The Children of Sea Nomads Have Eyes Like Dolphins
nomad: a person who does not have a fixed home and moves from place to place, often in search of food or other resources
The Moken people are a nomadic people living on the water in Southeast Asia. Their children learn how to swim before they even learn to walk. They need to help their families by diving deep into the sea to find food. These kids have special underwater abilities. They can slow their heartbeat. This helps them hold their breath for twice as long as the average person. Their eyes also work differently underwater. When going underwater the pupils of our eyes expand in response to the darkness. This brings more light into our eyes but also makes our vision blurrier. The pupils of moken children reduce in size making their vision sharper. This is how dolphins’ eyes work underwater.
1. The nomad wandered through the desert, always searching for water and food.
2. There are still some nomadic tribes in the world today, preserving their unique way of life.
3. A digital nomad is a person who works remotely using the internet, allowing them to travel and live in different places without being tied to a fixed workplace.
The ‘sea-nomad’ children who see like dolphins