Despite advances in technology, we still have so much to learn about the ocean and all of its mysteries. Curious about what some of those ocean mysteries are? From lost civilizations to strange noises and bizarre creatures, there’s so much out there to discover and to learn. Here are 25 Bizarre Ocean Phenomena You Won’t Believe Are Real.
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Pufferfish Crop Circle
Local divers call these “underwater crop circles.” They are intricate designs in the ocean floor that look like a person drew shapes in the sand with a stick. What scientists uncovered was that these sand circles on the ocean floor were created by male pufferfish as a way to attract females.
Black Holes Underwater
Black holes are vacuums in space that we cannot see and that nothing can escape from. Well, scientists have found a similar black hole in the ocean, an underwater whirlpool so tightly compacted that nothing in its area could escape it.
Pyrosomes are fascinating underwater creatures like no other. They clone themselves into thousands of individuals, creating one long strand that looks like a “wind sock.” Sometimes they can get up to 60-feet long. They’re bioluminescent, fluffy, and move elegantly through the water as one.
Milky Sea Effect
A bizarre thing occurred when so much blue glowed across the ocean that a satellite could see it from space. While scientists usually believe this is bioluminescent bacteria, some have been skeptical that so many could go off in such a large region of the ocean. Others have thrown out different guesses, it remains a mysterious phenomenon without any solid answers.
Rogue waves are uncommon but incredibly dangerous and unpredictable. They can happen on a dime and grow to a huge size that some sailors have called “walls of water.”