A mente que se abre a uma nova idéia jamais voltará ao seu tamanho original.

The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.

Albert Einstein

Quando vamos até o fundo do mar, descobrimos que ali jamais poderíamos viver sozinhos.
Então levamos mais alguém.E esta pessoa, chamada de dupla, companheiro ou simplesmente amigo, passa a ser importante para nós.Porque, além de poder salvar nossa vida, passa a compartilhar tudo que vimos e sentimos.E em duplas, passamos a ter equipes, e estas passam a ser cada vez maiores e mais unidas.

E assim entendemos que somos todos velhos amigos mesmo que não nos conheçamos.E esse elo que nos une é maior que todos os outros que já encontramos.E isso faz com que nós mais do que amigos, sejamos irmãos.Faz de nós, mergulhadores.

( Jacques Yves Cousteau)

Vídeos: MAR e Oceanos (movimente com (setas para baixo e PGDN)


Cristina Zunino

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O BLOG do mergulhador é a total dedicação ao mergulhador, as notícias, os eventos, aos mergulhos e opniões dos mergulhadores.

Levando os oceanos, mares e a vida marinha até você.

Um trabalho feito ao que nós amamos.

Um BLOG , sem fins lucrativos com o objetivo de desenvolver, divulgar, promover e incentivar atividades no mergulho que possibilitem a conservação do meio ambiente e dos recursos naturais.

The BLOG is dedicated to the diver, news, events, to dives and opinions of the divers, taking the oceans, seas and marine life to you.
A work we love.
Diver's blog is a nonprofit blog with the goal of developing, disseminating, and encouraging activities in the diver world allowing the conservation of the environment and natural resources.
Cristina Zunino
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sábado, 4 de agosto de 2012

Underwater photographer reveals incredible picture of alien-like ocean sunfish


You never know what you're going to find in an old folder: a long-forgotten Polaroid snapshot, a yellowed love letter, or in the case of a Brazilian underwater photographer, a rare image of a moon-shaped giant fish taken two years prior.
The image depicting the slow-moving, otherworldly Mola mola, or sunfish, was captured off San Diego by Daniel Botelho, and it became an instant hit after being posted last week on his Facebook page.
‘It got 1,000 'likes' in 36 hours,’  Botelho, an award-winning photojournalist who specializes in underwater photography, told GrindTV
Close encounter: Photojournalist Daniel Botelho came across the moon-shaped Mola mola while snapping pictures of blue whales off San Diego
Close encounter: Photojournalist Daniel Botelho came across the moon-shaped Mola mola while snapping pictures of blue whales off San Diego
By Wednesday, the number of ‘likes’ and shares had grown to 3,068 and 2,387, respectively.
Botelho explained that he stumbled upon the mola in July of 2010 while on a mission to photograph blue whales. But the rare shot was somehow misplaced in a folder of non-used images, and he forgot all about it.
Botelho rediscovered the picture only recently while planning another blue whale photo-shoot.
‘It is so funny, I wasted that image and after two years I found it, posted it, and it becomes viral,’ Botelho said.
The sunfish can measure 14 feet and weigh as much as 5,000lbs, and they inhabit tropical and temperate oceans
They feed primarily on jelly fish but will also munch on squid and small fish
Odd creatures: The bullet-shaped sunfish can measure 14 feet and weigh as much as 5,000lbs, making them the world's heaviest bony fish 
While the sunfish are tame and appear listless, they're difficult to photograph because they are deceptively fast and generally do not like when divers come near them.

What are the Mola mola?

Sunfish, or Mola mola, are the heaviest of all the bony fish, with large specimens reaching 14 feet (4.2 meters) vertically and 10 feet (3.1 meters) horizontally and weighing nearly 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms). Sharks and rays can be heavier, but they're cartilaginous fish.
Sunfish develop their truncated, bullet-like shape because the back fin which they are born with simply never grows. Instead, it folds into itself as the enormous creature matures, creating a rounded rudder called a clavus. 
Mola in Latin means 'millstone' and describes the ocean sunfish’s somewhat circular shape. They are a silvery color and have a rough skin texture.
Mola are found in temperate and tropical oceans around the world. They are frequently seen basking in the sun near the surface and are often mistaken for sharks when their huge dorsal fins emerge above the water. 
Their teeth are fused into a beak-like structure, and they are unable to fully close their relatively small mouths.
‘There were more than five in the same spot, but once I got in the water, as stealthily as I could, they all went out fast,’ Botelho explained. ‘But one specific fish stopped to check what I was, and God knows why the fish decided to follow me. People in the boat said it seemed like a dog following his owner.’
The photographer depicted in the shot had hoped to snap a picture of Botelho next to the sunfish, but instead he became the subject to lend perspective as to how large and molas can be.
Dr. Tierney Thys, the founder and director of the Ocean Sunfish Tagging and Research Program, told National Geographic that the mola is the world’s heaviest bony fish featuring a fish head and flattened body. 
The sunfish can measure 14 feet and weigh as much as 5,000lbs, and they inhabit tropical and temperate oceans.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium, in a species description, states: ‘Ocean sunfish, or molas, look like the invention of a mad scientist.'
They feed primarily on jellies but will also munch on squid and small fish. This summer, large number of molas have been spotted off California, which could be attributed to the increase in the population of gelatinous creatures called salps in the water.

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FILMES :Mares e Oceanos

01- Mergulho Radical 2: o recife
02- Sharkwatwer
03- Imensidão Azul (1988)
04- A Esfera
05- O Fundo do Mar
06- O Mundo do silêncio (1956)
07- The Cave
08- O segredo do abismo
09- Expedições Fluviais
10- A Odisseia de Jacques Cousteau
11- A marcha dos pinguins
12- Homens de honra
13- Coleção Blue Planet
14- Coleção PLaneta Terra
15- A Ilha dos Golfinhos
16- Expedicao Brasil Oceanico
17- Tubarão
19- Um tesouro de amor (Fool’s Gold)
20- Lost City Raiders
21- Mergulho Fatal (2009)
22- Mar de fogo
23- Ocean Men
24- Sea Hunt (aventura submarina)
The Greater Meaning of Water