The ocean is a gorgeous and terrifying place full of deadly creatures, moments of natural serenity, and lots of mystery.
There's a reason you'd be hard-pressed to meet someone boring who spends their life at sea: people who work on water tend to have wild stories.
You can't spend years traveling the ocean without running into some terrifying sharks, a few dead bodies, or a mysterious specter.
Giant spears plunging in and out of the sea lol.
In the gulf of Alaska, I have seen some shit. But one of the most terror inspiring things I've seen are what can happen with some of the loose logs from the logging trade.
Sometimes when a big log gets loose from a raft, it becomes partially waterlogged and floats small end up. So you have this 4 foot diameter telephone pole in the sea, sticking up 40 feet into the air. No biggie. Shows up on radar, and easy to spot.