Located in the Þingvallavatn Lake in the Þingvellir National Park in Iceland. Silfra is a rift that is part of the boundary between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.
It’s widely known for its crystal clear waters, and attracts divers due to the fact that they can literally swim between continents here.
This is where Ferry Corsten gets the name for his song, “Silfra”. Now you know.
“Today, I’m a conservationist because I believe that my species doesn’t have the right or option to determine the fate of other species, even ones that inspire fear in us. With 3,246 of the world’s animal species classified as critically endangered, these animals need all the friends they can get. And whether we realize it or not, we need them. The biodiversity that results when millions of species share a planet benefits out species in ways that are easy to take for granted. We’re inextricably bound with nature. When we put the survival of the natural world in jeopardy, we simultaneously put our survival in jeopardy…Every heartbeat matters.”
100 Heartbeats: The Race to Save Earth’s Most Endangered Species
Black Sea Nettle (Chrysaora achlyos)
Also known as the black jellyfish, the black sea nettle is a species of true jellyfish found throughout the Western seaboard of the Pacific Ocean. Like other scyphozoan jellies the black sea nettle is carnivorous and will feed on any plankton that swim into its stinging tentacles. Its sting is powerful enough to kill or stun small animals but will only cause a painful sting that will last for about forty minutes in humans.