Thursday, September 20, 2012

Underwater Crop Circles

These mysterious crop circle patterns were found by photographer Yoji Ookata in the Japan Sea 80 feet below sea level. They are about 6 feet in diameter, and are something that this avid scuba diver had never seen before. Upon further exploration and many dives later, they discovered that a small Puffer Fish only a couple of inches in length swims all day and all night making the patterns with one of his fins. It turns out that the patterns attract the females to mate, and once they do, she lays her egg mass in the center, and the hills and valleys protect the eggs from underwater currents.

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