(Science shows us animal life likely began from the waters)
Why don't we see the word made or created in Day 3.
Simply, God said Let the Earth... and the Earth did. How did plants come then if not from made or created? from the Earth, a natural process. Why? because God spoke. Why not use bara -created or asha-made. That is interesting to me. Before just the command to do and the Earth did. That is all that is needed.
ASAH is used for life that went from water to land, not for water life. This is curious!
(I'd say it was used for planets and then stars because these are the dominate /significant parts of the universe). Everything is either part of a planet or star, or empty space, or a fundamental particle. Empty space and the particles were already addressed in Genesis 1:1.
This doesn't mean water life does not feel physical pain (see my theory of consciousness tab, but they do not have a biological part of the brain required for emotional processes, and they do not form emotional bonds with friends and family. They do not show emotional responses and attachments. They do show physical pain!
Mankind is both asah and bara. So something else is added naturally and something else is added spiritually.
For myself, I see the next physical addition in our mental/intellectual processes. Everything was made and experienced physical pain, and then when animals reached land they now experienced emotional pain (asah) and when animals become homo sapiens they now experience mental pains (asah). It is because of our frontal brain, which other apes do not have, that we are able to suffer mentally/intellectually in such large capacity, in my opinion. Each level of suffering and joy added in each additional use of Asah.
female and male in Day 6.