Archive for September, 2012
The crop circle aliens have got bored of Somerset and have moved to underwater Japan.
Japanese photographer Yoji Ookata found these rippling geometric sand patterns nearly six feet in diameter and almost 80 feet below sea level, near Amami Oshima at the southern tip of the country:
It turned out that the artist wasn’t some scrumpied-up West Country farmer, but in fact a small puffer fish only a few inches in length, using a single fin.
It swims tirelessly through the day and night to create these vast organic sculptures, which are created to attract the ladyez. The more ridges, the greater the chance of finding a mate. Once the female fish has made it to the middle of the structure, she finds the male fish waiting, and the pair eventually lay eggs at the circle’s center, the grooves later acting as a natural buffer to ocean currents, protecting the delicate offspring.
It always comes down to sex doesn’t it…