Jan 24, 2010

A Little Dose of Humility

We all marvel at the life teeming on sunny reefs. Well, it turns out that the deepest portions of our oceans, those inky-black abyssal regions, where sunlight will never penetrate, where plants cannot grow, where the human body would implode from the pressure, where once scientists thought that life could not exist, are actually home to more abundance and variety of life than those sunny reefs. And we've only explored 1 millionth of those depths. So much to learn about our own planet.

Just a little dose of humility.

Thanks for the article, Susanna.

Photo source: bogleech.com

7 comments:

KittyChymira said...

I, for one, am totally terrified of the things that do, might and can live in those abysses.

Phil Tanny said...

Yes, so much to learn about our own planet. We should drop the idea of spending billions on a manned mission to Mars, where we're unlikely to find much more than rocks. We're already here, let's explore and learn here.

kate The kid said...

what a cool fish!

Anonymous said...

Thank God these things are little bigger than a cheeseburger. I'd hate to run into these things though even if they were uhm...sandwich-sized...

The Shitty Astrologer said...

Yup, that's ugly alright, but neat at the same time...

Scythemantis said...

My own website featured on my favorite blog! Perhaps it was inevitable...

Danielle said...

These always remind me of the game Banjo Tooie when you have to go into Davy Jones' Locker and battle one. And trust me, the fish in the game is just as ugly....and horrible. It's so hard to kill!