Buoyancy — “Cosmic Connections”

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“THEN THE OCEAN FLOOR SUDDENLY FELL AWAY. We were hovering like unharnessed window washers on a vast wall of rock and coral, the outermost edge of the second-longest barrier reef in the world, the boundary of the big deep.

“We were looking for a pod of dolphins that had graced these parts the day before. But I wasn’t prepared for infinity.”

 — New York Times science writer Dennis Overbye

Good buoyancy is important in diving — really, really important — but when I say that Neptune’s Web is about “Life, Connection and Buoyancy Under the Sea,” I mean much more than just the ability to stay at a given depth with minimal physical energy. I mean the psychic, the spiritual instincts that we find in the midst of the circle of marine life. Let’s put it this way: My wife makes me go diving periodically to find my head.

Here‘s a commentary that the excellent New York Times science writer Dennis Overbye wrote in the Times earlier this year. It’s worth reading.To do so, click HERE.