Tu'i Malila, Lau Basin. Watercolor by Karen Jacobsen.
The Deep Sea
“There is no real boundary to the part of the planet I think of as the deep sea. Technically, it is defined as oceanic depths greater than a few hundred meters. In my mind, the deep sea encompasses the depths of the open ocean beyond where daylight penetrates—beyond where the sun at noon becomes twilight, beyond darkness, into utter black.”
Cindy Lee Van Dover, The Octopus’s Garden.