I guess we all have witness some seconds that done us speechless.
I remember the seconds that would change my life.
It were by the coast of Thailand and we were just about to end our dive. When a magnificently turtle swims up and faced me with the pitch dark eyes. And it affected me as nothing done before. I’ve got spelled bound and I heard them. I heard the whispers.
It all started by a friendly turtle decided to share his time with me for the last minutes of the dive. And I will never forget the eyes that talked to me that day.
And it showed me where I was meant going.
I listen to it.
I could finally see it.
They can affect but still not strong enough to change.
But you want to know something?
We could change our future, but just if we do it together. Just by a simple action as;
Use less plastic; Plastics that end up as ocean debris contribute to habitat destruction and entangle and killed tens of thousands of marine animals each year. 9.1 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year. It´s estimated that in 2025 it will rise up to 150 million metric tons.
One thing that´s even more scary?
Plastic dissolves in the water after a while, and it enter the ecosystem. The plastic then wander from the smallest creatures to the biggest, which are humans.
To limit your impact, carry a reusable water bottle, store food in non disposable containers, bring your own cloth tote or other reusable bag when shopping, and recycle whenever possible. And never forget everything that are out there will eventually end up in the ocean so leave nothing.
Imaging if every human would spend 5 minutes per day to clean and recycle. Approximately 7.4 billion people would be available. Multiple that by the five minutes and we would have 37 billion minutes everyday of erasing all the trash on the whole earth. We would erase the problem of plastic and all be super cleaning heroes.
We have a responsibility to save our ocean.
Pictures from 12 Dive Tenerife at the beach clean up of La Caleta.
The cuttlefish are part of the family cephalopod, which includes squids, octopus and nautilus. Nautilus are weird looking pelagic octopus.
The master of camouflage has three hearts and trough this three hearts green blood circulating. The blood of a cuttlefish has another kind of protein, hemocyanin. Hemocyanin are full of copper which giving the exclusive green color to the blood.
The buoyancy are adjusted by the air that is filled up in their cuttle bone. By increasing and releasing air in the chamber they are adjusting their buoyancy.
This buoyancy method inspired today’s submarines!
In an everyday life this creatures are hovering around over the reef on the haunt for small fish, crabs and shrimps. Which they catch with their two super arms that break apart the prey with the suckers. The final kill is by inject a strong poison in to their prey.
All cuttlefish has a venom to use on their haunt. But the flamboyant cuttlefish has a venom that been discovered to be as poison as the blue ringed octopus. A poison considered to be one of the world’s most venomous from marine animals.
The cuttlefish has a camouflage that is admired all around the world. By a mere second they can change to all different colors and shape by special powers in their skin cells.
If this is not enough they can simply submerge in the sand bottom and become invisible with the sand pattern.
The last defense this guy are using is confusing ink and a yet propulsion to shoot them self away from danger.
The cuttlefish are estimated to be the smartest invertebrate on earth.
The pictures below show you the change of the cuttlefish. Amazing.