Submarine Shark, Agaporomorphus colberti, Blue koi, Texas Ninja Turtle, and how Dolphins sleepMay 9, 2009 at 1:30 am | Posted in interesting (to moose) | Leave a comment
Filmmaker Dan Savage snaps some interesting photos at Maruoka Castle in Japan, including this B-ah-oo-tiful blue koi.
Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the famous Jacque, has created a submarine that allows a diver to interact with sharks on their own turf. In this way, scientists can explore what a shark does when it is not around people—in other words, observe the creatures nature behavior. This 14-foot long submarine mimics the movement of a real shark—and looks real enough to make me poop my pants.
Cousteau named the shark sub Troy after a character in the Belgian
comic book “Tintin.” I immediately thought of Tintin when I saw the shark sub, because he used on in Red Rackham’s Treasure
“Workers at Sea Turtle Inc strapped Allison, a five-year-old rescued turtle, into a neoprene “ninja” suit that holds a carbon-fibre fin in place on her back. The fin acts as a rudder, allowing her to propel herself forward with her sole fin.”
Because they need to periodically come up for air and keep an eye out for potential predators, dolphins can’t curl up and zonk out at night like land mammals can. So they must stay somewhat conscious and sleep with the proverbial one eye open. Sam Ridgway of the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program wondered if this constant watchfulness would dull their senses, like sleep deprivation does in humans .
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