The Ocean

The sea is staggeringly tranquil, however that is not all there is.

On the off chance that you know me, you know I’m not really from Dubuque, Iowa, or even the United States, however Dubuque is my received home amid the school year. I was brought up in Nova Scotia, an area on the east bank of Canada that is about encompassed by the sea. Truth be told, no place in my region is more than 67 km (42 miles) from the sea.

Closest to my home the shores are canvassed in adjusted dim rocks that offer approach to tidepools scattered with perriwinkles, barnacles and anxious crabs. Beacons twinkle at night, and waterfalls shower down from the bluffs, influencing the stones to shimmer in the sunshine. We regularly have blazes on the shore, sitting on logs floated in with the tide, watching the sun sink into the straight with all it’s orange and pink brightness.

I want to remain by the side of the sea whenever of day, hearing the delicate lapping of the tide or the slamming waves driven on by the fretful breeze. The sea is unimaginably quiet; it’s consistent, antiquated musicality reminding me how little and transitory my issues are; it’s consistence and tirelessness advising me that I’m not by any stretch of the imagination in charge and don’t need to be. Sin being cleared to the unimaginable profundities of the sea by divine effortlessness, the reliable and determined God who accommodates us through the ocean and all the life it manages.

That isn’t everything to the ocean. I have remained on those shores when the water was definitely not tranquil. Commanding breezes whipped the water into a furor, enormous froth topped waves colliding with each other and dashing against the stones, sending solidifying salty splash high into the air. The thunder of the sea hurling and swelling, its extraordinary energy development, and it’s absolute carelessness for anything besides the tide and the breeze that goad it on. Through every one of the advances of man, every one of the protections we have made for ourselves, the individuals who invest much energy by or on the sea realize that regardless it can’t be subdued and still does not submit to the will of men. The sea reminds us in less ameliorating ways that we are not in charge, that we can’t shield ourselves from the apparently discretionary powers of nature or condition, that the waves slammed ages before we existed, and will keep on beating perseveringly upon the shore long after we are no more. It appears the psalmists additionally felt this occasionally dim, threatening force show in the sea, and it made them hand over trust the God who built up the limits of the ocean, the person who can be trusted regardless of the possibility that the ocean drags the very mountains into it’s shadowy profundities.

 

The Real Robert Kirch

Robert here!

I’m so excited to bring the blog back to life! So sorry for the long pause, just have been extremely busy with family and decided to take a break, but I am back now so all is well!

 

How have you all been?! Have you missed my product reviews at all?! I’m a little rusty so you’ll have to forgive me for that!

 

I will be doing a bit more than just reviews from now on though! I’ve decided to be a full on freelancer! So I’m blogging more, reviewing more, trying new things and doing more! So exciting!

 

Hopefully I don’t drive you all absolutely insane with all the posting I’ll be doing, even if I do, I’ll just keep posting hahaha!

 

If I didn’t tell you before, but I absolutely LOVE the beach! The water soothes my inner soul. It for some reason gives me peace, no matter how rocky or crazy the waves can be. It’s always moving. It’s always been here and it always will be. It’s seen everything since the beginning of this planet. That’s also why I named this blog “Underwater Promotion” it’s because of my fascination with the ocean in all it’s beauty.

 

Completely off topic, but here is what “Live Science” thinks about the ocean,

 

The flurry of recognition seems appropriate for a region that covers 70 percent of the Earth’s surface and provides about half the air we breathe, courtesy of the microscopic, oxygen-producing phytoplankton floating in it.

Yet much about the planet’s oceans remains a mystery. As of the year 2000, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimated that as much as 95 percent of the world’s oceans and 99 percent of the ocean floor are unexplored.

Exploring these regions deep below the ocean’s surface is difficult, time-consuming and expensive. Which hasn’t stopped people from trying — and making incredible discoveries along the way.

 

It’s also so cool to note how deep we have gone into the ocean!

 

Humans in the depths

Vechionne can do just that. In 2003, he was one of the first humans to descend into one of the deepest spots on Earth, the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone, a gash in the mid-Atlantic seafloor that is 14,760 feet (4,500 meters) at its deepest.

During the dive he spied something out of the corner of his eye — a dumbo octopus.

“I was able to tell the pilot to turn around, and we got some really great video,” Vechionne said, something that wouldn’t have happened without humans aboard.

Although he witnessed the wonders of the deep sea firsthand, Vechionne said it’s important to use all the tools available for exploration, because much is lurking out of sight in the darkness. A new species of squid, for example.

Vechhione pointed to the discovery of the bigfin squid about 10 years ago, a pale, leggy creature that can reach up to 21 feet (7 meters) in length and would look right at home in a 1960’s B-movie.

 

Here’s a really cool video of a lobster being squished into a hole the size of a thumbnail.

 

Until next time!

Rob.