Sharm El-Sheikh, EGYPT: A sea Turtle ( Eretmochelis imbricata ) swims with scuba divers in the depth of Ras Mohammed protection area near Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, 06 July 2005. One of the most thrilling underwater encounters is that with a turtle. In nature they have few enemies, limited to a few sharks, like the tiger shark, which is able to break their shell with its extremely strong jaws. Man, on the other hand, has always hunted turtles relentlessly for their meat, carapace and oil, which is used in cosmetics as ingredients for creams and medicine to cure lung troubles. They have been hunted to such an extent that today they are considered an endangered species and in serious danger of extinction. In the Red Sea there are several species of the sea turtle, among which the more common are the Green Turtle and the Imbricated Turtle. The Red Sea , enclosed by 2000 kilometres of coast line in between the Arabic peninsula and the African continent, is one of the most fascinating natural environments of the world. Its waters are populated by an incredible variety of beautiful fish, shell fish, coral reefs and invertenrates, many of which are endemic and live only in this environment. AFP PHOTO / TARIK TINAZAY (Photo credit should read TARIK TINAZAY/AFP/Getty Images)
Water, water, all around us, and yet 95 percent of it is still unexplored. The ocean runs six miles deep, and we’ve seen little of it thus far. Did you know that scientists estimate two-thirds of ocean life is still unknown to us?
Let’s dive in and explore
As you can see, you don’t need to go far to discover the beauty of the ocean.
But let’s go deeper
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s deep-sea explorations have resulted in the discovery of many strange and interesting species previously unseen. Scientists sent rovers three miles undersea, and dubbed the series of images captured “Aliens From The Deep.”
But there are plenty of familiar faces in the sea as well
And who doesn’t love looking at Jellies?
Or other colorful things
And even if you have no plans to go diving, the sea is beautiful from above as well