“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.” –Lloyd Biggle, Jr.
And yet it’s certainly something to consider how little attention we pay to the place which houses the vast majority of Earth’s life: the oceans. Covering the majority of the planet’s surface and containing the majority of our planet’s biomass, the undersea realm is often forgotten in our day-to-day lives. Have a listen to Bill Evans as his trio plays their jazz classic,
while you consider the ocean in miniature.
Founded in the late 1990s by Japanese “aquascaper” Takashi Amano, the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest has just concluded their 15th annual contest, receiving over 2,500 entries from all across the world!