Thalassophobia is an intense persistent fear of the sea or sea travel. Less than 10% of the ocean has been explored. That means that as scary as we think the ocean is now, it could be so, so much scarier than we ever imagined.
Sometimes the idea of the unknown is way scarier than the terrifying sea creatures we already know about. Sometimes just thinking of deep, dark water gives us the heebie-jeebies. Keep reading if you’re not afraid of the vast emptiness of the sea. If you are afraid, continue at your own risk.
A Blue Whale And A 75-Foot Boat For Scale
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The ocean is a huge place, which means that it’s home to some huge creatures. The blue whale is the largest living thing on the planet, so, naturally, it’s pretty scary to be close to one.
Imagine how tiny you would feel standing next to an animal that big.