Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday
Between 70 and 80 percent of our planet’s oxygen we breathe is produced by marine plants, mainly marine algae, in the ocean. Although humans cannot survive drinking salt water, many creatures in the oceans and seas rely on salt water for their existence. It is possible to...
Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Hannah Fraser
I have been actively campaigning for 20 years to END the shark fin & manta gill ray trade, and cetacean slaughter by showing people that these animals are intelligent, interactive, largely harmless, and invaluable to the balance of the eco system that we depend upon for life on this planet.
Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Emily Penn
I’m Stephen Seagull, and I’m ready to bring you a whaley good Ocean Hero this week! This amazing person has been involved in reducing plastic pollution for over a decade! That’s longer than I can fly by a long shot! Since the beginning, she has founded her own organization and touched so many people along the way!
Reefs are an important staple in the fishing industry because of their natural habitat of bait fish, which brings in tuna and other large species. Communities of fish and sea plants, often called villages, appear where there is a coral reef....
Coral reefs are huge helpers in many ways! They can help improve surrounding water quality by acting as a filter that traps floating things in the water. Scientists have found that parts of a coral reef can be harvested to make medications to treat cancers and other illnesses.
Wisdom Wednesday 12/19/2018
Reefs usually grow on the east shore of land masses. The ideal temperature for a coral reef, between 68 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit, is warmer on the eastern shore than the western side because of the sunlight....
Coral reefs help stabilize the sea bed! Reefs give sea plants and grasses a place to thrive! More plants on the sea bed means less impacts from storms and surges!
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