As human beings, it’s easy to forget that we share this planet with a lot of other creatures. We know that there are millions of species of animals and plants, and more are discovered every single year. According to factmonster.com, there are around 1.5 million species recorded, but scientists project that there are actually anywhere from 2 to 50 million total species.
That’s an enormous number, considering that humans are a single species. Obviously, since we share the planet with so many animals, we are bound to bump into them from time to time. As humans continue to grow in population and develop more land, the animals’ habitats get smaller.
One place where animals have a little more freedom is in the water. Humans can’t live in the water like they can, and much of our world’s oceans remain unexplored. We can only interact with fish and species of marine mammals using specialized equipment.