How was this sea effect created? I tried googling for images but that was hopeless. I tried searching for things like "photoshop sea plugin" (and numerous other variations) but that was equally hopeless. I think it is a great effect and I would love to know how it was done.
Ocean Ripple filter, located in Filter > Filter Gallery > Distort
I drew some random water, made up of varying shades of blue (more colors = more detail)
Tweak your filter settings
Not exact, but it's a good starting point. This took me about 2-3 minutes, so with more effort, you can get better results.