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Wisdom Wednesday | Whale Sharks

Image of Whale Shark by Instagram user Amy Mercer
Whale sharks are filter feeders that eat plankton through their gills for much of their nourishment. They also eat squid, krill, and small fish. A whale shark can process more than 6,000 liters of water an hour through its gills. Whale sharks are in no way related to whales. Although they are sharks, they are very docile. A whale shark’s mouth is at the very front of its head—as opposed to the underside of the head like most sharks.

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.

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...