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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.

Wisdom Wednesday 03/27/2019

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Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

Sand can be mixed with water to make concrete, a tough material which can be used in buildings to help support the structure. It can also be used to make bricks or sand castles. When mixed with water sand will become mud...

Wisdom Wednesday 03/20/2019

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Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

Sand is made from large boulders being broken apart by wind or rocks. They get smaller and smaller until they reach the beach or a low lying area. It is defined by size, being finer than gravel and coarser than silt....

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?

Wisdom Wednesday 03/13/2019

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Shore Buddies Wisdom Wednesday

Coral reefs are home to more than 25% of marine life. Because of so much plastic in our oceans, it’s no surprise that more than 50% of sea turtles have consumed plastic...

Sammy of Shore Buddies Talks Trader Joe's Phasing Out Plastic

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Sammy of Shore Buddies talks Trader Joe's Phasing Out Plastic

Trader Joe's has made a commitment to improve their packaging by replacing all single-use plastics and styrofoam trays with biodegradable, compostable alternatives! Trader Joe's spokesperson and representative released that “while most of the plastic in our packaging has the highest recyclability acceptance rate in the U.S., reducing the amount of plastic packaging in our stores is another important focus of our sustainability.”

Wisdom Wednesday 03/06/2019

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Wisdom Wednesday

It’s been found that at least 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans every year. That’s like emptying one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. The average US citizen uses 167 plastic bottles each year, but only 25% get recycled. Also not recycled much is the most common forms of plastic pollution in the ocean; cigarette butts, plastic bags, fishing gear, and food and beverage containers...

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Ryan Hickman

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Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Ryan Hickman

Welcome to Stephen’s Interview Corner! I’m Stephen Seagull and I’m back with our new Ocean Hero of the Week! This week, I’m very proud to introduce you all to the recycling hero himself, Ryan Hickman. I thought I liked to fly high and shoot for the stars, but this amazing young man is flying past me! He can’t walk past trash without picking it up and making an impact on the environment around him.

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Marc Ward

Marc Ward helping keep oceans clean with Shore Buddies Shelly the Sea Turtle

Shore Buddies Ocean Hero of the Week: Marc Ward

Stephen Seagull Interview partner.pngHi, Stephen here. Marc Ward is one of the greatest protectors of my dear friend, Shelly the Sea Turtle. Through his adventures, he developed quite a passion for marine life in realizing just how important they are to our oceans. His love for turtles drove him to help create Sea Turtles Forever, a program that dedicated everything they had to protecting sea turtles from all the problems they can face. 

Wisdom Wednesday 02/27/2019

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Wisdom Wednesday

Did you know you can identify the sex of a turtle by the sounds they make? The temperature when incubated determines the sex of the embryo. Cooler temperatures produce males whereas warmer temperatures produce females. You can also...