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Wisdom Wednesday 9/18/2019

Globe Fish image from Instagram
When pufferfish are threatened, they can take in so much air inside their stomachs that they bloat and turn into large, perfect balls up to three times larger!

Wisdom Wednesday 9/11/2019

Golden Cuttlefish image from Instagram
Despite their name, cuttlefish are not fish but molluscs, and there are over 120 species of cuttlefish. Cuttlefish have eight arms and two tentacles. Both the tentacles and arms have suckers.

Wisdom Wednesday 9/04/2019

Moray Eel image from Instagram
The wolf eel (though similar to the Moray Eel) is not a true eel, but part of the Anarhichadidae family of “wolf fishes”. Wolf-eels can grow up to 8 feet long

Wisdom Wednesday 8/28/2019

Coral reef Instagram photo
Known as “rainforests of the sea,” coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean but are home to almost 25% of all known marine species!

Wisdom Wednesday 4/24/2019

Kelp forest with fishies

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

Mermaid Hannah Fraser with Shore Buddies Sammy the Seal

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

Emily Penn of eXXpedition

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!

Wisdom Wednesday 01/16/2019

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday Coral Reef

Wisdom Wednesday

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....

Wisdom Wednesday 09/01/2019

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Wisdom Wednesday

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

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday protecting coral reefs

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....

Wisdom Wednesday-12/5/18

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Wisdom Wednesday

Did you know there are three types of reefs? Barrier reefs, fringing reefs, and atolls....

Wisdom Wednesday-11/28/18

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Wisdom Wednesday-11/28/18

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!