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« on: January 07, 2013, 06:36:41 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 06:46:45 AM »

jys darem diep vanmore!
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 08:35:57 AM »

Lox, wanneer gaan duik ons daar?
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 07:27:23 AM »

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The first ever video footage of a giant squid swimming in the ocean depths is "an enormous breakthrough," according to a prominent marine conservationist who wrote a book about the quest to find the mysterious creatures.

"People have been searching for them for hundreds of years, literally," said Richard Ellis, the author of "The Search for the Giant Squid: The Biology and Mythology of the World's Most Elusive Sea Creature."

Scientists and television broadcasters released images this week of the 10-foot-long giant squid they had filmed deep in the Pacific Ocean, far off the coast of the Japanese mainland, during hundreds of hours of underwater research.

The discovery is significant for both science and mythology, in which giant squids have long played a notable role, Ellis said in an interview on CNN.

"We're going to learn how this thing moves," he said. "How it swims, what it does with its arms when it swims."

He described the squid as having eight arms and "two very, very long tentacles which it uses to grasp its prey." Its limbs have suckers lined with sharp teeth.

Monsters reminiscent of giant squids have been featured in fables and imagery through the ages, like the Kraken in Norse legend and the Scylla in Greek mythology.

"For a long time, people didn't even think they existed," Ellis said.

The carcasses of dead giant squid that washed ashore eventually proved that the creatures were real, but finding live ones in the wild has proved extremely challenging.

The first still photographs of one of the huge creatures were captured in 2004, and footage was taken of one floating on the surface of the water in 2006. But researchers and cameramen had never before managed to catch a glimpse of them in the ocean abyss where they live.

The mission that finally tracked down the creature involved 55 dives in two special submersible vehicles that spent a total of more than 285 hours far beneath the waves. Some of the dives went deeper than 3,000 feet.

The team of scientists and filmmakers on the mission came from a variety of institutions, including the National Science Museum of Japan, the Discovery Channel and the Japanese broadcaster NHK.

They used equipment including "ultra-sensitive camera systems with light invisible to squid, bio luminescent lures and secret squid attractants," the Discovery Channel said.

NHK and the Discovery Channel say they plan to air their programs about the squid sighting this month.


Softball-sized eyeball washes ashore


Watch shark feast on giant squid


A still image of the giant squid while being captured on video in its natural habitat for the first time.

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 07:29:23 AM »

Dis op 3000ft.

Kyk weer na die skematiese voorstelling bo en sien hoe vlak dit nog eintlik is. En die goed wat daar swem is al "giant".

Wat is als daar onder... Uhm Eek!

Julle kry my nie 'n faark in die see nie.
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 01:42:59 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deepsea_Challenger

Die op National Geographic gesien laas jaar. n Ou moet nogal balls hê om dit te doen.  Eek!

Deepsea Challenger (DCV 1) is a 7.3 metres (24 ft) deep-diving submersible designed to reach the bottom of Challenger Deep, the deepest known point on Earth. On March 26, 2012, Canadian film director James Cameron piloted the craft to accomplish this goal, becoming the first person to reach Challenger Deep in a one-man craft.[1][2][3][4] Built in Sydney, Australia by the research and design company Acheron Project Pty Ltd, the Deepsea Challenger includes scientific sampling equipment and high-definition 3-D cameras, and reached the ocean's deepest point after roughly two hours of descent from the surface.[5]

Deepsea Challenger was secretly built in Australia, in partnership with the National Geographic Society and with support from Rolex, in the Deepsea Challenge program. The construction of the submersible was headed by Australian engineer Ron Allum.[6] Many of the submersible developer team members hail from Sydney's cave diving fraternity including Ron himself with many years cave diving experience.

On March 26, 2012, Cameron reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. The recorded depth was 10,898.4 metres (35,756 ft) when the Deepsea Challenger touched down.[39] It was the fourth ever dive to the Challenger Deep and the second manned dive (with a maximum recorded depth slightly less than that of Trieste's 1960 dive). It was the first solo dive and the first to spend a significant amount of time (three hours) exploring the bottom.[1]
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 01:48:35 PM »

........and reached the ocean's deepest point after roughly two hours of descent from the surface.[5]

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The recorded depth was 10,898.4 metres (35,756 ft)


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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 01:49:26 PM »

En wat het hulle gekry?
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 01:51:17 PM »

Dis soos om space toe te gaan. As iets verkeerd gaan daar onder gaan hulle jou nie lewendig recover nie...
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 01:59:46 PM »

Dis soos om space toe te gaan. As iets verkeerd gaan daar onder gaan hulle jou nie lewendig recover nie...

Op daai diepte, met daai geweldige druk gaan hulle NIKS recover nie. Hulle nie eens probeer nie.............
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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 02:02:44 PM »

En wat het hulle gekry?

Seker water  Scratch   tease tease
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 02:22:44 PM »

En wat het hulle gekry?

Seker water  Scratch   tease tease

Grapgat.

Die HD kameras en goed was nie verniet op die boot nie. En so ekspedisie kos geld. Baie geld.

Hulle moes ten minste 'n seemonster of groot Inkvis gesien het? Scratch
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2014, 09:46:26 AM »

Trog onder Wes-Antarktika ‘toevallig’ ontdek

’n Reuse-trog, byna dubbeld so diep soos die Grand Canyon, is onder Wes-Antarktika ontdek.

’n Span Britse navorsers wat besig was om die Ellsworth- ondergletserse hooglande te bestudeer, het dié trog van 3 km diep, 300 km lank en 25 km breed gevind. Op plekke is dié vallei meer as 2 km onder seevlak.

Die ontdekking is heel toevallig gemaak toe hulle besig was om die Ellsworth-bergreeks te bestudeer met satelliete en radar wat die grond kan penetreer. Dié antieke bergreeks lê ’n paar kilometer onder die ys.

Die bergreeks en trog is miljoene jare gelede deur ’n ysveld gevorm, het navorsers in die jongste uitgawe van die vaktydskrif Geological Society of America Bulletin geskryf.

Dr. Neil Ross van die Newcastle-universiteit, wat die navorsing gelei het, het gesê die ontdekking van die reuse-trog was “ongelooflik gelukkige toeval”.

Hulle het data van albei kante van die diep vallei gehad, maar niks om te wys wat lê “tussen-in” nie. Daar is toe satelliete gebruik en hoewel die trog kilometers onder die ys is, is dit so groot en diep dat dit uit die ruimte met die satelliete “gesien” kon word.

Ross het gesê dit wys “hoe min ons nog van ons eie planeet weet. Die ontdekking van nuwe plekke is steeds moontlik”.

Intussen het navorsers wat ’n robot onder die Ross-ysplaat in Antarktika laat sak het, afgekom op hondere see-anemone wat voorheen onbekend was aan die wetenskap.

Hulle klou aan die onderkant van die ys-plaat vas en leef onderstebo vergeleke met ander anemone wat op die bodem bly. Die organismes is sowat 2,5 cm lank wanneer hulle ineengetrek is en tot vier keer langer wanneer hulle ontspanne is en het talle tentakels in ringe gerangskik.

http://www.dieburger.com/nuus/2014-01-19-trog-onder-wes-antarktika-toevallig-ontdek
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2014, 07:52:19 AM »

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