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Little Day Out With Mom: The Deep in Art Science Museum

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“More men have walked on the moon than have dived to the deepest part of our ocean”

LIfe in the deep

Animals in the deep sea

Have you ever wondered of how is life in the deep sea? What animals and plants that can live in the darkest and deepest part of the ocean? Researchers has been conducting studies and exploration about the deep sea for a century and thanks to their unending works, we know that there is actually life at the great depth sea.

Even until the late nineteenth century, humans believed there was no life in the eternal dark, the almost inconceivable pressure, and the extreme cold that exist below one thousand meters. The fact is, below 200 meters, lies the largest habitat on earth (source from wikipedia).

“Below 200 M depth, there is no plant life in the oceans. Everything is either animal or mineral”

Deep-sea anglerfish..........Depth from 400 to 3.400 M

Deep-sea anglerfish……….Depth from 400 to 3.400 M

For you who want to know more about life in the deep sea, Claire Nouvian is making your wish come true by designing The Deep Exhibition in Art Science Museum in Marina Bay Sands (this is also a temporary exhibition and will end by the end of next month). She is the president and founder of the nonprofit conservation organization BLOOM, and her research and activities focus on deep-sea, and also the author of “The Deep: The Extraordinary Creatures of the Abyss” ——–yes, I read her profile which was displayed in the museum while waiting for the boy read other things, and her book was also in the souvenir shop, and it was a think but very interesting book.

This ray is only found in Southwest Pacific between 300 and 1200 M deep

This ray is only found in Southwest Pacific between 300 and 1200 M deep

Since the exhibition is about the deep sea, be prepared to enter an almost dark rooms during the exhibition, and even in one of the exhibition room, we needed to use a flashlight which was provided by the staff to see the displayed materials.

For the boy, it was very interesting and he was even the one who urged me to take him to see this exhibition. He loved to study about the fish, and since it was very difficult to find special books about the deep dark sea, this exhibition was a good way for him to learn more about life in the deep ocean. The fish looked so real and I must say it was an amazing work of Claire and her team to make such a tremendous display like that. She is absolutely an ocean lover.

Animal live between 600 to 1000 M

Animal live between 600 to 1000 M. Can you see how different those animals compare to the animals we used to see in the sea??

I can’t imagine living in the deepest and darkest part of the ocean like those animals, it must be gloomy and scary.  It is definitely an unfriendly environment to human kind, and one of the least explored areas on Earth.

Thankfully the fish have special adaptations to cope with these conditions, and as you can see………they are totally different from the fish that we used to know. For example, because light is so scarce, the deep sea fish often have larger eyes than normal.

“The midwater is a vast, open jungle affording no possibility of seclusion. Danger is constant and can come from any directions: the sides, the front, the back, above, or even below”

Predator lives beneath 1000 M

Predator lives beneath 1000 M

There is still an Abyssal Plain, underwater plain on the deep ocean floor, found at depths between 4000 and 6000 m. It is also the deepest part of the seafloor.

The predator lives under 4500 M, and it does not fear the extreme conditions of the great depths

The predator lives under 4500 M, and it does not fear the extreme conditions of the great depths

That wasn’t all, there are still other animals who live at the bottom of the ocean like these:

Animal at the bottom of the ocean

Animal at the bottom of the ocean

Orange Roughy at the relief of the ocean, can live to more than a hundred years

Orange Roughy at the relief of the ocean, can live to more than a hundred years

Overall, everything was very interesting although dark and gloomy inside. There was even a short movie about life in the deep sea, and the boy watched it twice. He also brought his small notebook and wrote down some of the information. Well, if you like this kind of thing, it’s good for you and you will learn about many things, but if marine education is not your thing…………..you’ll definitely get bored instantly.

At the end of the exhibition hall and before we exited through the souvenir shop, there was a small area dedicated for kids who wanted to make their own sea animals. Everything was provided (scissors, tape, marker, and also recycling materials). Of course kids had so much fun making their imaginary sea creatures.

Pick your own materials

Pick your own materials

Focus on his work

Focus on his work

What are you going to make?

What are you going to make?

It's an alien jellyfish

It’s an alien jellyfish (from outer space maybe?)

“The endless frontier of the immediate future is not outer space but the vast space beneath the sea” -Robert S Dietz-

Taking picture with his sea creature in the front door of the exhibition hall

Taking picture with his sea creature in the front door of the exhibition hall

Then both of us hurriedly went to the MBS food court because we were sooooo……….hungry. I had this minced pork noodle with special sauce and it was sooooo………good and yummy and I’ve been craving for this dish again since then.

I want this handmade noodle again!

I want this handmade noodle again!

So yummy and spicy...........my favorite noodle in Singapore so far........

So yummy and spicy………..my favorite noodle in Singapore so far……..

Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

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