checks out a diver’s watch (and own reflection) underwater. Given the clarity of the clouds in the reflection, this was likely taken quite close to the surface. A reverse image search on Tineye and Google did not identify a valid source for this photograph, if you know more please let us know (update: Many thanks to Hoss Cartwright for the help)!
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*notcot in nature , 07:40 On visual inspiration, there is something about the overwhelming sense of calm serenity with nothing but the sound of your own bubbles and the occasional boats overhead… as you just swim about watching the most incredible and mind blowing creatures going about their daily lives all around you… so, on “vacation pictures” ~ here are some of the many (there are hundreds of photos, here’s just a selection of fun ones!) creatures i’ve been encountering diving the Lembeh Strait of Indonesia this week (hiding out at Kungkungan Bay Resort )… and besides the diving creatures, you also get a peek at the large crab i ran into, and the impressive Tuna statue in the center of Bitung (tuna capital of indonesia?)… see it all on the next page!
Nature photography - pictures of animals, pictures of birds, pictures of butterflies, macro photography of insects, plant photos, pictures of mushrooms. The most beautiful and unique images of nature. Great photographers observe nature by Canon, Nikon cameras, equipped with the best lenses - see all species in our gallery and listen to the birds' and animals' voices. If you want to use images for commercial purposes - send a message: email@example.com If you want to get a file with an author's dedication ( to non-commercial print ) - write: firstname.lastname@example.org Nature photographers,nature experts, people writing articles on nature topics are welcome to cooperate.