Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Under the Sea

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Dr. Sylvia Earle
I want to give full credit to an article,
"Mapping the Sea and its Mysteries",
that appeared in The New York Times
Science Section.
I like to be surprised by accomplishments
not dreamed of in my experience and admire
the good Dr. Sylvia Earle for being a pioneer
and an adventurer.

In the photo above, Dr. Sylvia Earle pilots
a one-person submersible known as Deep
Worker. In the 1980's, she helped found
two companies to make vehicles that would
open the sea's depths and recesses. Ever
since, she has sought, illuminated and
explored the abyss of the sea.
The sea squirts in the photo, may indeed seem strange.
They are chordates, but the list of their relatives is
quite extensive:
17,000 kinds of fish, 70 species of dolphins, whales, seals, sea lions,
and yes, strange as it may seem, otters! Also, 10 kinds of sea
turtles, and about 80 kinds of sea snakes.
As stated in the article... close relatives to Homo Sapiens!
What are we not a part of?
Maybe that's why we love the beach. Just looking for some colorful cousins.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxphoto/ Dr.Sylvia Earle/ National Geographic


Jeane Myers said...

ooooo, new header! nice - fascinating story! thanks...

Anonymous said...

Thank you..I've been fooling around with headers..not yet really sure..sometimes they come up too huge, other times..nothing!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Always love to hear about the accomplishments of a strong intelligent woman!!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Hi Lyn,

Thought of sneeking a new header on us eh? Now, I want to know what the ghosty bit is?! (I know what you mean about huge etc!)

Dr Earle looks like one brave lady!

Anonymous said...

Hi Derrick-
You mean that castle doesn't look spooky? All the good ghosty stuff I had has disappeared...hmm..

Natalie said...

I am certainly thinking like a weird sea creature today!

Great post, Lyn.xx

Anonymous said...

Well, you got me to laugh out loud..I needed that.

Anonymous said...

Pretty colours and lovely pictures, you.

A Cuban In London said...

We are from the sea and towards the sea we go. Many thanks for a beautiful post.

Greetings from London.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting and for your comment!

A Cuban....
Not a bad place to be from! Just to walk along the shore....


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