Certain animals get seared into the memories of aquarists, particularly a 20 meter long worm.
Dr. Shimek seeks to learn the secrets of whelks placing their eggs in the vicinity of anemones in the Northeast Pacific.
I was doomed from the get-go. My really formative years were during the post-Sputnik era, when I discovered speculative or science-fiction literature. As a result, I would have given anything to be able to travel to other, vastly different, worlds.