Have you ever ventured out onto an isolated beach and just stood in front of the waves? If so have you ever thought about what secrets the oceans really hide? Since most of the world is water then that means we only occupy a small part of it. When it comes to the ocean depths what does it really look like and what’s going on down there? It has been reported that water takes up 71 percent of the world’s space, and yet 95% of that ocean has not been explored yet. Whenever I am by the ocean I always gaze out over the surface, for that is the only part I can actually view. On several occasions whenever I looked out far enough I saw what I believed to be the fins of dolphins curving over the waters. I assumed that they were dolphins because of the curved method in which they rose up and down as they traveled. While that was great to see it is what we can’t see that is truly intriguing. The deep sea is estimated to be 103 million square miles and mostly dark. That means that there is a possibility of unknown species there that we have yet to encounter. When it comes to those creatures, scientists have named and classified about 1.5 millions species, and yet it is estimated that there may be up to 50 million more that have not been discovered yet. On the other hand, have you ever ventured out at night and looked at the stars? If so, have you ever wondered if there is life on those planets that could be staring back at us? We have only sent a handful of people to the moon (allegedly) but what do we really know about other planets? According to science technology we have been able to take pictures of other world surfaces (and it has been determined that in most of those cases that there has been no life discovered there yet). That may be true from what we see on the surface, but do we know for a fact that no life exists beneath that surface? If new species can exist and thrive under water here then what makes us think that others can’t exist under land on other worlds? We are so accustomed to our own habitat that we sometimes tend to neglect those parts of the word that for us are unobtainable. Life is fascinating, and our world hides a lot of secrets that we still don’t know about yet. The next time you go to the beach hopefully you can think of it as more than just water. Maybe as mankind we can find a way to explore more of the ocean depths. It may provide resources that could help and even enhance our own way of living. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
The Three Degrees with Brett Jolly in concert