The second of five sea days in a row, crusing the Pacific Ocean. There is still a lot of motion of the Ocean as a previous cruise director would call it. When the Master of the Insignia, Damir Kurilic addressed the guests at midday he informed us that the sea swells at present were approximately two meters or a little over six feet.
I will to listen to his comments at midday again and provide details. It is interesting to note what air temperatures, sea temperatures, depth of ocean and sea swells are on any given day.
The OLife Enrichment Speaker today provided an insight on the ocean depths we cannot see. Most of the Earth's Ocean is in the Dark.
Miles beneath the surface, where sunlight can no longer penetrate, exists an eerie world of cold darkness. This is the abyss. It is a world of strange and sometimes grotesque forms. Some of the animals here have envolved the ability to create their own light with a technique known as bioluminescene. They use their lights to attract prey and ward off predators. There are also creatures here of gigantic proportions and animals that get all pf their nutrients from chemicals in the ocean through a process known as chemosynthesis. This is where elusive giant squid hunts. Let's hope we do not see any of them. It is also where the great sperm whale comes to feed on the giant squid. "The Circle of Life"
Within the waters of our own planet lies an alien world of wonders which we are starting to explore.
On a lighter note today was the first ship bingo of this cruise. The game I won was also won by another guest as such we had to share the winner amount of $102.00. Both Janice and I played the $30 dollar package as such we were only down $10.