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Tsunamis are absolutely mortifying. There's something hard wired into our DNA that basically just trembles in fear whenever you see one in action. The sheer power of those tsunamis is at once humbling and traumatizing. We're just grateful that these guys were able to get out of that intense situation safely. 

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Tumblr Thread: Sea Urchins Wearing Mini Hats Is Everything

Thank you to the ever mystifying realm that is the Tumblr world. Did you wake up today thinking that you'd discover sea urchins have in fact been known to rock mini hats? No, no probably not. But here we are. That last bit at the end of the thread about how different sea urchins would try on the hats is a wonderfully wholesome little twist as well. 

A funny Tumblr thread about people outfitting their sea urchins in mini hats.
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Those Sunfishes are something else, man. They look like they're literally not of this dimension. Or like some aliens just dropped them off on planet earth to see how they'd fare. Also, can we take a moment of appreciation for the awesome amount of chill that sunfishes have. 

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So, apparently these Sixgill sharks can get up to 11-14 feet. Reports also indicate that they're generally harmless (unless they see camera flashes), like to chill out in the deep depths, and are known to hang out closer to the surface at nighttime. So basically, if you're a diver who likes to go for night dives in the Puget Sound, you might come across one of these behemoths. 

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Tumblr Thread On Baby Oarfish Escalates Quickly

So, maybe getting out of the ocean was a very bright idea after all. What starts as a seemingly innocent little Tumblr thread on the baby oarfish ends up escalating into a series of insights about just how monstrously big the oarfish can end up being. I honestly just wonder what Pokémon was inspired by this bad boy. If you're looking for another interesting read from the wonderful wandering minds of Tumblr, check out this thread about Hollywood's toxic beauty standards

An informative Tumblr thread on baby oarfish escalates very quickly. | mischief7manager digitalrabbit asked: Hey heard giving out anxiety, can have 1 anxiety please? biggest-gaudiest-patronuses answered: yes, here is baby oarfish
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Despite what some folks might think, it ain't all livin easy vibes out in the surfing world. Sometimes you encounter terribly toxic, territorial pieces of work like this dude who went off on a poor 16-year-old homie just trying to catch some waves out in Tamarin Bay

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One of the main pitfalls of whale watching is that there's no guarantee that you'll actually see a whale (or so we've heard from more cultured people who have time to go on boats). This whale seems to have heard that this crew needed some whale shots so it showed up right on cue.

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Girl Discovers Shark On Beach, Throws It Back Into Ocean

Sometimes, you're out walking the beach under lonesome moonlight, when suddenly you see a four foot shark stuck in the sand. From there, most people would probably steer very clear of such a scene, but thus was not the case for this fearless warrior. No, she cooly grabbed that shark and ended up yeeting/tossing him back into the ocean from whence he came. That should be a whole lot of good karma points for her. 

Girl finds shark on the beach, and then yeets it back into the ocean | love going walks at night, especially there's clear sky, so age sixteen, would go few miles up beach around midnight most nights. One night, while still about mile our house saw something rolling surf s either plastic bag caught on log thought Or four foot shark jogged over not plastic bag caught on log shark moving and didn't appear be hurt, but caught water only an inch or so deep, being pushed higher with every wave by
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You've got to love that childlike enthusiasm that erupts from this research vessel as soon as they encounter the behemoth of a sperm whale. This particular rare encounter took place 1,962ft below the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana.

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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.

A funny Tumblr thread about how insane octopi are | tilthat TIL Marine biologists are claiming there is rare instance non-human warfare happening between octopuses waters off coast Australia octopuses are fighting large groups over territory and even using projectiles such as seashells spit at enemies. via reddit.com pain-and-missouri Octopi are intense bransrath prefer octopedes celticpyro “Animals don't go war because they're cinnamon rolls unlike ebil humans uwu" Check-fucking-mate Linda,
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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 | gozba 7h dolphin swimming with sponge his mouth crew member with asked if knew why dolphin has sponge his mouth didn't know course. He said because dolphins have no hands.
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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.