Son, it could’ve been SEA ALIENS! But nah, turns out there’s a bunch of fish who create these nifty little sand designs so they can get their fishscale kama sutra on! NOT MAD!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says only about 5 percent of the world’s oceans have been explored, so it’s no wonder Ookata was the first person to come upon the stunning underwater “crop circles” shown in the video below. Later, it was discovered that a small puffer fish swims along the sandy bottom day and night to create these circles meant to attract a female fish to mate. Scientists found that the more ridges contained within the circle, the more likely two fish were to mate. Puffer fish eggs are then laid in the ridges of these circles, which protect the delicate eggs from ocean currents. Check out a slideshow of these phenomena in the video below.

That first sentence really bugs me out though. Only 5 percent of the world’s oceans have been explored. I’m sayin, fuck Mars, why don’t we try to capitalize on these potential aquatic lost city of Atlantis real estate joints. I wouldn’t mind if my neighbor was a whale or a funny eel. Just don’t try to park on my kelp lawn.

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