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Marine Life Quotes

"Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones."

— William Shakespeare, Writer

"No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal."

— Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

"The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish."

— Jacques Yves Cousteau, Oceanographer

Angelfish on a Coral Reef

"Great attention gets paid to rainforests because of the diversity of life there. Diversity in the oceans is even greater."

— Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

"I want to get out in the water. I want to see fish, real fish, not fish in a laboratory."

— Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

"It's a little-appreciated fact that most of the animals in our ocean make light."

— Edith Widder, Marine Biologist

Manta Ray Swimming in the Sea

"Marine organisms do not care about international boundaries; they move where they will."

— Paul Snelgrove, Oceanographer

"The world’s finest wilderness lies beneath the waves …"

— Wyland, Marine Life Artist

"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., Writer

Starfish on a Coral Reef

"I felt the full breadth and depth of the ocean around the sphere of the Earth, back billions of years to the beginning of life, across all the passing lives and deaths, the endless waves of swimming joy and quiet losses of exquisite creatures with fins and fronds, tentacles and wings, colorful and transparent, tiny and huge, coming and going. There is nothing the ocean has not seen."

— Sally Andrew, Writer

"The sea was the cradle of primordial life, from which the roots of our own existence sprouted. Billions of years of evolutionary development brought forth an enchanting variety of forms, colors, lifestyles, and patterns of behavior. "

— Werner Gruter, Writer

"I've never been hurt by a sea creature, except for jellyfish and sea urchins."

— Peter Benchley, Author of "Jaws"