What Happens if You Crack an Egg 60 Feet Below the Surface?

Every once in a while I stray from fly fishing on this blog. Today is one of those days...

I thought you all would like this neat little trick from the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences. It shows the effect of water pressure on a cracked egg at 60 feet down. The pressure/ surrounding water acts as the shell, containing the yoke with 2.8 times the atmospheric pressure of the surface. It's a neat trick and relates pretty well to how swim bladders work in many fish. Just don't try this trick with any large fish that have a taste for raw eggs as shown in the video below. Enjoy.