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
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
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