Notes for Ocean Hazards of the World:
- In the Ocean there can be many hazards out there. Jelly Fish, Rip Currents, and Tsunamis are the most deadliest yet. Let's see how:
- The Box Jelly Fish is the most dangerous jellyfish in the sea
- They are mostly known in the Great Barrier Reef, where the habitat is shared
- One way you can get stung by the Box Jellyfish is by weather patterns.
- Weather pattern can move jelly fish around
- If it is windy and stormy, it blows the jelly fish closer to shore. Also, the stormy weather can make the waves big and it can push the jelly fish closer.
- If it is warm, then the jelly fish go there where they can nourish themselves in the heat
- The Irukandji Jellyfish inhabits waters of Australia. This is a deadly jellyfish, which is only 2.5 centimeters (with bell and tentacles) in diameter, which makes it difficult to spot.
- The Irukandji is believed to be the most venomous creature in the world
- The term Irukandji refers to an Australian Aboriginal tribe that inhabited the Palm Cove region of northern Queensland where the Irukandji syndrome, produced by the irukandji stings poison, occurs most often.
- Every year the Australian hospitals treat millions of people with Irukandji syndrome.
Pictures of the Jellyfish attacks:
Box Jellyfish Attack
- A rip current is a force that drowns people when they are in it
- No matter how professional you can be, everyone is helpless to a rip current
- When you are in one, you don't really notice it until you try to swim back to shore and you notice you can't.
- When you notice it you use all of your might and energy to swim back, then you tire out and start sinking to the bottom, only hoping someone see's you and helps you.
- A rip current starts in shallow water, scientists call it ''Surf Zone Physics''
- Next is ''Underwater Topography''
- This next step is when waves find paths of deeper spots where waves break less
- The deeper the channel the faster the current and the harder to get out of
- When in a rip current, swim sideways, away from the rip current
- A tsunami is a deadly wave that can grow up to 50 feet and has speed faster than jets
- It can swipe everything in it's path with no mercy
- The deeper the ocean, the faster the wave
- In 2004 a tsunami happened
- It started when a undersea earthquake happened in Puckett
- The Burma and Indian plate crashed with so much pressure it snapped
- The plates went up 750 miles far and up 30 feet
- "Ocean Wave Physics" is next
- The it's the ''Sea Floor Topography" after- that is the shape of the ocean floor
- A Tsunami can happen when volcanoes, asteroids, and landslides occur.