Phenomena

Underwater Currents

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Like the atmosphere, the ocean is constantly in motion, churned by currents that often go unnoticed by humans watching the surface. Filmmaker Julie Gautier and free diver Guillaume Néry demonstrate the power and speed of some of these underwater currents in the film above. The footage was shot in Tiputa Pass, part of an atoll northeast of Tahiti. In it, Néry serves as a human-shaped seed particle in the flow, illustrating just how swift the current is.  (Video credit: J. Gautier; via Colossal; submitted by jshoer)

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