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Wisdom Wednesday | Sea Turtles

Wisdom Wednesday | Sea Turtles
Land turtles and sea turtles are very different.  For example, sea turtles can’t hide in their shells from predators as land ones do.  They also have boat-rudder-like legs to help them steer in the water as they swim.  

Gulf of Mexico

For those who don’t know, The Gulf of Mexico is part of the Atlantic Ocean and is largely surrounded by the North American continent.  This particular body of water, along with all that encompasses our ocean is critical for our survival along with all our other friends who make up the sea. 

Finn and Sammy’s Preach to Keep Our Oceans Clean

Finn and Sammy’s Preach to Keep Our Oceans Clean
While we are surely gloriously riding the wave of sweet summertime, it is no surprise to us that we are experiencing some unintended consequences in our oceans which are all a bit too familiar.

Wisdom Wednesday | Manta Rays

Wisdom Wednesday | Manta Rays
Unlike their cousin, the stingray, manta rays are completely harmless with their tiny teeth and dormant tail.  Additionally, they have the largest brain-to-body ratio of any fish, making them arguably one of the smartest in the sea!

Weekly Newsletter | Finn the Dolphin

Weekly Newsletter | Finn the Dolphin

It is Finn the dolphin here this week, coming to you live from our bright blue sea. I haven’t checked in with you all lately, but lately in my life I have been enjoying the heat of summer. The extra hot air has made the ocean of ours extra refreshing. I’ve been playing with all my other aquatic brothers and sisters, however, we have been running into some problems out in the blue. 

Wisdom Wednesday | Seagulls

Wisdom Wednesday | Seagulls
Aside from their eating habits, seagulls possess other unique characteristics different from many animals, including the ability to drink both fresh water and saltwater.  They even have a superpower-like ability to hover over bridges and absorb energy from the heat of paved roadways! 

Weekly Newsletter | Sammy the Seal

Sammy the Seal
Remember that together, all of us can make a difference. Check out a Sammy the Seal toy or Keychain this week and get 15% off your purchase! AND, remember, with the purchase of any and every Shore Buddies, $1 goes to the Ocean. Now that is fun!

Weekly Newsletter | San Diego Rotary Club

The Shore Buddies founder is doing important and awesome things! On July 15, 2021, Malte was invited to speak at the San Diego Rotary Club. This club is just a branch that belongs to a much larger service organization called Rotary International.

Wisdom Wednesday | Orcas

Wisdom Wednesday | Orcas
Known as the “killer whale,” orcas are classified as apex predators because no other sea creatures actively hunt them.  Some animals they eat include different types of fish, seals, squid, and even large animals like whales and the great white shark! 

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 | Coral Reefs

Wisdom Wednesday | Coral Reefs
Did you know some coral reefs are THOUSANDS of years old?! Although they only take up 1% of the ocean floor, our coral reefs provide 25% of marine life a place to live.

Wisdom Wednesday | Crabs

Kelp crab in seaweed
With tastebuds on their feet, crabs eat both meat and plants making them what we call omnivores. The average life of a crab may be short, lasting up to 3 to 4 years, but don’t worry because there are over 4,500 species of them!