Telegraph: Videos of the Deep Blue

I ran across the following seven videos today while getting my daily digest of the doings of humanity. I have always loved the creatures of our oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers. I think it has everything to do with being mildly hydrophobic. Anyway, I thought that these were worth sharing.

Nurse shark birth captured on camera in China

(By the way, yes, it does bug me that contemporary media no longer bothers to properly capitalize titles. Honestly, it’s just lazy.)

Whale shark filmed sucking fish out of net

Giant prawn of the deep discovered off New Zealand coast

It has always amazed me that people have confidently proclaimed throughout history that Terra contains the only life in our universe, and that humanity is the only intelligent life at all, when we haven’t even found all the species of life on our own planet yet. There are apparently microbes that live in the sulphur volcanoes at the bottom of the oceans, and spores that have lived through millions of years of being frozen in ice, and apparently, “Jurassic Park,” by Michael Crichton isn’t so much science fiction as science fact now. Anybody else remember Dolly? Anyway, here are some of the newest discoveries of the deepest of the deep blue:

‘Lost world’ sea life discovered deep in the ocean near Antarctica

UK scientists film ‘new’ deep sea life at volcanic vent in Indian Ocean

Close encounter with humpback whale off Australian coast captured on camera

And to think I worry about one of my tanks cracking. At least it would take an extraordinary combination of circumstances to kill someone with one of my tanks. I don’t think just having the bad luck to be standing in front of the tank would do it.

Shark tank bursts over shoppers in China

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Pax Tibi, James