At the bottom of the seas and oceans you can discover perfect circles. Really they were left by aliens?
A Couple of decades ago, you probably heard stories about how some people were discovered in the fields of the mysterious circles. Eyewitnesses claimed that these patterns were abandoned spaceship of aliens, but no evidence they had. Most interesting is that the mysterious circles are formed even under water — in 1995, on the bottom surrounding the Japanese island of Oshima waters, divers discovered a perfect circle with a diameter of about two meters. In its center was assembled a small and perfectly clean sand, and the edges disperse neat furrows. You would think that our planet was visited by intelligent fish-aliens, but let's not dream. After the initial discovery, researchers have begun to regularly monitor the emergence of the ideal of the shapes on the seabed. Eventually they were able to see that the creature draws such intricate patterns in the sand. Underwater artist was a small fish.
As a rule, divers found the mysterious circles at a depth of 10 to 27 meters. For a long time, their origin remained a mystery, but in 2011 the mystery was finally revealed. During one of the dives, the researchers of the sea depths noticed how one fish literally crawling along the bottom and pushing the fins. She was throwing the sand around and left a very neat-looking groove. It became clear that she draws one of those mysterious circles.
Mysterious circles in their form is almost always the same.
On closer examination it turned out that this fish is a representative of the family room. Regular readers of our website will remember the material about which is known as puffer fish. We wrote that the tissue contains a toxic substance tetrodotoxin, which paralyzes the muscles and stops breathing. So, underwater artist was one of these deadly fish. It is important to note that the drawing in the sand do only males.
In the course of further observation of the fish it turned out that drawn on the sand in a circle necessary to attract females. Once at the bottom formed a circle, a female arrives to a place and evaluate it — if she likes it, she lays in the center of the circle eggs and swims away. Only here what criteria do you evaluate the picture, researchers are still not clear. Perhaps females like a perfect figure and accuracy. But it may be that they assess the cleanliness of sand.
there's the puffer fish with it, you are probably already familiar
Anyway, the males fertilize the eggs and guard the nest during the whole week. After laying the eggs in the shape of a circle, no one pays attention and she collapses. So all this work by drawing a circle, which for males takes seven to nine days, necessary only for procreation.
In an inflated state, the puffer fish looks awesome
This fish behavior is truly amazing. At least we now know who draws mysterious circles on the seabed and the ocean floor, scientists still remain some questions. For example, im wondering what exactly are the advantages of this form of nest. There is another question — how fish with a length of only several inches so manages to create a perfect circle, and even with neat furrows on the edges?
Scientists have probably engaged in the search for the answer to this question, but it takes time. Apparently, puffer fish have a very complex structure of the body and inside them there is a huge variety of processes. One of them probably responsible for evaluating the surrounding area and the construction of routes that allow them to draw on the bottom of the complex patterns.
While answers to the above questions is no, I recommend to read the article about how the most powerful poison tetrodotoxin turned into . In this article I described in detail how this poison acts on the human body and where the food is out of this dangerous fish are considered a delicacy. Happy reading!
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