Collection of interesting things found on random beaches around the world. Some of these finds leave of so confused.
A massive mass of water that covers 71% of the planet, the oceans are home to countless marine species and contain all sorts of things we don’t even know yet. The items that wash up on shore provide clues to what lies beyond the deepest that we can reach. Finding interesting beach things has even become a hobby for some individuals.
Like anyone who is a non-official explorer of the deep sea, these people simply walk along a beach. Beaches are fun, anyway. When you keep your eyes open most of the time, you can actually see more than meets the eye.
These interesting beach things, which you can call treasures, can be washed up by accident or deliberately thrown by people. You can read on and keep scrolling to get a better idea of how these treasures look like, and see if you want to join in the hobby!
David Attenbourgh introduces BBC’s documentary Blue Planet II with a curious fascination.
“Hidden beneath the waves, there are creatures beyond our imagination.”
Yes, that’s true. The oceans are the least explored of all the places on Earth. Each new year brings new species discovered in deep water. They have an unusual alien look to them, which makes us doubt if they’re real.
There are currently at least 242,000 species represented in the World Register of Marine Species. There are 2000 new names added to the registry each year. Could there possibly be so much more that we are unaware of? In fact, scientists estimate we have yet to discover 300,000 to more than 10 million sea creatures.
Fascinating Things Found On A Beach
What I Found At A Local Dog Beach
An incredibly clean-looking sandcastle
A dried seaweed piece stuck in sand drew circles as it was rotated by the wind
Even if some creatures have escaped our contact so far, there is no escape from our impact. According to a study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, every single amphipod captured in the Mariana Trench, the world’s deepest point, had at least one plastic fiber in its stomach.
Plastic is produced every second at a rate of 10 tons, and approximately 5 million to 14 million tons of plastic make their way into the oceans every year. Even on the world’s most remote and faraway islands, such as the otherwise pristine Galapagos Islands, a lot of it ishes up on the beaches.
There are 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating on the surface of the ocean, often in small pieces that are easily consumed by albatrosses, sea turtles, plankton, fish, and whales. These pieces, however, sink to the bottom of the sea and eventually fall on unknown creatures living there.
Beachcombing is a popular pastime that involves searching beaches for flotsam and jetsam that wash ashore from the sea.
Many beachcombers who are more serious may be found scouring the beaches with metal detectors, hoping to come across an ancient shipwreck or some remnants of history or war.
There is a lot of trash found, however. I think it’s still a great hobby!
Wellington, New Zealand, Gets Hit By Giant Squid
You should be aware that local laws regarding what you can take from the beach will vary if you decide to go beachcombing. Generally, you can’t take animals or plants away from the shore, although a few seashells are fine.
A woman near Hamburg, Germany, 41, also was exposed to hazardous materials. A beach object was picked up by her mistaken for amber. Her jacket pocket combusted when she put it in and laid it down. White phosphorus from an incendiary bomb from the second world war was the object.
Would your local beach be affected by a shipwreck if the goods werehed up? Can you take it now? The MSC Napoli, a cargo ship deliberately beached off England’s south coast in 2007, was among the most famous recent examples.
Residents were excited to see about 100 containers wash up on shore after falling from the ship.
Found Washed Up On Dillon Beach, California USA
Found Thousands Of Snow Balls Floating In The Water on beach
P-38 Found On Welsh Beach
Finding A Stranded Puffer Fish