71% of the earth’s surface is covered by oceans. Despite the depth of knowledge humanity has about land surfaces and how we navigate that geography, we are just at the edge of that understanding for our oceans. I predict a breakthrough is close to the interest and exploration of the oceans in the same way we understand and care for our land surfaces.
Before jumping into the water, one must respect this territory and biome that is so foreign to humanity. Living under water doesn’t exist right now, except for some very high end and exclusive hotel rooms, restaurants, and possible prototypes of ideas in how to live there.
But how do we COEXIST with a large and diverse network of already established cultures of marine life? Their differences are many but for millennia have been able to live amongst each other, and in many cases, symbiotically. Ultimately, this is their land, and we must respect and treat it as a sacred space.
As we look deeper into the culture of marine life, their lifestyles are shifting and changing dramatically due to climate changes with the water temperatures rising. One of the most prominent cultures beings in the ocean, The Coral Reeves, are being hit the hardest. Below is the trailer to “Chasing Coral” which displays the story of coral reef beings, the community is affected, and the process of how they are researching and communicating the urgency of this issue.
Before I end this introductory window on Marine Life, I ask that you pay it forward by always cutting up or breaking apart the dreaded six-pack plastic can holders we all know so well.