The oceans are the least explored part of our planet. There are around 240,000 known species of animals that live in the ocean but the actual amount of life in the oceans is completely unknown because only about 5% of the ocean has actually been explored.
Many times we can have a chance encounter with wildlife that lives on land but that doesn’t happen with sea life. Observing sea life in the wild only happens with planning and having the right equipment. Alternatively, viewing sea life in large aquariums is very simple as almost all major cities have sea life displays for people that don’t have the opportunity to travel to places where coral reefs are located.
I have been intrigued by sea life from the time that I was a young boy. My childhood dream was to be an oceanographer and live my entire life on the open waters. My life took a different path but I never lost my love for being on the ocean and observing sea life whenever possible.