One of my favorite parts of sitting on a beach is the wonder that you find there. Perhaps, you know what I am talking about. The unconfined excitement of the littlest of ones--mom struggling to put on that last bit of suntan lotion as they gaze eagerly at the ocean—and the treasures that they will find. You can almost feel their eager energy as they pull away to explore. Within minutes, you see them in there with their colorful buckets or tiny fishing nets--just looking to catch something, anything. Then comes the squeal of excitement, “fish” mom, look, “fish.”
The curiosity of a child. The amazement in what we can sometimes perceive as common place as the years take hold of us. Out here—that juvenile curiosity and thirst to understand is fueled by a base of study to know even more. The idea that the answers are known and we can stop looking doesn’t exist.
Here is the grown-up version of that kid on the beach with his/her fishing net and some examples of the fascinating ocean life that we catch in our buckets of exploration.
Video Courtesy: Peter Gaube Labs