Perfect Underwater Crop Circles…


created by a fish!

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“Crop circles” that kept inexplicably popping up in random underwater areas as mysteriously as their counterpart land circles had scientists puzzled. These six foot wide circles found on the Japan seabed were a minor attraction for photographers, ¬†scientists, and curious visitors who thought they were man-made. Now, underwater photographer Yoji Ookata with the help of an NHK film crew has solved the mystery. The mysterious artists turns out to be tiny male pufferfish, who create these unique designs in order to attract females with similar artistic taste. After they mate, the circle is used to keep the eggs from drifting away. Because of the swirling design, no water current in the area can wash the eggs away.

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(via Laughing Squid)

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