February 5, 2013

Today's Photo of the Day is a different kind of sea creature – it's Her Deepness, Dr. Sylvia Earle!  When asked the inevitable question, "What sea critter would you like to be," she has but one answer. "I AM a sea creature!"  As are we all, because without the ocean, there would be no life on earth. No blue, no green!

When asked what she daydreams about, Dr. Earle replied, "Going under water…Saving the ocean…Being a fish…Or imagine being an eel and with no arms or legs and just slithery body, slide around, and then tuck back in a burrow with just your face sticking out….I would love to slip into the skin of a fish and know what it’s like to be one. They have senses that I can only dream about. They have a lateral line down their whole body that senses motion, but maybe it does more than that. Or to be a blue whale, the biggest animal on Earth and to sense sound that has traveled over hundreds, maybe thousands of miles, and to have it as a part of my life. I daydream about that, doesn’t everybody?"

Photographed at DOER Alameda with the Deepworker submersible, by Angel Azul's Marcelina Cravat.

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