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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

Aaron Westbrook of Form5 Prosthetics Inc. with Shore Buddies Finn the Dolphin

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!

Wisdom Wednesday 5/8/2019

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Wisdom Wednesday

Oceans can be divided into three different zones which are distinguished based on the amount of sunlight they receive. Ninety percent of the ocean is completely dark and receives no sunlight. This zone is known as the midnight zone....

Wisdom Wednesday 5/1/2019

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Wisdom Wednesday

The ocean is made of saltwater. This salt comes from the rocks on land that gets swept into the ocean. The ocean is more salty in tropical areas because the Sun evaporates more of the water there leaving more salt in the ocean....

Wisdom Wednesday 4/24/2019

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Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

Between 70 and 80 percent of our planet’s oxygen we breathe is produced by marine plants, mainly marine algae, in the ocean. Although humans cannot survive drinking salt water, many creatures in the oceans and seas rely on salt water for their existence. It is possible to...

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Hannah Fraser

Mermaid Hannah Fraser with Shore Buddies Sammy the Seal

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!

Wisdom Wednesday 4/17/2019

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Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

Salt content in water can differ within the same body of water. It is less salty where fresh water runoff mixes into the ocean or sea, typically from a river or melting glacier. It’s even possible to find...

Wisdom Wednesday 4/10/2019

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Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

A beach that remains undisturbed by modern human influences (such as nearby houses, resorts, shops, camps or hotels) is often called a wild beach. These beaches are better able to maintain their structure and...

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!

Wisdom Wednesday 04/03/2019

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Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

Most beaches are found on the coast, where wave action, currents, tides and seawater rises continuously rework and shape the sediment. As a result, beaches are usually regarded as dynamic, natural phenomenon. Because of this....

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.