Less than 10% of the ocean has been explored. For more information see: https://reddark.untone.uk/
Pictures and videos, fiction or real, related to the deep dark water that make us really uncomfortable.
thalassophobia - fear of being in large bodies of water, fear of the vast emptiness of the sea, of sea waves, and fear of distance from land
megalohydrothalassophobia - fear of large things in the water
We have both!
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2. Restrictions on sea life
Sea life is permissible as long as it isn't the main focus of the content. Generally speaking, you should not post pictures with sea life as the main focus. A shark swimming calmly next to a diver is not a suitable post for this sub, neither is a shark having a seal for lunch. If it is the main focus, it also has to emerge unexpectedly from nothing. Absolutely NO dubbed in noises (this usually applies to whales).
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Fishing vessels capsizing, boats taking on water, helicopter rescues in freezing deep water, rescue swimmers jumping out of helicopters into choppy ocean. It has it all.
I recommend the Alaska and Cape Disappointment seasons for the most thalassophobic viewing tension.
Most episodes are on this YT playlist.
Haven’t seen the movie, this’ll be a hard pass for me lol
-14 Celsius or around 7 Fahrenheit that day 🥶
My local reservoir has a town submerged underneath it. A school, shops and even a cemetery. Once the dam was built they just flooded it and left the town in the depths (I believe due to it being too expensive to demolish and remove at the time). Very spooky, you can even Kayak over the town, extremely hard to see anything but the fact it is all underneath you is super freaky to me.
Here’s a link if your interested. Not a lot of info online but in person there is heaps of info panels around the trail https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Valley_Reservoir
Saw this in r/coolguides and it triggered my thalassophobia big time. I know it’s the Great Lakes and not the ocean.. but effectively the same thing!
I've only read the first few chapters but the art is great and I know people here will enjoy it.
This dense brine descends toward the ocean floor, creating an underwater icicle. As it descends, the brinicle freezes surrounding seawater, trapping organisms and forming a path of ice. The term “the finger of death” is used due to its ability to freeze everything in its immediate vicinity, creating a unique and sometimes hazardous underwater phenomenon.