Unknown Depths

It was on a trip to the Cayman Islands, Little Cayman to be specific, that I acquired my conflicted sense of wonder and discomfort in the sea. I was a teenager, snorkling the surface waters of Bloody Bay while family descended the vertical cliff known as the Great Wall West. Below me to one side,…

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The Shape of the Unknown

Yesterday, I wrote about the mythical monsters that once populated the marine realm on the way to uncharted territories. Today, I thought I’d look atĀ images of creatures that might have inspired tales of monsters, at least in the retelling. It doesn’t come as a surprise that whales inspired stories of awe. The humpback whale easily…

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