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All About Oceans

Oceans are vast part of the world and have an impact on its future. There are basic facts about oceans that many people don’t actually know. By sharing this information people can become more vigilant about preserving today’s world for tomorrow. There are several important principles of the ocean that people need to be knowledgeable about.

Even though the earth is divided into seven continents, one ocean covers all of them. The ocean is more vast and complex than some people realize. The vastness of the ocean means that the water found in it is essential to freshwater used by people all over the world.

The features that make up planet earth can be attributed to its ocean. Because the water dominates dry land throughout the world, it is the most crucial resource of all. In the past the level of the sea was higher than it currently is and, as a result, there are rocks on the bottom of the ocean. It is important to note that ocean water created limestone and other biological products. The world’s ocean works to form the shape of each of its coasts.

Oceans and the climate

The world’s climate and weather are hugely impacted by the ocean. There are three cycles responsible for its control. Those three cycles are energy, water and carbon. Seawater evaporates and becomes rain, taking solar energy from the ocean in addition to its water. The majority of the oxygen throughout the world is credited to sea plants, which product most of it. In fact, 50% of the air’s carbon dioxide comes from sea plants. Currents from the ocean are responsible for taking the warm weather of tropical environments and moving it in the direction of the earth’s poles. Shifts in the current directly cause shifts in the world’s weather.

The reason that people are able to live on earth is because of the ocean. The Proterozoic Eon is what started when oxygen was taken directly from the ocean and dispersed into the air. The world’s supply of hydrogen is maintained because the ocean carries it within its water. If not for this, the hydrogen would reach outer space, taking it out of reach of human life.All About Oceans

The world’s ecosystem is directly supported by the ocean. Ecosystems located deep enough in the water are able to use energy without having access to the sun. Within the world’s waters lies much life that could never exist on land. Reefs and estuaries make up the majority of the space in the ocean. Though these are environments known for being delicate they are able to support living organisms. Zones conducive to living organisms line the coast according to the water depths and tides.

Though ocean exploration is nothing new, only a small percentage of the world’s ocean has been studied by professionals. Taking up 70% of the surface of the earth, there is much more to uncover then has been as of now. Only time will tell how much more ocean exploration occurs in the future.

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The beauty of the Pacific Ocean

If you’re a nature lover, then you must have considered finding out some more information about the oceans. They are vast surfaces of water that take a big portion of the Earth. If you ever wanted to learn more about the oceans in general, then we advise you to start with the biggest ocean. This is the Pacific Ocean that we are talking about. So, what are some useful and fun facts that you ought to know about this ocean? Read the rest of the article and you will find out.

Largest ocean on Earth

pacific oceanAs we have mentioned in the previous paragraph, the Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean on Earth. It takes up about 28% of the space on the planet. The Pacific Ocean goes through to the coasts of various continents all around the world. Some of them are North and South America, Australia, and Asia.
As such, the Pacific Ocean is full of many different kinds of fascinating species of animals that inhabit it. Among the most majestic creatures that inhabit this ocean are the whales. Most kinds of whales are pretty peace-loving creatures. They feast on plants and algae. But there are also the devastating killer whales that end up killing sharks and seals for survival.

The sharks are also very common inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean. However, they have been somewhat misrepresented in popular media – TV and books. Most people are terrified of the sharks. This is one of the main reasons as to why this glorious species of fish is endangered in many places. They are still very beautiful to behold. Their skins are made of shark cartilage. This is the same element that is to be found in human noses and ears. This makes the shark’s skin very difficult to penetrate.

Nice plant life

The plant life is also flourishing in the Pacific Ocean. You can find many different types of algae, corrals, and many other types of underwater plants. They serve to enrich the diverse ecosystem of the entire Pacific Ocean.

But don’t for a second think that this is all there is about the Pacific Ocean. Our knowledge about the Pacific Ocean is far from perfect. We can only speculate as to what the greatest depths of this ocean hide from us. One day, we hope that we will be able to explore this ocean completely and see what it has to offer. But for now, our knowledge of it remains incomplete.

If you were ever fascinated by the oceans and the underwater life that they house, then the Pacific is the right place to go. There are many different things that will undoubtedly captivate your attention when it comes to this ocean. The plant life and animal life are all fascinating to behold. You will need to spend years of research before you’ll be able to say that you have mastered the subject of the Pacific Ocean. We hope that you will have a lot of fun while increasing your knowledge of the glorious Pacific Ocean.

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How to catch fish with a rod

Fishing is one of the oldest trades that we humans have. Ever since the dawn of time people have been struggling to find new and inventive ways in which they could catch fish. Nowadays, fishing has turned into a science. There are many different ways in which one could go about fishing. There is sophisticated fishing equipment that’s readily available for the businesspeople and enthusiasts alike. But if there is one old-school way in which you can go about fishing – then it would have to be the fishing rod fishing experience.

What makes this experience so special? Well, there is something serene and relaxing in the entire event. You will be able to sit beside the river or lake and enjoy catching fish. It’s profoundly relaxing to do this – and most fishermen would have to agree with this notion.

Fishing with a rod

how to catch a fish with a rodBut how do you go about fishing with a fishing rod? The first thing that you will need to do, of course, is buying a fishing rod. There are many different kinds of fishing rods that are available to buy. Their quality differs greatly. With time and experience, you will be able to make all the distinctions that are needed when it comes to buying the best fishing rods you can find.

Then you need to find a suitable location. There are many watery surfaces all around the world. But not all of them are full of fish. In fact, some watery surfaces are rather barren of any marine life whatsoever. You will need to ask around and do some research on your own. If you can find a suitable area – then you will hit a goldmine. You will be able to reel in many pounds of fish that will be delicious to cook and eat.

Issues with rod fishing

Then there is the issue of the fishing technique that you will use. Fishing with a fishing rod is a skill that you will need to work hard at if you wish to attain it. It may take years before you will be able to say that you have mastered fishing up to a certain degree. But the most important thing to do is practice. You can hear expert advice or watch YouTube videos about fishing – anything that helps. With time you will see that you are much better able to catch fish with your rod.

And that’s really all there is to it. One of the most endearing aspects of fishing is the fact that it’s very simple. Anyone can pick a rod and find a fishing location. So, there’s a dormant fisherman in everyone. If you find that you’re attracted to fishing, then buying a rod is the bare minimum that you can do. You can expect some difficulties in the beginning – this is rather normal. You may have difficulties in reeling in any fish at all. But as time goes by and you’re honing your craft – you will see that it gets easier and easier to catch fish. This will make the entire experience a lot more enjoyable.

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Aquarium Games

Aquarium themes for games are growing in popularity because they are cool and exciting to play. The sights of flowing waters make the gaming environment serene coupled with the relaxing sounds of flowing water. Even in this presentation, you have an opportunity to a lot of fun when you hit the games. Aquarium play is available on mobile as well as desktop. There are no risks involved and the requirements to participate are a quick registration process and you are ready to play.

To begin to play, you simply start a spin. There are five reels that you have to set in motion by clicking the play button. You can choose to activate more of the 25 pay lines for the game. You should keep in mind that the chances of hitting a win increase depending on the number of pay lines activated.

aquarium gameIn your journey to align your icons, Aquarium kicks in with its wild side to fill some of the gaps left. The spin symbol for this game is the Treasure Chest. Should three treasure chests anywhere on the screen you get a bonus of twelve spins. These spins allow you to wind double the amount you are entitled to.

The treasure chest may also trigger more opportunities. When it allows you to click on six out of the twelve fish on your screen, you have an opportunity to go away with instant prices. This is a very simple yet highly entertaining game.

Aquarium is a fun game for those who love the underwater feeling. It also offers real money to those who want to get reward (or loss) for their time. It is an nice game set at the bottom of the sea and open for play with numerous spins.

Aquarium also comes with poker symbols from nine through to AC. These symbols come in a variety of colors and tagged to such animals as seahorses, sea turtles, clown fish and many more from the water world. You are also provided with chances to re-spin.

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New Nikon COOLPIX W100, perfect for the pool

With the COOLPIX W100, developer Nikon is ready to enhance entertainment in swimming pools, on the beach and in the ocean for young and old children. The camera even has a special child-adapted menu.

When it comes to underwater cameras, the first thing to consider is obviously the machine’s resistance: how many meters can it be immersed, and how resistant is it. In this regard, the Nikon Coolpix W100 has good features that are worth a high score. The camera responds to the IP68 standard, so it can withstand underwater at a maximum depth of 10 m per hour, and is completely sealed against dust and sand.

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Nikon have a camera with great potential here

With a camera that works at a depth of 10 meters and can shoot over 13 megapixels, there are great opportunities for extra fun in the swimming pool, on the beach or in the ocean. But this is a camera for the younger audience; as the new Nikon camera, does not appeal to divers or sports enthusiasts. According to Nikon, much has been invested in user-friendliness, and the camera therefore have a special menu easy for children to navigate.

In addition to the camera’s waterproofness, it is robust enough to handle a fall from up to 1.8 meters in height. The camera can also handle temperatures down to -10 degrees, so the camera can also be a good company when hitting in the ski slope. Images can be transferred wirelessly with Bluetooth to a mobile or tablet, and video is recorded in HD quality.

Not the best, but certainly great

Then, of course, you must ensure that the photographic quality offered by an underwater camera is satisfactory. In this, the Nikon Coolpix W100 demonstrates discrete features, albeit far from the standards of the best models. It’s about an 7 on a scale of 10, when it comes to capturing quality.

By using the camera, it is always important to note how flexible it is and how easy it is to use. Also in this field, the Nikon Coolpix W100 is considered to be a good underwater camera, both because its use is very simple and because it has a fairly versatile degree.

In addition to all the basic functions, the camera have a  fully automatic shutter mode where we only have to press the shutter button and the camera chooses the ideal settings for the image itself. There are 8 other modes that we can select by hand.

 

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Subnautica – A great game for the underwater-explorer

The concept behind Subnautica to gather raw materials to build bigger and more exciting things. This is more or less a standard in this genre of today. But the thing is that the world in Subnautica is so atmospheric, swimming in the depths and experiencing the darkness of a sunlit Mediterranean designs, while being replaced with very dark neon sparkling-designs underwater, is absolutely amazing . The strength of the game is the design that has been screwed with quite a bit. Certainly it has that Pixar-esque design with its own style, but the game still manages to find its own unique identity.

For Subnautica to be an beta-build with quite a little content, there is much to be found here. I have not encountered crashes or any bigger bugs. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to try the game on the highest settings; so maybe some problems will arise then. I chose between this game and another survival game named the Forest (which I intend to pick up later) and feel that there is huge potential, and I am already struck by the amount of things that exist in this magical world. I love games where it really feels like you’re entering a world, the concept, the story or the premise. There is actually a VR-version of Subnautica available as well. Exiting times indeed!

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The Big Blue

Many have already written pre-reviews on Subnautica, which to some extent also illustrates the empty market of games based on underwater exploration. Something we only have a few games circling around. Although this game have a Robinson Crusoe kind of premise, it proves that there is a lot of potential for other developers to explore. And I hope Subnautica continues to grow bigger and more contentious and eventually become a great experience when released fully.

Something magical with underwater-games

Ever since pre-school, when I first played a game with an underwater theme, I have found that there is something very mysterious about this genre. That game was Ecco The Dolphin for the Sega Genesis, and it was more of a labyrinth where sharks and caves were found. Since then, a number of games have been created where the environment underwater has been a focus, ranging from U-boat-games to dive and shark-games. Because of my love of underwater-games, i’we had my eyes and  ears on this well-received Early Access game – for quite some time!

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Decorated Polystyrene Resin for Aquariums

The most beautiful of aquarium decorations is undoubtedly the one that gives the most impression of observing a biotope environment closest to its natural state. For this, we strive to conceal all electrical equipment behind plants, stones or other roots.

What is to be viewed from the bottom of the water through which one sees the plaster of the wall is different from time to time. Of course, there are the posters representing a background nature, but we do not really let ourselves be taken serious, although the latter still arranges quite a lot the aesthetic appearance.

On the other hand, we all dreamed of admiring fabulous resin decorations, telling us that their price was inaccessible and that their manufacture remained very tedious. Well no. On the contrary, it is very simple. The only problem is that it takes time and needs to be rigorous. But I assure you that this little work is worth the effort to invest, because the result is really up to the task.

As for the cost, the manufacture of the decor of my 200 liter tank on two of its sides has returned to me less than 30 €.

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DESCRIPTION OF THE SYSTEM

Equipment to be used:

– Extruded polystyrene (this is the one used for insulation).
– Epoxy resin … Personally, I use the R123 from Soloplast supplied with its hardener.
– Gloves (because the resin burns the fingers).
– Various dyes, foodstuffs or not.
– Sand of different granulometries (the sand of construction site is very suitable).
– Brushes cheap, because these will be unusable after use.
– Various cutting tools: cutters; Knives of different sizes, with and without teeth; limes …
– A thermal stripper, very practical for finishes, but not mandatory.
– Aquarophilic silicone.

The realization of the system:

First, measure the inside of the aquarium that will be destined to receive the decoration. If the tank has an internal decantation as was my case, it is the ideal opportunity for it to be hidden. I had opted to move it and make another PMMA that would have a shape more suited to the tank, and that would blend perfectly into the decor.

Before attacking, we must ask ourselves the question of the biotope that we want to achieve. It will be necessary to choose the thickness of the polystyrene according to this. A thickness of 4 cm is sufficient for a planted trough. On the other hand, a thickness of 10 cm may be better suited to an African cichlid or reef tank.

Once these different measures have been taken, all that remains is to cut the polystyrene block to the size of the aquarium, taking care to remove 1 cm on each length so that the block can then keep play when it is inserted In the tank.

The shaping of the decoration will begin now, with the sculpture of polystyrene. This phase is the longest and most tedious of the realization. Thus, before attacking, one must determine the form that the decoration must have. A rocky decoration will be different from a shore of earth … The sculpture must respect natural forms; For this, it is better to draw the different cuts to be made with a marker, so as to have an aproximative idea of the final result. To sculpt, any sharp object will be useful, and one must not be afraid to carve in depth so that the tortuous aspect is really highlighted.

Once this work has been completed, it is necessary to pass a slight stroke of the thermal stripper, so as to tighten the polystyrene balls and form a hard crust. It is necessary to take care with softness not to dig too much the polystyrene which melts very quickly under the effect of the heat.

The next step is to coat all sides of the epoxy resin decor. Polystyrene tends to release toxic solvents (styrene) in contact with water. This is why it must be coated with resin, even on the faces that will be glued to the glass of the aquarium.

The resin must be mixed with dye to achieve a natural effect. Here again, the color will be determined according to the expected result. I used earth from Siena and gray to get a “shoreline” effect. In addition, the use of dye makes it possible to see where one has passed and thus to avoid any lack. All that remains is to apply the resin to the decoration. Better to make small amounts of mixture because the resin dries relatively quickly.

Then comes the time of sanding. It is aesthetically interesting to use sand of various granulometries: this gives a more natural effect. For my part, I used construction sand.