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Wisdom Wednesday 6/24/20

Photo of playful Humpback Whales by Instagram user Jill (@jillma2sh21)
Humpback Whales are known to be one of the most playful and acrobatic whales on earth. Of all cetaceans, the Humpback Whale seems to be the most athletic, impressing observers with breaching, spy hopping and other playful behaviours. They can be seen laying on their side "pec slapping", raising their large pectoral fins straight out of the water and slapping it hard against the surface. They are often seen swimming like this, passing vessels close by, but ignoring them.

Another whale found with a belly full of plastic

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Another whale found with a belly full of plastic

Hey Guys, Emma here,

In Italy, they found the carcass of a pregnant sperm whale last week that had 49 pounds (22 kilograms) of plastic in her stomach. I keep telling you, the plastic situation is out of control.

Don't give up buddy! The Ocean needs you!

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Don't give up buddy! The Ocean needs you!

About the Ocean Clean Up project... They launched last September from San Francisco and headed out to the Pacific Garbage Patch. Now they are out there in the Pacific Ocean and some people already claim it as a failure. This is just not fair and I just want to take a stand here for founder Boyan Slat real quick. You are on the right track buddy; Keep going!!

Emma the whale explains hurricanes

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Emma the whale explains hurricanes 

Hello, fellow ocean friends, Emma here! Today I want to talk to you about hurricanes. You know that hurricanes destroy houses, buildings, cars, and power lines. But have you ever wondered what happens to us Shore Buddies when they pass overhead? Well...

The biggest Ocean Clean Up ever launched

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The biggest Ocean Clean Up ever launched

Emma here! Today I am excited to tell you about the launch of "The Ocean Cleanup". You might have read my previous article about this initiative and how it could help to resolve the issue of the great pacific garbage patch.

How Shore Buddies Taught Me To Be More Sustainable

How Shore Buddies Taught Me To Be More Sustainable
 For the past seven months, I have learned a great deal about myself and the impact I have on my environment. Growing up in Florida...

Emma congratulates Volvo Ocean Race sailors on joining the fight!

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Emma congratulates Volvo Ocean Race sailors on joining the fight! Hello friends, I’m Emma the Whale! Remember back in May, there was a boat race across Point Nemo in the Pacific Ocean? Two yachts were horrified at the amount of plastic in the water...

Emma brings bad news from the deepest and most remote locations on Earth

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Emma brings bad news from the deepest and most remote locations on Earth

Ocean Friends, I am afraid I have bad news. I heard through the wave-line there is plastic and other trash both in the Mariana Trench and at Point Nemo. My human friends...