Thursday, 29 September 2011

why do seawater taste very salty?

simply because the water contains alot of dissolved salt. Humans cannot drink seawater as it will make you ill with immediate effect. however animals that live in the sea have ways of coping with the high levels of salt

the dead sea in the middle east is 10 times saltier than in the ocean

a person can float on the surface & wont be sinking as the salty water is heavier than normal water and pushes harder against objects floating in it

a special gland above its eyes that make albatross able to consume salt water. the gland takes the extra salt from the bird's body & get rid of it in a salty liquid that drips from its nostrils

when salt water gathers in shallow ponds the water dries up, leaving large area of salt called salt pans. the salt is collected & used for cooking

preserved fish...

some of the salt in the seawater is made when rocks break down & from hot-water vents on the ocean floor

turtle have a salt gland behind their eyes. by getting rid of salt via their eyes, nostrils or tongue, turtle can live without much hassle

the jets of water are often nicknamed black smokers because they look balck. the temperature of the water reaches 400 degrees celsius. a chimney builds up around the jet, formed from minerals in the hot water (hot water come out of cracks in the sea bed)

volcanic eruptions under water also add salt to the ocean

nothing to do with salt water but the fish is salty hahaaaaaa

credits: my first ocean life encyclopedia/ flickr/ numerous data

Saturday, 24 September 2011

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: Allah, His angels and all those in Heavens and on Earth, even ants in their hills and fish in the water, call down blessings on those who instruct others in beneficial knowledge - Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 422

Día del Maestro

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: A servant of God will remain standing on the Day of Judgment until he is questioned about his (time on earth) and how he used it; about his knowledge and how he utilized it; about his wealth and from where he acquired it and in what (activities) he spent it; and about his body and how he used it - Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 148

Journée des enseignants.. Lærernes dag

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, God will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Paradise. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge. The inhabitants of the heavens and the Earth and (even) the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Prophets, and the Prophets leave (no monetary inheritance), they leave only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion - Abu-Dawood, Hadith 1631

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: Make your character good for the people - Al Muwatta, Haditn 47

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: The worst of guardians is a cruel ruler. Beware of becoming one of them - Muslim, Hadith 846

Saturday, 17 September 2011

silky skin...

sweetlip emperor

ayam laut (triggerfish), grouper

slipper.. hahahaaaa

yummy to grill..

could not stand anymore.. hahahaaaaa
been ages he aint exploring the sea

snapper species (kerisi, pasir pasir, sulit merah)
tamanong, tamban, aur aur etc

Sunday, 11 September 2011

ali & fatimah... the twins are so irresistible
to the aquatic creatures

tungkul (tuna species) hooked at takat-mail's zone

tuna is akin to the spanish word atún
from latin thunnus /greek θύννος, thynnos

Monday, 5 September 2011

only 11 to 13 km from jerudong's coastaline

indera with his cheerful mood..

kalapahan (gold spot trevally) - a tough deep fighter that always heads for obstructions on the sea bed

anduping (sweetlip emperor / trumpet emperor/ lipper / red–throat emperor) - a fast strike! followed by a series quick runs for shelter around submerged obstacles