It always amazes me how many non-swimmers (or even swimmers) have a seemingly visceral fear of even the idea of swimming over deep water, swimming in the dark or imagining themselves over a deep section of sea with potential movement under them. Here’s a provisional list of relevant fears. I’ve excluded basic fear of water, it seems inappropriate for open water swimmers. Autophobia is a fear of being alone. One of the aspects I most like about open water swimming is being alone, away from people and even from land)
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The barracuda (though divers claim its ferocious reputation is undeserved), moray eels, octopuses, and sharp-spined sea urchins can be dangerous to swimmers. The Portuguese man-of-war has tentacles up to 50 feet long with specialized cells that produce painful stings and welts on contact by swimmers. Sting rays, toadfish, catfish, and jellyfish can inflict damage on swimmers and waders. Certain coral-reef organisms are to be avoided by divers.
Swimmers who are caught in a rip current and who do not understand what is going on, and who may not have the necessary water skills, may panic, or exhaust themselves by trying to swim directly against the flow of water. Because of these factors, rips are the leading cause of rescues by lifeguards at beaches, and rips are the cause of an average of 46 deaths by drowning per year in the United States Although rip tide is a misnomer, in areas of significant tidal range, rip currents may only occur at certain stages of the tide, when the water is shallow enough to cause the waves to break over a sand bar, but deep enough for the broken wave to flow over the bar.
A group of 28 swimmers swam across its salty waters to raise awareness of the issue. The waters are full of therapeutic minerals, but are toxic to ingest. The Dead Sea is world-renowned for its extreme saltiness. Tourists from all over the globe flock to its shores to rub its mineral-rich mud on their skin and float in its buoyant water. But the Dead Sea has receded 80 feet in the past 30 years, and environmentalists are concerned that it might not be around much longer
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The deep sea has some mysterious creatures. Next up, we have the " colorful kings of the ocean floor," less dramatically known as the squat lobster. According to the Aquarium of the Pacific, Pleuroncodes monodon are found on seafloors around the world near seamounts, canyons, and hydrothermal vents.
Graveyard Shift 20 Deep Sea Creatures That'll Scare You Away From The Ocean. List Rules Vote up the creepiest mugs lurking beneath the waves. Whether they’re bottom-dwellers or deep sea swimmers, many of these freaky fish have looks that only a mother fish could love. The Super Scary Fanfin Seadevil. Though the creepy looking "Fanfin Seadevil" has a terrifying appearance, it's also almost completely black, which makes it very hard to spot in the deep waters of the ocean.