BLUE SEAS & GREEN SEAS
Cool Critters of the California Current
In Words and Pictures
By Ray Troll
With poetic help by Dr. Milton Love,
Robert Pitman & Bob Kiwala
A cold, rich sea has a greenish hue
When it’s warmer it looks much more blue
And so the animals change
Throughout their range
When the colors switch ‘tween the two.
An ocean green is both rich and cold
Where animals thrive in numbers untold
While an ocean’s that’s bluer
Is warm but there’s fewer
Creatures for us to behold.
The original paintings, limericks, and interaction were originally elements of a Temporary Exhibition at this museum in 2011. Limericks © Ray Troll 2011; artwork © Ray Troll and NOAA 2008; all rights reserved.