Top Ten Ocean Phenomena

The ocean is a mysterious place, a place where many strange things happen. Here are some strange things that happened in the ocean that you won't believe are real!

The Top Ten

1 Milky Sea Phenomenon

It's a phenomenon where large water areas appear to glow brightly. It glows bright enough to be seen by satellites orbiting Earth! - FireWasp2004

2 Sea of Stars Sea of Stars

This stunning phenomenon is caused by a type of phytoplankton called dinoflagellates, which are bioluminescent. This phenomenon is most beautiful at night! - FireWasp2004

3 Red Tide Red Tide

A beautiful phenomenon where water turns vivid red caused by algal blooms. However, don't get fooled by the beauty of this phenomenon. This phenomenon is dangerous. The algal bloom can grow so exponentially that they produce toxic chemicals which are harmful to marine creatures and us - FireWasp2004

4 Frost Flowers Frost Flowers

Frost Flowers are formed on young sea ices in cold temperatures. A single Frost Flower usually grow around 4cm in diameter, and has very high salt content - FireWasp2004

5 Striped Icebergs

A phenomenon where icebergs have beautiful stripe patterns. The stripes can be blue, green, yellow, or brown (blue stripes being the most common) depending on the condition - FireWasp2004

6 Convergent of Baltic and North Seas

This occurs in the province of Skagen, Denmark. Because the 2 seas have different density rates, the sea waters remain separate - FireWasp2004

7 Brinicle

This phenomenon is caused when water rich in salt leaks out of sea ice. It will then produce a sink into the sea. A Brinicle looks like a strange yet beautiful crystal figure under the sea. However, like the Red Tide, this phenomenon is dangerous to marine creatures - FireWasp2004

8 Underwater Crop Circles

Hmm...crop circles? Underwater? Did a UFO just landed on the ocean floor? No, this strange phenomenon was made by male pufferfish in attempt to attract mates! - FireWasp2004

9 Green Flashes

This phenomenon happens at right before sunset or right after sunrise. It only lasts for 1 or 2 seconds before disappearing! - FireWasp2004

10 Rogue Waves

Unlike normal waves, which give some warnings before striking, rogue waves just appear out of nowhere unexpectedly and strike everything in their way. They're also massive and highly dangerous - FireWasp2004

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