Currently, a sequin is a small disk used for ornamentation in a dress or a costume.  Back in the thirteenth century it was a gold coin from Venice, Malta or Turkey.  Imagination carries me further back.

To a sailor on evening watch fascinated by the sunset on the water.  The combination dances and sparkles.  The footsteps of some lighter being.  Our man names the creatures Seaquins.  Darkness overtakes his fantasies but the memory and the idea make it ashore.  He has discovered a race and coined a name.  One coin makers will find a more practical use for.  Only to loose it to the designers of fashion.   Who clean up the spelling.

The story may not be real but it suits today’s clip a lot better than a more clinical explanation ever could.  Please join me for two minutes of a sunset along Alaska’s Inside Passage.  Allow me to introduce you to the Seaquins.


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Producers of SlowTV. Scenic videos that use light and motion to explore the natural world. We make them, watch them and enjoy sharing them. Please watch and comment.
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