Thursday, July 14, 2016

Under the Deep Blue Sea, or On a Neighborhood Wall

Here is a mural that is painted in Wallingford. School children painted the sea themed mural back in 1997. It is nice to get a burst of underwater scenery while wandering a neighborhood. 







Less then ten percent of the creatures living in the deep blue sea have been identified. You know what this means, the ocean is still full of mystery! Probably a lot of the unidentified creatures are microscopic creatures, but you never know, there could be a sea monster down there. It would be so exciting if there were some kind of prehistoric monster down there, but it would also be exciting to learn more about the small undiscovered creatures. Most of the sea creatures yet to be discovered are probably crustaceans, mollusks, worms and sea sponges. A sea sponge may  not seem like the most exciting of sea creatures, but imagine a gigantic sea sponge with the intelligence of a human. With so little of the ocean's creatures discovered, the possibilities seem practically endless!

Sources:

Ghose, Tia. "Most Ocean Species Remain Undiscovered." LiveScience. TechMedia Network, 15 Nov. 2012. Web. 14 July 2016. <http://www.livescience.com/24805-undiscovered-marine-species.html>.

Watson, Traci. "86 Percent of Earth's Species Still Unknown?" National Geographic. National Geographic Society, 25 Aug. 2011. Web. 14 July 2016. <http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/08/110824-earths-species-8-7-million-biology-planet-animals-science/>.

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