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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.

Worried for Cousin Carl!! But a happy ending

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Hi, Sammy here!

I have to say, I was a little worried about what those two legged mammals are doing to cousin Carl, but it turned out they had the right attention...

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-10/17/18

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Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

A coral reef isn’t a “thing”, but a living community! There are more fish living in two acres of a coral reef than there are kinds of birds in ALL of North America! Even though the base corals seem stationary and cannot move around....

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...

Wisdom Wednesday - 9/18/18

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Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

Fish have been on the earth for more than 450 million years. Fish were well established long before dinosaurs roamed the earth. ... There are more species of fish than all the species of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals combined.

Stephen is so proud of 4th graders in Lawrence, KS

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Stephen is so proud of 4th graders in Lawrence, KS

Hello, Ocean Friends! Stephen Seagull here! Have you heard about the 4th graders that sparked a discussion about the merits and costs of banning single-use plastics in their city in Kansas?

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...

Wisdom Wednesday-8/15/18

Wisdom Wednesday-8/15/18
Did you know the majority of life on the planet is considered aquatic? Since most of the Earth is covered by oceans, it makes sense that marine species...

Wisdom Wednesday-8/8/18

Wisdom Wednesday-8/8/18
The ocean is an incredibly vast body of water. Its expansive size allows for thousands of species of plants and animals...