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According to Marine Bio, 50-80% of all life on earth is found beneath the ocean’s surface – and less than 10% of the depths have been explored by humans. Although this is still speculation, scientists have “long believed that organisms and chemical compounds found in the oceans’ depths could help them solve many medical mysteries.” More specifically, the patterns of bioluminescence and human brain activity intrigue neuroscientists. http://www.splashcam.com/how-will-underwater-cameras-evolve-as-diving-suits-do/

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95% of Earth’s living space exists below the ocean’s surface, going deeply enough to cover 20 Washington Monuments (stacked one upon the other) with water. The Census of Marine Life spent ten years trying to figure out what lives in the vastness of the ocean, a “herculean task.” Scientists from more than 80 nations have been documenting the “diversity, distribution, and abundance of life in the oceans—past, present, and future.” http://www.splashcam.com/underwater-cameras-capture-mysteries-of-the-deep-sea/
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In 1995, the Smithsonian Institute was given a collection of eastern Pacific squids, but one of them just didn’t look like the others. In fact, it didn’t fit within any known family of squids. Features included: “wide fins that looked almost like elephant ears” and “skinny arms that had been severed a few inches below the squid’s mantle.” This squid provided clues that led to the identification of a whole new family of squids: the Magnapinnidae, or bigfin squids. http://www.splashcam.com/underwater-video-cameras-helping-to-solve-a-mystery/
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The green turtle is seen the most often in the waters surrounding Hawaii, named after the color of their body fat; adult green turtle shells are dark with olive or green flecks. As a full grown adult, this turtle weighs at least 200 pounds. They feed off of limu, the algae growing on coral reefs and rocks, and migrate hundreds of miles to mate every 2-5 years at the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. http://www.splashcam.com/excellent-places-to-use-underwater-video-cameras/
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We recently read an article that summarized ten amazing underwater discoveries. One example includes a 5th century shipwreck (the Hanneke Wrome) just south of Finland’s island of Jussarö, with the ship said to have carried 10,000 gold coins – the equivalent of 50 million pounds in today’s British currency. Divers were able to see three reasonably well-preserved sections of the ship: the keel, mast and anchor, although the anchor is fragile. Artifacts recovered so far include “a barrel lid, roof tile pieces, and an unidentified lead object.” Any gold? Not yet. http://www.splashcam.com/underwater-marine-cameras-provide-insights-into-the-past/
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Numerous educational facilities, researchers and more use our products, which we love, because we were founded with the vision of producing durable and affordable solutions for exploring the marine environment. Our goal is to help reveal the mysteries of the deep and spark the imagination. Although we reside on land, we should make an effort to understand all surrounding life, and our hope is that our products will inspire people to explore and reveal the beauty and mystery that exists beneath us. http://www.splashcam.com/does-this-tempt-you-to-try-a-marine-video-camera/
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•On February 27, one of the “most significant shipwrecks” from the Civil War era was discovered: a blockade runner steamer that’s still almost entirely intact. Blockade runners were important to the Confederate cause, because they were fast vessels that could outrun Union war fleets that were attempting to block the Confederates from overseas trade (important to their economy). http://www.splashcam.com/looks-like-underwater-video-cameras-will-be-needed/
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According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, approximately 71% of our planet is water – and an in-depth 2012 study estimates that 700,000 to one million species live in our oceans, with one-third to two-thirds not yet named or even described. This means there are literally hundreds of thousands of marine life species waiting for someone to capture them on video and share them with the world. Here are some more recent species captured by underwater video cameras that, while not newly discovered, have been shown in a whole new way. http://www.splashcam.com/in-depth-look-at-underwater-video-cameras-history-and-uses/

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Cave divers have located Ancient Mayan relics in an underwater cave dubbed the Blind Fish Cave near the island of Cozumel off the Yucatan Peninsula. Artifacts include pots and bowls, alongside the shells and bones. Because the Ancient Mayans believed that deep waters were the portal to the underworld, a spiritual place of life and birth, death and rebirth, it made sense that these items were part of religious sacrificial rituals. But, these items were found more than 3,500 feet – well over half a mile – from the cave entrance, making them difficult to reach even with 21st-century diving equipment. http://www.splashcam.com/underwater-cameras-reveal-incredible-ancient-mayan-artifacts/
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In uncharted waters off of Hawaii, explorers see mysterious creatures, one for the very first time. And, off of the coast of Turkey, a large “blob” was discovered, with one scientist believing it to be a giant mass of red flying squid eggs. It’s estimated that literally millions of eggs could be in this mass, with only one other example ever documented before. That was seen in 2008 in the Gulf of California, and was a 10-to-13-foot mass. http://www.splashcam.com/underwater-cameras-capture-once-in-a-lifetime-moments/
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