This photograph is believed to be the first picture showing the live birth of a thresher shark. The BBC reported the picture was taken by Attila Kaszo during a research dive in 2013 in the Philippines and now has been published in Coral Reef, the official journal of International Society for Coral Reef Studies.
First Thresher Shark Birth Photograph
What are the Longest Animals in the Ocean?
Not a question you hear everyday. We know the fastest ocean animals, soon we will also know the largest, but for now we will learn the 10 of the longest creatures in the ocean (courtesy of PeerJ). This isn’t a list of the absolute longest sea creatures (#1 is the absolute longest though), because it would then be populated with mostly different species of jellyfish and whales, but rather a list of 8 different animals that are quite long. [click to continue…]
Continent Facts & FAQ
What is a continent?
A large contiguous mass of land. Its exact definition can seemingly apply to an island as well ans is somewhat arbitrary. If its not considered an island like Greenland is then it is considered a continent.
How many continents are there?
4-7 depending on your cultural viewpoint. 7 is the most widely accepted number.
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What is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?
There are 5 major ocean gyres, of which the North Pacific Gyre is the largest. Ocean garbage accumulates in these gyres. The largest and most studied is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch which resides in the North Pacific Gyre.
Where is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch located?
In the North Pacific Gyre about a 1,000 miles north of Hawaii.
How big is the great pacific garbage patch?
About twice as big as the USA.
Is it dense enough to walk on?
Hardly. Barely noticeable as the trash particles are very small. [click to continue…]