Portuguese Man O’ War (Physalia) | The Floating Terror

Portuguese Man O’ War

Overview the Portuguese man o’ war also known by its binomial name Physalia physalis. It is usually mistaken for a jellyfish, but it actually belongs to a species of siphonophore, a group of animals that are closely related to jellyfish. The name Portuguese man o’ war springs from the uppermost popular polyp, a gas filled … Read more

The Lighthouse of Alexandria

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Waters could easily  turn hostile, weather could become treacherous, deadly submerged rocks could easily tear through the ship’s hull. Navigational aids did not exist at that time. By day marines followed visible land marks by night they relied on the stars. what sailors feared most was the flat and undistinguished coast line of northern Egypt . Perilous … Read more

Giant Crystal Caves Of Naica, Mexico

Buried a thousand feet (300 meters) below the earth’s surface, lies a chamber that is home to one of the most magnificent geological discoveries of all time the giant crystal caves of naica. These spectacular crystal formations have been entombed in water in this cave for hundreds and thousands of years, until it was accidentally … Read more