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Date: 04/11/12 01:45 PM

38 Responses to Optical Illusion Or Just Unpolluted Ocean? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm
    Link: Optical Illusion Or Just Unpolluted Ocean? - I`m leaning on the side of `Shopped--no way is there still an ocean like that in 2012.
  2. Profile photo of LillianDulci
    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    April 11, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    It`s obviously a floating boat casting its shadow on the water. Anyone with 2 eyes can see this.
  3. Profile photo of Zieveraar
    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    Not shopped, there are `oceans` like that still to find. Doesn`t mean they aren`t polluted though.
  4. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    Sure there is--there are lots of bodies of water that look like that. Here`s Torch Lake, in Michigan:



    And I know that`s not a shop, because I`ve been there quite a few times. The color of a lake depends a lot on what the composition of the bottom is--when it`s pure sand, it looks pretty and blue and clear.
  5. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm
    You can get an image like that in even cloudy water, by using a polarising filter. In a photo like that, most of the sheen comes from the surface.

  6. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31759 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    Shopped! There`s no way you could build a boat that big in your garage, eh? It had to be made in a boatbuilding shop or shipyard of some kind.
    What?
  7. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    Gotta love clean water
  8. Profile photo of flagler
    flagler Male 30-39
    321 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 2:21 pm
    Must.go.there.
  9. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Irradiated water tends to look pretty clear. Because nothing can live in it.
  10. Profile photo of randomxnp
    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    "no way is there still an ocean like that in 2012. "

    That is a remarkably idiotic thing to say. It just goes to broadcast to the world that catbarf is clueless. The oceans are not polluted.

    Quick example, just because I know the statistic. Do you think that mercury is a pollution hazard? If we discarded the world`s entire production of mercury in the oceans for 5000 years it would raise the level by 5% of present levels. That is how big the ocean is compared to human capacity to produce pollutants.

    Yes, if we really set about trying we could probably start to pollute the oceans in a widespread way (as opposed to locally), but it would take a lot of effort, positive effort to pollute with much of the economy dedicated to deliberate pollution for a long time.
  11. Profile photo of kummi90
    kummi90 Male 18-29
    541 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    People need to travel more. It`s called a shadow
  12. Profile photo of vodooshaman
    vodooshaman Male 70 & Over
    450 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    The oceans are not polluted.
    what the drat are you talking about troll
    the great garbage patch with cheesy music
  13. Profile photo of freddyferret
    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11742 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm
    It`s not shopped. I`ve been to places like that.
  14. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4886 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    In fact this is not an ocean, most probably a sea. Can be Italy or Greece. I`ve see lot of places like that especially in Sardegna, a really cool island in the middle of mediterranean sea. Hmm now that i look better the flag on the boat can be greek.
  15. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4886 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm



    As you can see,if not distracted by something, this sea water is really clear. (i miss my hollydays sigh).
  16. Profile photo of bloomi
    bloomi Male 18-29
    148 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    Shopped. You can see along the bottom of the hull where it has been cut out rather hurridly and moved.
  17. Profile photo of diylobotomy
    diylobotomy Male 18-29
    1832 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    @bloomi, Yeah.... no.
  18. Profile photo of LightShaded
    LightShaded Male 18-29
    423 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    The great garbage patch is getting larger and larger. Any companies using waste to produce their products will be quite pleased with it.
  19. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    it`s not a shop. just really clear water. I know this for 100% fact, though I can not find the picture i saw that proves it. I saw the picture many many weeks ago.
  20. Profile photo of Sectsktn
    Sectsktn Female 30-39
    173 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    when I went swimming in the Bahamas, the water was so clear and blue you could see straight to the bottom without problems.
  21. Profile photo of Selous
    Selous Male 30-39
    1197 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    "Shopped. You can see along the bottom of the hull where it has been cut out rather hurridly and moved."

    that is called a waterline ... go and have a look at a boat in your lifetime
  22. Profile photo of markust123
    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    If you think this is shopped you really really need to travel more. There is a wonderful world out there.
  23. Profile photo of Xerasia
    Xerasia Female 18-29
    1181 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    well of course you think it`s shopped--when the hell have the iab mods ever done any research before posting something?
  24. Profile photo of Edgarska19
    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
    1045 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm
    I think this is in Brazil, but I could be wrong.

    Either way, not shopped.
  25. Profile photo of PvtDeth
    PvtDeth Male 30-39
    74 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    Water isn`t clear just because it`s free of pollution. In fact, some kinds of pollution would make the water more clear. Water visibility is low because of sediment and microscopic algae, amongst other things. And no, it isn`t shopped. There are many other pictures like this on the internet.
  26. Profile photo of Barnk
    Barnk Male 30-39
    486 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    The black spot is not the boat`s shadow. It is something else -- a rock, or a big manta ray, perhaps? -- that is coincidentally shaped like the shadow of the boat. But it isn`t a shadow. It`s a black thing underwater.
  27. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm
    well of course you think it`s shopped--when the hell have the iab mods ever done any research before posting something?
    I-A-B is mostly user-submitted content. We didn`t write the caption. And no, nor did we do any research on this picture. We all (apart from Fancylad) have full-time jobs apart from I-A-B. If a user submits something, and it`s cool, we post it. We ain`t Snopes.com.
  28. Profile photo of Fwoggie2
    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    April 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm
    There`s places like this around the Mediterranean where you get sea colours like that. Although they tend to be more see through than this sea.
  29. Profile photo of busdrivertm
    busdrivertm Male 30-39
    192 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 12:07 am
    This is soooooooo photoshopped! I live in a place similar to crystal clear water. But you should be able to see bottom part of the boat in the water. much like the person on the back of the boat, where you can see part of the legs in the water. Duh!
  30. Profile photo of number696969
    number696969 Male 30-39
    257 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 2:07 am



    Photo shopped.....
  31. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 4:19 am
    Why can`t I have water that clear =O
  32. Profile photo of Illy74
    Illy74 Male 30-39
    86 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 5:25 am
    ...just unpolluted...



    check google-earth: 35.511269,12.562337 (lampedusa)
  33. Profile photo of andynaylor
    andynaylor Male 18-29
    239 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 7:45 am
    You get this effect in plenty of "tropical" locations where there is water is shallow, clean, and the bed is made from white sand. Just because the water near you is polluted doesn`t mean it is everywhere.
  34. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
    2377 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 9:49 am
    clear doesn`t mean unpolluted.. don`t be a retard there is water like this all over the world and this has nothing to do with pollution and everything to do with the organism`s that call that water home
  35. Profile photo of FAKEBACON
    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
    586 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 11:44 am
    @blomi "Shopped. You can see along the bottom of the hull where it has been cut out rather hurridly and moved."

    I`m guessing you`ve never seen a boat in water before? Water bends light. Boats float, they don`t sit to deep in the water either.
  36. Profile photo of PizzaPits
    PizzaPits Male 18-29
    553 posts
    April 12, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    Who cares? The picture isn`t interesting either way.
  37. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    April 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm
    clear could very easily be polluted
  38. Profile photo of evski1975
    evski1975 Male 30-39
    59 posts
    April 14, 2012 at 6:37 am
    Put down your egos, gentlemen. You`re ALL right. The water is real AND the photo is shopped - (Only the draft of the boat has been removed)

    There IS still water like this all over the world, so go lobby someone to stop putting poopies and chemicals in it.

    ...Good luck with that. I`m going for a surf.

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