Category: NATURE/SPACE

Jul 14, 2009

Super Slow Motion HD Video of a 12 Foot Barrel Wave

Whoops! Forgot to mention that big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom was inside the 12 foot barrel wave – the first shots of their kind ever recorded. The footage of the vortices created by the waves are simply spectacular. Videos like this I can watch again and again, BBC rules! For more proof…

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Jun 23, 2009

10 Amazing Facts about Jellyfish

10 Amazing Facts about Jellyfish

The flower-hat jellyfish 1. Jellyfish first appeared about 650 million years ago and are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Some are also found in fresh water 2. Medusa (plural medusae) is another word for jellyfish. Medusa is also the word for jellyfish in: Greek, Finnish, Portuguese,…

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Jun 18, 2009

The Door to Hell: Flaming Crater in Turkmenistan Has Been Burning for 38 Years

The Door to Hell: Flaming Crater in Turkmenistan Has Been Burning for 38 Years

The year is 1971 in a small village called Darvaza (or Derweze) about 260 km north of the capital Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Back then it was part of the Soviet Union and the area was (and still is) quite resource-rich. One day, amidst the drilling and vodka, geologists accidentally punched into a massive underground natural gas…

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Jun 8, 2009

How Do Humpback Whales Hunt?

How Do Humpback Whales Hunt?

While Humpback Whales employ several hunting techniques both individually and as a group (pod), their most dramatic feeding method is surely bubble net feeding. Bur first, let’s look at some quick facts about this incredible mammal. The Humpback Whale –…

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May 25, 2009

Living Art: Stunning Aqua Forest Aquariums

Living Art: Stunning Aqua Forest Aquariums

The master, Takashi Amano I recently discovered this thriving sub-culture of aquascaping and have been fixated ever since. Words cannot describe how incredible these living works of art are, thankfully there’s plenty of pictures! The Contest Since 2001, the International Aquatic Plant Layout Contest (IAPLC) has attracted Aquascapers from all over the globe. It is…

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May 19, 2009

Star Gazing: The Darkest Skies in North America

Star Gazing: The Darkest Skies in North America

To really observe the stars the sky must be dark. Above the Davis Mountains of West Texas, you will find the darkest skies in North America. Which is why for the last 32 years, the annual Texas Star Party has gathered here to look up and gaze in wonder at the beauty of the cosmos.…

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