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Wisdom Wednesday 10/09/2019

gibberfish photo from Instagram user @mpophotography
Not much information is found on Gibberfish due to their rarity. The Gibberichthyidae, also known as gibberfishes, are a small family of deep  seastephanoberyciform fish containing a single genus and two species.

Wisdom Wednesday 10/02/2019

Rockfish image from Instagram user 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.

Wisdom Wednesday 9/25/2019

Tiger Tail Sea Cucumber photo from Instagram
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.

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!

Rallying against single use plastic

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Shore Buddies stands up for Ocean Animals and against plastic

Shore Buddies supports and rallies in favor of companion bills SB54 & AB1080 in Sacramento, California. These two ambitious companion bills will reduce the amount of product waste by decreasing single-use packaging and plastic products sold in California. This would be a huge step towards a circular economy.

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 8/21/2019

seastar or starfish
They have a very interesting way of eating...When Starfish capture prey, they have tiny suction cups to grab ahold of their food. Then their stomach exits their mouth to digest the food, and reenters the body when they’re done eating.

Wisdom Wednesday 8/14/2019

Wisdom Wednesday shark photo for Shore Buddies
Aging a shark is similar to aging a tree - scientists age sharks by counting the rings on their vertebrae.

Wisdom Wednesday 8/07/2019

Stephen Seagull of Shore Buddies
Seagulls are very intelligent birds. They use bread crumbs to attract fish and produce rain-like sound with their feet to attract earthworms hidden under the ground

Ocean Hero of the Week: Justin Sather

Justin Sather of For the Love of Frogs with Shore Buddies Stephen Seagull

Ocean Hero of the Week: Justin Sather

Justin started selling toy frogs around the neighborhood. He recognized that incorporating science with art inspired others to listen. Through frog art and his own frog-themed shoes, his message quickly expanded from one neighbor to the next and increased through social media partnerships. As he raised awareness, he also raised thousands of dollars.

His first $2,000 was donated to Save the Frogs! non-profit. Justin’s passion for the wetlands grew and he set up local cleanups and donated hundreds of gloves. On his 8th birthday, he invited his friends to the Ballona Wetlands to pick invasive weeds and discuss the harms of plastic pollution.