The seas are home to teeming forms of abundant life, from microscopic floating plants to the largest mammal—the whale, which can weigh over one hundred tons. Among its dwellers are over 40,000 species of mollusks and over 20,000 kinds of fish. In the Bible, in Genesis is written:
God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures . . .” So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind . . . And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas . . .” – Genesis 1:20-22 (NKJV).