For Christmas, I received "The Deep"
by Claire Nouvian.
or should i say "the deep:
the extraordinary creatures of the abyss"
This book will blow your mind
each time you open it.
The facts, creatures, and colors
The abyss is my favorite part of the ocean.
Who knows what is down there!
Some of my favorites bits from this book are:
*Only 5% of the seafloor has been mapped with
any reasonable degree of detail.
*For the last 25 years a new deep-sea species
has been described every 2 weeks, on average.
*hydrothermal vents were discovered in 1977.
*about 60% of the world's 400 known shark species
live at the oceans greatest depths. Only a very small
number of these will migrate towards the surface at night.
*The average elevation on land is o.75km,
the average depth of the sea is around 3.2km.