On the ocean floor off the coast of Japan found drawings that make … fish

September 20, 2012 16:54

On the ocean floor off the coast of Japan found drawings that make ...  fish

According to the National Administration of ocean and atmosphere, so far investigated about five percent of the world's oceans. That is — what's going on under the surface of the remaining 95 percent, we do not yet have any idea.

Japanese photographer Yohji Ookata 50 years of his life devoted to the mysteries hidden in the depths of the ocean — ever since the age of 21 became a licensed scuba diver. Most recently, during a dive on the southern coast of the country, Ookata noticed at the bottom, at a depth of about 25 meters is something unusual: a wavy geometric patterns more than six feet in diameter. He immediately returned to colleagues and crew of a television program devoted to nature, to document this miracle.

Unlike the "crop circles", this mysterious phenomenon explanation was found.

Using underwater cameras able to detect the "artist" — it was a small fish, measuring only a few centimeters. Day and night she tirelessly sculpting these huge sculptures … his fin.

On the ocean floor off the coast of Japan found drawings that make ...  fish

On the ocean floor off the coast of Japan found drawings that make ...  fish

On closer inspection it turned out that the discs have several important functions. But perhaps the most important — is to attract a mate.

Females are interested these mounds and valleys of the sand and start to scrutinize them in search of a mate. And then the couple lay their eggs in the middle of the "circle" — in the groove, which later serves as a "silencer" of ocean currents and protects their delicate offspring.

On the ocean floor off the coast of Japan found drawings that make ...  fish

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