Young Readers Nature Library: The Sea
Weight: 1 lb
Method of Disposal: Leaving somewhere
I was recently able to go snorkeling for hours on multiple days. I would just nonchalantly and with no effort hover around coral reefs and watch the fish go about their days. Parrot fish broke coral bits off with their tiny little teeth. I saw a large blue angel fish comingling with much smaller and less vibrant fish. Two stingrays. One, I was able to swim over and see two fish stuck to its back. I saw a conch waddle away slowly and a whole family of cuddle fish. A flounder with florescent blue circles all up and down its back. It was the closest I would ever come to visiting outer space, a lifelong dream of mine. A whole different world, not readily visible. A place I could visit but couldn’t take pictures of (given it was because I could not afford the necessary camera). I loved every magical moment of it.
I am going to leave this 30 + year old book somewhere for someone to find because the sea is always and forever fascinating.