Humans versus sea creatures, who are the real monsters? As we stand on the verge of exploring the Mesopelagic Zone, this book reflects that the greatest threat to these creatures and indeed to our planet is us.
This project aims to raise awareness about the danger that the ocean is facing due to human actions. The target audience is adults aged 25 years old and above, specifically those unknowledgeable about the sea and not environmentally conscious.
The publication was written in a poetic style and traditionally illustrated to mimic a scientific explorer’s journal. It also includes various essays and articles from ethologists, primatologists, and other scientists.
Setting the scene imaginatively: poetic writing describing monster-like qualities in humans’ lifestyle. Examples in the book: "...these same creatures enter colourful beetles that crawl on asphalt paths," are cars, and "these creatures also control the giant bird-like machines in the sky," are planes. "What planet is this? Why do these creatures travel in this way?"
The segment concludes with an intriguing insight of the irony of humans being inhumane, more beastly and “animal-like” than the animals themselves. Quoted from the book, “there are monstrous qualities of our remarkable creations, and there are the monster-like qualities to our inhumanity.”