Monday, June 28, 2010

simply a beauty...

Lenskoe Pillars

photo by abk

Gumtree Rainbow, Australia

photo by mick walters billy


Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you’re in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Narwhal Monodon monoceros

A newborn narwhal calf is about 5 feet (1.5 meters) long and can weigh 175 to 220 pounds (79 to 100 kilograms). Narwhals are normally found in pods of two to ten.

Photograph by Paul Nicklen

The narwhal is the unicorn of the sea, a pale-colored porpoise found in Arctic coastal waters and rivers. These legendary animals have two teeth. In males, the more prominent tooth grows into a swordlike, spiral tusk up to 8.8 feet (2.7 meters) long. The ivory tusk tooth grows right through the narwhal's upper lip. Scientists are not certain of the tusk's purpose, but some believe it is prominent in mating rituals, perhaps used to impress females or to battle rival suitors. Females sometimes grow a small tusk of their own, but it does not become as prominent as the male's.

Narwhals are related to bottlenose dolphins, belugas, harbor porpoises, and orcas. Like some other porpoises, they travel in groups and feed on fish, shrimp, squid, and other aquatic fare. They are often sighted swimming in groups of 15 to 20, but gatherings of hundreds—or even several thousand—narwhals have been reported. Sometimes these groups become trapped by shifting pack ice and fall victim to Inuit hunters, polar bears, or walruses.

Inuit people hunt the narwhal for their long tusks and their skin, an important source of vitamin C in the traditional Arctic diet.

trip to redang..... ;p

i'm home
back from a nice fun fantastic time at redang. this trip is more academic than leisure but still we had a great time. our camp site is next to a turtle nesting site. we managed to see the staff collecting the eggs, more than 60 per holes.. then in the morning they released the baby turtle into the sea..amazing experience.. snorkeling, scuba diving-- breathtaking underwater view, i like to say it look like underwater garden paradise..the island picture is PULAU REDANG,we stay next to it--pulau pinang.. my groupie in the island- group 3mate! very proud of y'all... tons of works awaits us after semester open. huuuu so far this is what we-MARINE BIOLOGY of UMT do most of the time.. and i'm loving every sec of it!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Futuristic Diving Helmet

Futuristic Diving Helmet

Information from Mobiitech said that recently has made a Diving Helmet to make divers easy to dive. Company that has made the concept of this future diving helmet is Yanko, it looks very futuristic both in terms of concept and materials to be used in manufacture. Still according to the same source said that the diving helmet made of glass and LED. A device called the HUD is mentioned will help divers in view of the GPS and find out the remaining air tanks performance. Silicon will be used as a seal between the diver's head 'and a helmet. Irrespective of whether this concept will work in the sea, but this could be a lesson for the development of helmet divers to make divers easier in research.

River under the Sea

River under the Sea

If you do love diving and do a diver, it is a good idea to visit the Cenote Angelita, Mexico. There is underwater river. Underwater rivers can be found in a cave if dive up to 30 meters depth, the water is freshwater, but if you dive to the depth of more than 60 meters, the water becomes salt water. In essence there is a "river" complete with trees and foliage. But, of course it was not unusual because the river is a river of hydrogen sulfide layer that looks like a river. Hydrogen sulfide, H2S, is a colorless gas, toxic, flammable, and smells like rotten eggs. These gases can arise from biological activity when bacteria break down organic material in a state without oxygen (anaerobic activity), such as in the swamp, the sea and sewage. Gas was also featured on the gas arising from volcanic activity and natural gas.