The ocean has long infatuated mankind with it’s mixture of the familiar and the unfamiliar. Over 80% of our planet is covered in water and that water is home to all sorts of wonderfully colorful and exotic animals!
As humans, we have a funny habit of applying our worldview to others – indeed, we approach the animals of the ocean in such a land-driven way that we tend to name those animals land-related names (sea cow, sea urchin, sea anemone, sea lion, sea monkeys!)
We adapt our landlubber perspective to the sea rather than thinking what it is, as itself. We tend to do that with a lot of things, whether in the ocean or otherwise. Just think of the sound and color spectrum we perceive vis à vis that of other species. How we experience the world is not how all beings do.
So while we as a species like to name things in our image, it is in celebration of these animals in the largest environment on earth that we have created our own raku seahorses! They are great for hanging in a window, on a wall, over a bed, in a washroom, at a cottage – wherever you like.
You can even call them underwater horses, if you like. In our case, these underwater horses are hanging in the air (confusing, we know).
These little raku creatures will swim their way into your heart and for a short time they are available for $40 including shipping in the US and Canada! That means that you are able to celebrate along with us all that makes us landlubbers tick – whether it’s naming ocean things land names or not being able to hear ultrasonic frequencies like our cat overlords (Chairman Meow wrote that).
If you had were to rename “seahorses” to a non-land derived name, what would you call them?