Lessons & reflections from ocean life and nature: A lesson from the “deep scattering layer” and the swim bladders fooled sonar operators into thinking it was bottom of the ocean:

“How diligent your breath for staying deep. And all the noise that bounces off our lives. How powerful we are when we’re together. We could confuse the warships, scatter sound. We could change the entire story with what we know. That this is not the bottom, this is life. This is not the floor, this is not even a wall, this is our air”

-Go Deep

Undrowned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

“The Coral Strand too is silvery, glimmery, moon-pale, and it crunches underfoot pleasantly; pick up a handful of its beach and you see it is composed of tiny twiglike bits of something like unglazed pottery, white, cream-coloured, pale green or faintly violet-flushed. This is not strictly coral, but fragments broken off a coraline alga.. ”

Tim Robinson- Connemara- the Last Pool of Darkness