Find Real Creatures beind Finding Dory

I am a huge fan of Pixar Animation Studios and its latest release Finding Dory stole my heart. But what impressed me the most was the animation done by the animators that hold perfect resemblance of the sea creatures . Lets see their actual look and facts regarding them- DorY Collage

Dory is a Regal Tang Fish

The aunt who forgets everything does forget !!! It actually have a short memory span and is also known as Hippo Tang.

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Nemo is a Clownfish

All clown-fishes are born male by default. Only one female clownfish dominates the group. If she happens to die, the largest male turns himself to female. This change is irreversible.They live in a symbiotic relationship whit sea anemone and are immune to their poison.

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Hank Sectopus is Pacific Red Octopus

The pacific red octopus actually hold great IQ , it can open jars, mimic other octopuses and solve puzzles. As shown in movie, it can almost blend into any surroundings due the changing pigment in its skin.

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Destiny is Shark Whale

It is the largest fish and is almost size of a school bus! Unlike other sharks, it is very calm and docile and sometimes allows the divers to hitch a ride. ( Surely I want to be its hitchhiker)

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Bailley is a Beluga Whale

Beluga whale is also know as white whale and they use SONAR technology ( echolocation) .It is highly sociable and is found in Arctic region. Its head is called melon which specializes in auditory senses.

Hope you enjoyed these striking resemblances and little facts. Most of the creatures shown above are endangered so lets do our small part to save Mother Earth.

 

 

Photo courtesy – National Geographic, Pixar Animation Studios and others.

How is the ring around Sun or Moon formed?

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The clear night skies are often mesmerizing. They have served as inspiration for many poets .The ring formed around it has its own story roo. The ring is the spectrum of seven colors.
Its called the halo.
These are caused by the cirrus clouds.( the clouds which are found at the highest altitude in the atmosphere, 20k feet abv).These clouds have millions of ice crystals so they split light by refraction and reflection. They are visible for both sun as well as the moon.
In olden days citing of halo  considered as harbinger of rain,from there itself ‘ring around the moon’ phrase was started meaning it is about to rain soon. Fun fact is that halo appear in clear sky but they are actually caused by clouds high above ( which are alomst invisible to us)..

What is the Golden ratio?

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0,1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13…..

If you have read The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown you would remember that this is a Fibonacci series. But what is actually common in Fibonacci series and your fingers or the tree branches or the sunflower ? Well, it the Golden Ratio!!!

Lets first understand this ratio. Consider a line, and divide into two parts such that the shorter length is that times of the larger length, as the larger length is to the whole line i.e the ratio of the shorter length to the larger length is equal to the ratio of the larger length to the whole line.

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This ratio is equal to 1.618 . And this ratio is also called as the Golden Ratio or the  Divine Proportion or the Golden Number. It is denoted by Greek letter Phi  [φ].

Strikingly, this ratio is also followed in human body. The ratio of your fingers, legs and even features of your face. The nature holds symmetry even what appears to us the most asymmetric. The growth of the branches, the arrangement of seeds in beautiful sunflower, the spirals of sea shell ( The Nautilus ), the converges of mighty hurricane and the galaxies etc are just few example to be noted.

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Mathematically, phi is an irrational number just like his more famous relative pi. That means that phi can’t be denoted in fractional form. Here are few interesting calculations related to phi.

1/phi= phi -1

phi2=phi+1

Also try it, 1.618 x 1.618 = 2.168. None of the other numbers holds such a beauty .

When Golden Ratio is followed in architectural landmarks such as

The Great Pyramids of Egypt

The Parthenon

Notre Dame Cathedral

Famous philosopher, scientist and artist Leonardo Da Vinci quite subtly embraced the beauty of the phi in his paintings Mona Lisa and The Last Supper .

The 17th century violinist Antonio Stradivari discovered that the 1st, 3rd , 5th and 8th (octave) numbers have a harmonious relationship.

A rational question arises in mind though, how is the Fibonacci series and the Golden Ration related?

The answer lies in the quotient

By dividing each of the successive term to the preceding term, the ratio remains close to 1.6.Lets check out –

5/3=1.666

8/5=1.600

13/8=1.625

21/13=1.615

34/21=1.619 and so on

 

Now you see the magic of this amazing number. Plotting the Fibonacci series number on a special graph, the Golden Spiral  is obtained , which is followed in all the above mentioned spirals.

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So you see, even the nature follows an intricate design in which all of us are carefully embroidered to form a beautiful masterpiece called the life. Look closely , and you would find it almost everywhere.