The ocean is a vast and mysterious body of water that covers more than 70% of the Earth’s surface. It is home to an incredible diversity of life, from the smallest microorganisms to the largest mammals on the planet. The ocean plays a crucial role in regulating the Earth’s climate and weather patterns, and it is also an important source of food and resources for humans.
Thalassophobia, also known as oceanophobia, is an intense fear or phobia of the sea or ocean. This can include fear of the deep waters, fear of drowning, or fear of sea creatures such as sharks or jellyfish. The condition can cause severe anxiety, panic attacks, and avoidance behavior. The fear may have been triggered by a traumatic event such as a near-drowning experience, or it may have no known cause.
Symptoms of thalassophobia may include anxiety, panic, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, sweating, shaking, and avoidance of activities and places related to the sea or water. In severe cases, a person with thalassophobia may experience a panic attack or other intense physical or emotional reactions when exposed to the object or situation that triggers their fear.
It is treatable with therapy, medication, and desensitization therapy. Such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which helps people to change their thinking patterns and behavior around the feared object.
It’s important to note that while Thalassophobia is a serious condition, it’s also relatively rare. Many people enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, and other ocean-related activities without any fear or anxiety.
1. Sunless Sea vibes!
2. This creepy dock I was on tonight
3. The beautiful, yet eerie shipwreck of Tyrifjord
4. Somehow this is also thalassophobia and claustrophobia
5. Could you live like this?
6. SZA’s new album cover
7. Underwater salt lakes are the creepiest
8. These are some of the coolest, most interesting, and most terrifying creatures on the planet. They’re part of the group of creatures known as Siphonophores, which are colony organisms. In other words, it’s not a jellyfish or not a single living thing as we usually consider something to be alive
9. Sunken ww2 bomber
10. Looks a bit more like cyclops to me
11. Alex Dawson’s Award-winning Viciously Haunting Scuba Diving Photos
12. Pyrosoma atlanticum is a species of colonial tunicate, also known as a “sea unicorn,” that is typically found in the Atlantic Ocean.
13. The Arch in the Blue Hole, Egypt which has infamously claimed up to 200 lives
14. Freediving near Iglesias, Italy
15. Looks like it is made for Orthodox baptism somewhere in Russia.
16. Just imagining getting stuck under that ice is making my heart pound
17. I usually don’t have thalassophobia but this right here is something else
18. It’s so big you can see the earth’s curve…
19. Exploring the mysteries of the ocean
20. Stairs down to the flooded level deep inside a mine
21. Stumbled across this photo on a different water subreddit & thought it definitely deserved a spot over here. Dark, deep water AND rain… Yea no thanks
22. Submerged ship off Alaska coast
23. The 960-ton Thai corvette “Sukhothai” rolling over during a storm in the Gulf of Thailand. Even in 2022 modern warships aren’t immune to the sea
24. Here you can find a real truck
25. Supposed to be relaxing but it’s actually terrifying