On World Oceans Day, there are so many reasons to celebrate. Because this is a natural history blog, I'll mention two reasons related to that topic. Tonight I'm choosing endless beauty and wonder.
I'll always be thankful for the wonders of marine life. I can't imagine ever visiting the ocean without being stirred to ask questions or being presented with a mystery to try to solve.
And I couldn't be more grateful for the beauty of seascapes. The oceans provide so many inspirations to carry with us — whether it's a seabird soaring over open ocean waves, colorful invertebrates and seaweeds in tidepools and on beaches, or storms and big surf crashing against the coast. I'm so thankful for the oceans' gifts!