Throughout the ages, aquatic creatures have been revered as gods, feared as monsters of the deep and hunted for their flesh, skin, bones, shells and eggs.
Repun Kamuy is an important mythological figure amongst the Ainu People because the sea, and in particular the deepest parts of the sea, represented opportunities for harvests that could not be found on land.
In a world wrecked by war, the turtle chose peace. They are the gentle giants and warriors of Mother Earth.
The haenyeo, the free divers of Jeju Island off the coast of South Korea, are a matrifocal society where women bring home the bacon--or should I say abalone.
There are five gyres in the world's oceans. What's a gyre, you might ask. I thought the same thing when I first came across the concept.
Given the growing world population as well as the growth in world trade--I foresee this trend of land reclamation as eventually leading us down the path of looking for alternative sources of 'real estate' to meet the needs of a burgeoning population.
A major environmental concern related to nuclear power are radioactive wastes which can remain dangerous to human health for thousands of years.
This world teems with life, with wonderment, with ancient knowledge and wisdom that seemed lost.