18 August 2013
Seabed patterned circles
Discovered here, at a depth of 80 feet off an island in the Japanese archipelago, these elaborate circles have been attributed to the work of a small puffer fish, whose activity is shown in this video:
Enhanced mating and reproductive success is one explanation, but one can't overlook the fact that this amazingly detailed circle has 27 segments - a perfect cube, and a number that is present in pi as a self-locating string (i.e. at the 27th place after the decimal), and is the number of books in the New Testament, and the number of bones in the human hand. As a famous person once said "you can't explain that."
Via the first blog I ever followed - Gerald Vlemming's The Presurfer.