There’s a specific reason why swaths of crowds swarm the beach every summer. Humans are naturally attracted to oceans, shores, and large bodies of water. In fact, it’s embedded in our survival instincts to pursue areas with loud, crashing waves and deep waters. As humans evolved from apes, they moved from forests and settled on nearby beaches and rivers all the while maintaining a marine diet. This diet of fish, clams, and crabs provided a surplus of omega-3 fatty acids which were necessary to promote brain cell growth. Scientists have also discovered a link between the amount of fish consumed in ounces per week and rates of depression. It seems as though our attachment to the ocean is rooted deep within our intrinsic nature to obtain abundance and secure survival. Phenomenons such as these go to show that although the human race has evolved exponentially far from our primate ways, humans will still find a way to enjoy the simple, basic beauties of life.