Tag Archive for ocean

The “hum” caused by ocean waves

A geophysicist has proposed that the “hum” some people hear is caused by the interaction of ocean waves with the coast. Has the mystery of the Grimsby hum been solved? | Grimsby Telegraph. A mystery hum that has plagued people in the Grimsby area for more than a decade could have been solved – by French scientists.…

Fantastic purple siphonophore – It’s like weirdo, man

What a fantastically weird animal captured by the Nautilus – a remotely operated vehicle taking video and photos of the underwater conditions and whatever they find moving down there. See and hear the scientists describe this bizarre colony of organisms operating as a single unit. The public hardly knows anything about siphonophores. Now YOU know. Amazing purple…

Expert debunks Fukushima radiation as link to starfish catastrophe

In November, we brought you links to the disturbing story of the starfish wasting syndrome. The cause is unknown. The cause is STILL unknown. However, blame has fallen on Fukushima radiation for a huge array of real and imaginary problems noted in the Pacific. Here’s why this problem is NOT related to the Fukushima disaster.…

Mystery mass is… eggs

Deep Sea News, real scientists, peer into the finding of a : Human-sized mystery blob found off the coast of Cuba | Deep Sea News. These masses can be up to 1.8 meters long (5’10”), and contain baby diamond-shaped squid (Thysanoteuthis rhombus). Ask the right person and get a real answer. This mystery was solved…

Australia is hell on earth these days

Wow, Australia is socked by nasty weather conditions this past week. PHOTOS: Freakish dust storm causes ‘red wave’ on Australia’s west coast  – NY Daily News. A hellish dust storm caused a “red wave” of sand off the coast of Western Australia on Wednesday. Tugboat workers near the coastal town of Onslow snapped photos on…

The ‘Bloop’ mystery solved!

Frequently cited as an “insane mystery science hasn’t solved”, the bloop looks to have a reasonable explanation. Was it a mystery monster squid as most commonly thought? Sadly, no. First some background in case you haven’t heard about the bloop: Skeptoid It came from the depths of the South Pacific. Throughout the summer of 1997, a…

AccuWeather messes up winter predictions, now blames tsunami debris. Uh, little science help here?

AccuWeather heat wave theory: Japanese tsunami debris – Chicago Tribune. A meteorologist for AccuWeather — the forecasting company that predicted a winter so bad, “people in Chicago are going to want to move” — has a theory for the recent Midwest heat wave: Japanese tsunami debris. AccuWeather.com made headlines last fall, you may recall, with…

Hold the foam!

Mystery foam engulfs northern seaside town A thick white blanket settled gently on the seaside town of Cleveleys near Blackpool on Wednesday, but this was no seasonal dusting of snow from above. The Environment Agency dispatched officers to Princess Promenade to gather evidence as gobs of foam blew in from the sea and smothered streets,…

Did people inadvertently create their own horror of The Birds?

Mystery of incident that inspired ‘The Birds’ solved? Dying and disoriented seabirds rammed themselves into homes across California’s Monterey Bay in the summer of 1961, sparking a long-standing mystery about the cause among marine biologists. The avian incidents sparked local visitor Hitchcock’s interest, along with a story about spooky bird behavior by British writer Daphne…