‘Brinicle’ Ice Finger of Death - BBC
As sea water freezes to form surface ice, the remaining brine sinks, being much denser and colder than the surrounding water. As it descends, the surrounding water freezes upon contact, creating a ‘brinicle’, a frozen sheath of ice that grows downward towards the sea floor. When it touches the sea floor, it kills anything it touches, encasing them in a tomb of ice.
Anonymous asked: How much do marine biologists make a year? I'm considering pursuing the career because I'm soooooo fascinated with the sea life
oh :c i’m sorry i’m not actually a marine biologist, i’d really love to be but i have a lot of studying to do before i can reach that point :c
i’d suggest speaking to http://madasamarinebiologist.com/ because i know he’s a marine biologist and answers a lot of questions about it so you’d have more luck over there :3, sorry i couldn’t help!
holy-flesh: Nudibranch - Phyllodesmium poindimiei
Night Dive At Shiprock Dive site in Cronulla, NSW, Australia. (31 March 2011)
Blue waves produced by bioluminescent phytoplankton: Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives, Florida Everglades, and Lakshadweep Islands off India.
Blue tangs are often found swimming in large school cruising over the reef top, grazing on algaes. These conglomerations are often composed of multiple species within the Acanthuridae (surgeonfish and tangs) family.