Exploring Under the Sea

One place that continues to be a continual adventure for me is exploring under the oceans and water. It is such an unusual place (compared to land) that there is always a question of what is beyond the next horizon. It is full of new things to experience and observe.

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When going into the water, it quickly becomes obvious I was not designed to breathe in that environment … and I certainly am not streamlined in a way to easily move through the water either. Yet I have had the opportunity to venture out snorkeling and it makes me desire to learn scuba diving.

The first attempts in the water were almost overwhelming. This is not like watching fish in a fish tank. The constant motion of the water and waves, the high contrast as light streams through the water, the difficulty of staying still long enough to take a picture, constantly seeing new fish or other creatures in the water (as well as algae, grasses, and other plants). One must learn to take the time and seek out the nooks and crevices where the many animals are hiding or to simply notice the camouflaged animals right in front of your face. And all of that in the top 5 feet of water within a short distance from shore.

Bristle Worm

Bristle Worm

Then the adventure continues as one gains skill and moves further out into deeper water. An exciting moment comes the first time you encounter a fish nearly as big as your are. It backs up into the coral to hide so you know you are not likely to be attacked, but it turns one of it’s big eyes directly at you and you stare at each other for a few moments.

This is the world of Under the Sea. It is part of the Eternal’s creation. It is not only a place of endless fascination, but endless research opportunities to examine the variety of life as well as research into Created Kinds and Baraminology.

Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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