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.

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