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DAVID GALLO ~ UNDERWATER ASTONISHMENTS!!!

YOU WILL BE ABSOLUTELY AMAZED AT THE UNIQUE CAPABILITIES OF THESE UNDERWATER CREATURES!!!

http://www.ted.com David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square‘s worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean. Uploaded by on Jan 14, 2008

I think the “jaw-dropping” moment they refer to happens 4 mins and 24 secs. into the video – don’t miss it!!

The wonderful octopus the ‘Wonderpus’ in Lembeh Strait, Indonesia, was uploaded by on 1 Mar 2011. Filmed in HD by The Digital Centre manager, Christian Loader. Music by Oka.   Eco Divers North Sulawesi, http://www.eco-divers.comWonderpus octopus – Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

This video, “octopus Camouflage” was uploaded to YouTube by on 2 Feb 2008

Deep sea creature‘s ability to camouflage for many reasons is absolutely fascinating!

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, politics and the arts. Watch the Top 10 TEDTalks on TED.com, at
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When I hear David Gallo mention that 97% of the ocean’s world  has yet to be discovered, I can’t wait to see what weird and wonderful mysteries of ‘the ocean deep’ will be studied and shared with us next!  

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NUDIBRANCHS UPDATE ~ INCREDIBLE FACTS AND VIDEOS

Since I first posted “NUDIBRANCHS – SAY WHAT?”,  May 14, 2012), I’ve found the time to delve further into these fascinating and exotic ocean creatures.  You will be thrilled and amazed with the facts shared on these YouTube videos and the awesome video footage from around the world (Indonesia, Philippines, Bali)

First a few very interesting facts:

Nudibranch ~ means “naked gills”
Nudibranchs ~ are sea slugs
~ are beautifully colored tiny vessels of danger
~ store toxins/stinging cells they steal from their prey
~ more than 3,000 species
~ range in length from 1/4 inch to over 1 foot
~ are hermaphrodites (meaning they have both male and female sex organs)
~ are found in oceans from Antarctica to the tropics

I won’t overload you with information, for as they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

“Nudibranchs”, by Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Adventures ~uploaded by on Dec 5, 2008 ~ “They might be tiny, but nudibranchs can pack a poisonous punch. Learn more about these extraordinary creatures”.

 

This next video is amazing ~ the music, “The Tahiti Trot” is very artistically adapted to the bizarre antics of the nudibranchs  ~ an award winner in my opinion!!!

Colorful nudibranchs in Lembeh Indonesia” ~ uploaded by  Delveroudis on Jul 5, 2010 ~ “… But they are the most colorful creatures on Earth and their body patterns exceed the imagination of the best designers on the planet.”

“Nudebranches of Amed – Bali Reef Divers – Dive Bali” ~ uploaded by on Nov 9, 2010 ~ courtesy of Hero Productions ~ “These nudibranches were seen around Amed and Tulamben this season… wide variety of nudibranchs species around here… Night dives at Jemeluk are also a great opportunity to see these creatures!”

http://www.balireefdivers.com

‘WORLD FAMOUS GLACIERS’ PHLOG

As a follow up to yesterday’s blog on “Greenland Glaciers On The Move“, I felt it would be nice to showcase my first photoblog, or “phlog” of some famous glaciers from around the world in small collages that I’ve created for you.

I also have a wonderful video for you, entitled: “Indonesia’s Last Glacier” which I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

Of the five glaciers featured, I definitely had to include two countries, Indonesia and Argentina, because I was so surprised to find out that glaciers exist in these countries.  I have included a brief description with each collage.

Parque Nacional los Glaciares in Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park is located in Argentina – south west of Santa Cruz on the border with Chile. Its name refers to the glaciers that are born on the Ice Caps – the largest continental ice extension after Anctartica- which occupies almost half its area. Also known as Patagonic Continental Ice, creates 47 big glaciers, 13 of which flow to the Atlantic. There are also more than 200 smaller glaciers, unconnected to the Ice Caps.

Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland

The Aletsch Glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps, covering more than 120 square kilometres (46 sq mi) in the eastern Bernese Alps of Switzerland. It is composed of three smaller glaciers converging at Concordia, where its thickness is estimated to be near 1 km (3,300 ft). The glacier then continues towards the Rhone valley before giving birth to the Massa River.

 

Puncak Jaya in Papua, Indonesia

Indonesia has glaciers as well, as surprising as it may seem.  The ice fields of Puncak Jaya in Papua, Indonesia are also shrinking like other glaciers worldwide. Indonesia’s Puncak Jaya, earth’s highest island peak and the tallest mountain between the Andes and the Himalayas, holds the last glaciers in the tropical Pacific.  Ancient ice from such high, frozen peaks lets scientists examine past climates and understand mechanism of possible future climate changes. I found an impressive video for you – “Indonesia’s Last Glaciers”:

  

The Hailuogou Glacier

Hailuogou is a national forest park, located in Luding County, Sichuan Provincein China.  It’s glaciers cover 31 square kilometres of the Conch Gully. Classified as Modern Glacier, they came into being 16 million years ago. The Grand Glacier Cascade – 1,000 meters in height and 1,000 meters in width – is the only one in the world. The Hailuogou Glacier is noted to be the lowest glacier in the world.

Kilimanjaro glaciers

Kilimanjaro, in northern Tanzania, is unique.  You will climb through all climatalogical zones during the ascent – tropical rain forest through moss and desert to the snow on the summit – the ice fields that top Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.  The combined area of glaciers in these three regions is about 10 square kilometers.

Link to LiveScience’s Gallery, “Awe Inspiring Glaciers”

http://www.livescience.com/15430-gallery-awe-inspiring-glaciers.html

 If you are visiting for the first time, I hope you enjoyed my ‘phlog’ and I’d like you to know that we’d  love to hear from you.  Thank you!