This book met all my expectations, which were very high. For a man to vividly describe wonders not even bothered to be researched even by the US Navy. is utterly superb. I see most people do bore with many of the animalia classifications, but isn't that just what the ocean is? I am twenty two years old and haven't read this book for any reason beyond the chase of knowledge, and i must say, i am now a deity compared to what I knew before. The ending was no less magnificent, and only fitting. Maybe one day a author can take up where Verne left off, almost utterly impossible, but how much depths were unexplored, even in the book?