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World Oceans Day

"In the depths where ocean breathes,
Sea anemones unfurl their blooms,
Colors cascading in watery dance,
A symphony of greens and blues.

In silent splendor, they remind us,
Of unseen beauty and hidden lures,
The flowers of the deep,
In their quiet, undulating ballet."

~ Sea Anemone, Annabel Innes

Besides the beautiful spectrum of greens, blues, and darker colors of the ocean itself, the spectrum of colours exhibited the flora and fauna of the ocean dazzle! Sea anemones, often referred to as the "flowers of the sea," add to the brilliant hues of the ocean represented in this striking jewel toned tartan. Resembling delicate blossoms with their colorful tentacles waving gently in the currents, these remarkable animals are much more than meets the eye. They come in a dazzling array of colors, from bright reds and oranges to soft pinks, purples, and blues, each hue contributing to the ocean's rich tapestry. Sea anemones use their stinging tentacles to capture prey, and despite their delicate appearance, they form symbiotic relationships with various marine species, most famously the clownfish, which find refuge among their tentacles! 💜 💙 💚 🌊

World Oceans Day is an annual observation to honour the world's oceans, celebrate the products the ocean provides such as seafood as well as marine life itself for aquariums, pets, and a time to appreciate its own intrinsic value.

The Pacific Ocean uniquely exhibits a wide range of colors, influenced by various factors such as depth, sunlight, and presence of microorganisms. Some of the distinctive colors include:

  1. Deep Blue: The open waters of the Pacific are often a deep blue, particularly in areas with clear, deep water where sunlight penetration is minimal.

  2. Turquoise and Aqua: Shallow regions, particularly near coral reefs and sandy beaches, display vibrant turquoise and aqua hues due to the reflection and scattering of sunlight.

  3. Emerald Green: Coastal areas rich in phytoplankton can exhibit a greenish tint, especially where nutrient upwelling occurs.

  4. Milky Blue: In regions where glacial meltwaters enter the ocean, such as near Alaska, the Pacific can appear milky blue due to the presence of fine sediment particles suspended in the water.

  5. Golden and Red Hues: During certain times of the day, especially at sunrise and sunset, the Pacific can reflect the colors of the sky, exhibiting golden, pink, and red hues.

  6. Bioluminescent Blue: At night, in certain regions, the Pacific can glow with a magical blue light due to bioluminescent organisms like dinoflagellates.

This fashion tartan from former fashion house Aljean of Canada was created before the Scottish Tartan Registry.

For more on how bodies of water can take on various colors, click the anemonies!

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