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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 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.

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Aaron Westbrook

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Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Aaron Westbrook

Welcome back to Stephen Seagull’s interview corner! This week for our Ocean Hero, I would like to introduce someone who developed a passion and turn that into a career! This Ocean Hero started up his own nonprofit that not only helps people, but saves the environment in the process!

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Hannah Fraser

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Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Hannah Fraser

I have been actively campaigning for 20 years to END the shark fin & manta gill ray trade, and cetacean slaughter by showing people that these animals are intelligent, interactive, largely harmless, and invaluable to the balance of the eco system that we depend upon for life on this planet.

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Orion Shearer

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Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Orion Shearer

Hello again fellow ocean lovers! I’m Stephen Seagull and I’m back for more Ocean Hero of the Week news! This week I am so excited to introduce you to an incredible 9 year old boy who took matters into his own hands to help the ocean! He didn’t like all the plastic cans and bottles he saw in the environment and decided to take a stand!

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Emily Penn

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Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Emily Penn

I’m Stephen Seagull, and I’m ready to bring you a whaley good Ocean Hero this week! This amazing person has been involved in reducing plastic pollution for over a decade! That’s longer than I can fly by a long shot! Since the beginning, she has founded her own organization and touched so many people along the way!

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.

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Emi Koch

Emi Koch with Shore Buddies Finn the Dolphin

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Emi Koch

Me, myself, and I, Sir Stephen Seagull has brought to you Stephen’s Interview Corner! Even better, I’m back with our Ocean Hero of the Week. Are you ready for this dolphinetly great person? This time I bring you San Diego local Emi Koch! She started as a surfer and developed her passion for the ocean and its animal life. This led her to help create a nonprofit, but do you know which one?