I. / Orca. The orca has been given an undeserved name—“the KILLER WHALE.” He is no more a killer than any other animal who must actively capture a meal.
G. / Orca. The killer whale, as it is mistakenly known, is equipped with large, sharp teeth.
B. / Tempting the octopus. The diver then placed the jar, with a hole in the cork to allow water to pass through, near the nest of the octopus.
D. / Orca. The orca is an highly intelligent animal, and its brain would rank very favorably in each of these above-mentioned categories.
A. / Sunset. Serene sea at nightfall.
B. / Sea smoke. Cold air over warm water.
A. / Typical tide-pool. After the tide has run low, algae, mollusks, and other creatures are revealed.
B. / File shell. These bivalves can use a form of jet propulsion. They have tentacles which extend from their shells and which cannot be withdrawn completely.
G. / The exit. Water leaves the tide-pool.
H. / Nudibranch. Meaning “exposed gill,” these shell-less mollusks are predatory animals, feeding occasionally on sponges.
G. / Young (a.k.a blue-faced) booby. Found in the Caribbean, this two-foot-long bird makes spectacular plunges into the sea for its meals.
B. / At home. The fur seals are seen here on Seal Island in South Africa.
C. / From the Calypso. After we had two fur seals on board with us for a few weeks, we could easily go diving and swimming with them.
D. / Elephant seal. The young elephant seal is not waiting to feed. It is emitting a loud scream, which it does for attention and when angry. It weighs a round 75 pounds at birth.
Coral atolls. As seen from this satellite photograph, these coral rings are surrounding volcanoes which once rose above the surface of the water but have since subsided below the surface.
C. / Manganese nodules. This valuable mineral is about to be taken from the seabed for use in industry.
B. / Starfish house. Five men lived, worked, and observed for one month in this submarine colony in / on the ocean floor.
A. / Argyronete. The submarines of the future will allow saturation divers to leave the submarine to work in great depths and return to it. Remaining under pressure, they can be transplanted back to shore where they can be decompressed safely.
D. / On a personal level. Some residue of our twentieth-century society.
F. / The Juan Fernåndez fur seal. A distinct species known to live only on the Juan Fernåndez archipelago 500 miles west of Chile. Perhaps only a few hundred survive.