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Title: Science and giant "timingila" fish

User: Igor     Date: 2007-01-25 11:31:19


Nityananda Gauranga Hare Krishna

In Bhagavatam it is said


"The fish, sharks, tortoises and snakes were most agitated and perturbed. The entire ocean became turbulent, and even the large aquatic animals like whales, water elephants, crocodiles and timingila fish  came to the surface."Shrimad-Bhagavatam 8. 7. 18:


Recently scientist became puzzled with new discoveries in deep sea!



"LONDON, England -- Scientists have revealed a mysterious recording that they say could be the sound of a giant beast lurking in the depths of the ocean.


Researchers have nicknamed the strange unidentified sound picked up by undersea microphones "Bloop. "


While it bears the varying frequency hallmark of marine animals, it is far more powerful than the calls made by any creature known on Earth, Britain's New Scientist reported on Thursday.


It is too big for a whale and one theory is that it is a deep sea monster, possibly a many-tentacled giant squid.


The frequency of the sound meant it had to be much louder than any recognized animal noise, including that produced by the largest whales.


The largest dead squid on record measured about 60ft including the length of its tentacles, but no one knows how big the creatures might grow.


For years sailors have told tales of monsters of the deep including the huge, many-tentacled kraken that could reach as high as a ship's mainmast and sink the biggest ships.


However Phil Lobel, a marine biologist at Boston University, Massachusetts, doubts that giant squid are the source of Bloop.


The system picking up Bloop and other strange noises from the deep is a military relic of the Cold War.



The listening stations lie hundreds of yards below the ocean surface, at a depth where sound waves become trapped in a layer of water known as the "deep sound channel".


Here temperature and pressure cause sound waves to keep traveling without being scattered by the ocean surface or bottom.


Most of the sounds detected obviously emanate from whales, ships or earthquakes, but some very low frequency noises have proved baffling.


"The sound waves are almost like voice prints. You're able to look at the characteristics of the sound and say: 'There's a blue whale, there's a fin whale, there's a boat, there's a humpback whale and here comes and earthquake," he says.


But some sounds remain a mystery he says. Like Bloop -- monster of the deep?"