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Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday 2/21

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Emma the Whale's Call to Action Against Microplastics

A Gentle Giant's Plea: Saving Our Seas from the Microplastic Tide

In the tranquil waters of the ocean, where the majestic whales roam, Emma the Whale, our Caring Chef, stirs a story that resonates with the rhythm of the waves. It's a narrative woven from the depths of her wisdom, as she grapples with a hidden adversary—microplastics.

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday 2/7

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday 2/7

Shelly the Sea Turtle - The Guardian of the Deep

Introduction

In the vast, blue expanse of our oceans, where life flourishes in every corner, Shore Buddies Shelly the Sea Turtle embarks on a critical mission. Known for her graceful swims through coral havens, Shelly isn't just another marine inhabitant; she's a guardian. Today, we share her story and her battle against a silent threat - abandoned fishing gear.

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday 12/13

A Shore Buddies Tale
The Tale of Shore Buddies and the Fight Against Plastic Pollution Welcome to another edition of Wisdom Wednesday, where we blend storytelling with ...

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday 12/6

Shore Buddies Stephen Seagull Saving the Ocean From Plastic

Stephen Seagull's Coastal Chronicles: A Seabird's Perspective on Plastic Pollution

Ahoy, fellow beach lovers! Stephen Seagull here, ready to dive into the depths of a crucial issue - ocean plastic pollution. Join me in safeguarding our coastal havens from the ever-growing threat of litter and pollution.

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday 11/22

Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday 11/22

Wisdom Wednesday with Emma the Whale: Navigating the Waves of Microplastic Awareness

Ahoy, dear Ocean Enthusiast!

It's Wisdom Wednesday, and I'm Emma, the Whale from Shore Buddies. Today, let me take you on a journey through the vast blue expanse of our oceans, where I've swum through waves, witnessed wonders, and sadly, observed the growing concern of microplastics affecting marine life, especially my fellow whales.

Shore Buddies Ocean Wisdom Wednesday | Dolphin Facts

Shore Buddies Ocean News Wisdom Wednesday Dolphin Facts
Dolphins are incredibly intelligent animals. They have been seen using tools, in the form of sponges, to protect their snouts while looking for food. They are also able to identify each other based on their signature whistle sounds. Just as each dolphin has a signature sound, they also each have unique dorsal fins which can be helpful in identifying them.

Wisdom Wednesday | Whales

Two whales swimming side by side. Photo by Amy Mercer.
There are two main groups of whales: baleen whales and toothed whales. Baleen whales have fibrous baleen plates in their mouths that allow them to filter larger quantities of krill, plankton, and crustaceans. These plates are made out of keratin, which is the same protein that forms human fingernails and hair.

Wisdom Wednesday | Dolphins

Wisdom Wednesday | Dolphins
Dolphins love humans! This is no coincidence as they are quite similar to us with their chattiness and intelligence! They are one of the few species that can recognize themselves in the mirror and use basic tools for protection.

Wisdom Wednesday | Humpback Whales

A Humpback whale swims through the ocean. Photo by @creationscape on Instagram.
When a Humpback whale is born, it can weigh up to 2,000 pounds and reach up to 15 feet in length. These young whales, called calves, stay with their mothers to nurse for anywhere between 6 to 10 months, until they are about 24 to 27 feet long. 

Wisdom Wednesday | Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber

Wisdom Wednesday | Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber
Tiger Tail Sea Cucumbers are the largest sea cucumber in the Western Atlantic. They feed on algae and detritus. Juveniles often mimic sea slugs by crawling around on the bottom slowly filtering sand through their tentacles to gather food. Once older, they can spread their tentacles above them to capture plankton. A number of sea cucumbers feed nocturnally while others feed by day. Sea cucumbers often attract hitch-hikers like shrimps and crabs that crawl over their skin. As a means of defence sea cucumbers can expel their intestines or respiratory organs in the form of sticky threads, but these can quickly regenerate

Wisdom Wednesday | Picasso Triggerfish

Wisdom Wednesday | Picasso Triggerfish
“While the fish in this photo appears to be sitting there allowing me to take his photo it was quite the contrary. He came up at me from the sandy bottom with such intent and speed that I couldn't believe I managed to get him in the frame, let alone having him and is grumpy face in focus!” Picasso Triggerfish vocalizes using a "grunting" sound.

Wisdom Wednesday | Rockfish

image of a rockfish by Steve Peletz
Some rockfish can live to be 100 years or older. Most Rockfish grow very slowly and don’t reproduce until they are at least 10 years old. Believe it or not, rockfish are aged accurately by analyzing the bones in their ears! Some species of rockfish are very territorial and may stay at a ‘home site’ for years. Rockfish often extend their dorsal spines and lean towards an approaching threat.  If this defensive posture fails to discourage an approaching threat, most rockfish will then head for nearby cover. Rockfish have air bladders which allow them to float motionless in the water column. This helps them to sneak up on prey very quietly to strike.