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Wisdom Wednesday - Valentine's Day Edition

Wisdom Wednesday - Valentine's Day Edition

Wisdom Wednesday - Valentine's Day Edition

Sea Otter Fact -  To keep from drifting apart while they snooze, sea otters often sleep holding paws

California is moving forward to ban plastic straws

California is moving forward to ban plastic straws

California is moving forward to ban plastic straws

Assemblyman Ian Calderon introduced a Bill which would require dine-in restaurants to have a straws-upon-request only policy. Hopefully this new procedure at restaurants which lead to a change in consumer behavior.

Wisdom Wednesday - 2/7/2018

Wisdom Wednesday - 2/7/2018

Wisdom Wednesday - 2/7/2018

Did you know that 94 percent of life on Earth is aquatic? That makes us land-dwellers a very small minority....

Project Route USA: Up-cycling marine litter into art

Project Route USA: Up-cycling marine litter into art

Project Route USA: Up-cycling marine litter into art

Although they do not make stuffed animals from recycled plastic bottles, they allow the students to create sea monsters using actual marine litter they get from the beach cleanups.

Wisdom Wednesday - 1/31/2018

Wisdom Wednesday - 1/31/2018

Wisdom Wednesday - 1/31/2018

It is believed that life in the ocean began approximately 3.1 to 3.4 billion years ago, and life on land began approximately only 400 million years ago....

Youth leads route to plastic bag ban in Bahamas

Youth leads route to plastic bag ban in Bahamas

Youth leads route to plastic bag ban in Bahamas

When we learned that the environment department of the Bahamas is working on a ban of plastic bags for 2018, we were extremely happy! Even better, it is the youth who came up with the proposal

Wisdom Wednesday - 1/24/2018

Wisdom Wednesday - 1/24/2018
Wisdom Wednesday - 1/24/2018 Coral has been used as bone grafts to help human bones heal quicker! Corals are not plants. They're actually animals a...

First winter rain closes beaches in Southern California

First winter rain closes beaches in Southern California

First winter rain closes beaches in Southern California

Urban runoff. It is still one of the main contributors to ocean pollution and the single biggest threat to water quality in coastal communities. After every rain, most Southern California beaches are closed for up to 72 hours because of urban runoff.

Ocean plastic is killing sea turtles

Ocean plastic is killing sea turtles

Ocean plastic is killing sea turtles

A new study published in the journal Endangered Species Research on December 11, 2017 confirms; hundreds of sea turtles die every year after getting tangled in trash – such as plastic ‘six pack’ holders and discarded fishing gear – in oceans and on beaches.

Wisdom Wednesday - 12/20/2017

Wisdom Wednesday - 12/20/2017

Wisdom Wednesday - 12/20/2017

A crab’s teeth is in it’s stomach. Crabs greatly vary in size. Smallest species, Pea Crab, reaches from 0.27 to 0.47 inches in length. Largest species....

Nurseries ban glitter this Christmas drive for cleaner oceans

Nurseries ban glitter this Christmas drive for cleaner oceans

Nurseries ban glitter this Christmas drive for cleaner oceans

A group of nurseries in southern England banned the use of glitter among its 2,500 children to reduce the amount of microplastics entering the Oceans. 

What can we learn from the world's oldest animal about our Oceans?

What can we learn from the world's oldest animal about our Oceans?

What can we learn from the world's oldest animal about our Oceans?

Researches from Cardiff University, UK conducted a study of the longest-living animal on Earth, the quahog clam. Researchers are gaining insights from the study into the history of our oceans.