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Strangest Things Sailors Have Seen At Sea

It's easy to forget just how massive the ocean is, and how we haven't even scratched the surface when it comes to exploring the depths of that mysterious realm. Plus, if you ever find yourself out sailing the seas, you're bound to come across some bizarre and unexplainable sights. These sailors certainly have had their share of unexpected encounters. 

A collection of the strangest things that sailors have seen out at sea.
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Tumblr Thread: Octopuses Are Clever Brain Lords

This quick and informative collection of Tumblr posts shines some light on the fascinating, slimy, intellectual behemoths that are the octopuses of this world. Basically, you better be ready for some eerie and deeply unsettling trickery if you're going to be a security guard at an aquarium that houses octopuses. And you better make sure that there are no bad shrimp in the batches that you're feeding them. 

Check out some more gold from Tumblr with this thread about customers' mythically powerful coffee orders.

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Professional Mariner Has Cool Quora Answer

It's kind of hard not to read this dude's response in the voice of an old grizzled sea captain, stinking of brine. For some other interesting nautical stuff, here are stories of the creepiest things people saw at sea. For some reason having been on the water a long time lends you a bunch of character.

Professional Mariner has cool quora answer | Quora Open App Sign open ocean, does surface ever go still like glass like lake on windless day?
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Yikes. Rip tides are normally much sneakier (and less visible) than this. 

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The Creepiest Things People Saw at Sea

A lot of people have a fear of open water, and that fear kinda makes sense. Whether it's the isolation, the exposure to the elements, or the danger of unseen wild animals, it makes sense that people, especially sailors have creepy stories of things that happened at sea.

stories of creepy things that happened at sea | 1kz_akl 3.1k points 1 day ago mate mine working on Tuna boat with came across an aeroplane emergency life jacket floating water about 200miles out at sea, east coast New Zealand
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All that shaking amounted to a glorious display of nothing. A lovely video that gets right to the point. 

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This is actually amazing. Just imagine a live video feed of the ocean if this were able to be applied? Could be some mind-blowing stuff. 

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Apparently the squid had been wounded after an encounter with a predator, and wasn't going to live long. James Taylor found it while paddling with friends in Melkbosstrand, near Cape Town. 

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The bluntnose sixgill shark is an ancient deep sea predator. Like it's been around since before most dinosaurs. They average between 3.1 to 4.2 meters (10 to 14 ft) long but can get up to 8 meters (26 ft) long. This crew of scientists got a good look at one. These group is also credited with being the first ever to tag an animal from a submarine. Look at that eye roll into the back of it's head.

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When a massive set wave almost trapped a little safety boat in the impact zone out at Jeffreys Bay, they masterfully avoided disaster and navigated the chaos safely. A true champion of the ocean right here. 

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Just in case you needed another strong reminder of why diving can be dark and full of sharp-toothed terrors. Check out this shark surprising a diver from out of nowhere! Um, no thank you. 

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25 Pun-tastic Boat Names That'll Make You Say "High Sea What You Did There"

These boat owners clearly port their heart and sail into these ones. Whoever named these were definitely fishing for attention. Like, if they've got such big brains, I'd sure like to check their capsize. Poopdeck. By the way if you wanna see some incredible dad jokes and puns, then check these out.

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The team of spicy scientists spotted this cute little stubby squid off the coast of California. I'm all about the top YouTube comment, which is that this dude's seen things he can't unsee! 

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Can't escape the fact that this us utterly fascinating. An electric square-off, indeed.