Tag Archives: global warming

How Seals are Affected By Climate Change

Ah, polar bears get all the attention because of the ice caps melting due to global warming, but there wouldn’t be any polar bears if us ice seals weren’t around to feed them! Not that I want to be polar … Continue reading

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The Endangered Animals of Finding Nemo: Clownfish

Did you know that 1 in 6 animals featured in Finding Nemo is endangered? Here’s one that may soon be listed as endangered: Hi, I’m Nemo! In school today Mr. Ray told us that clownfish might become an endangered species. … Continue reading

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Polar Bears, Polar Ice Caps Melting, and Global Warming

Hello, my name is Ursula. I am a polar bear. While it is flattering to be the poster “animal” for global warming, it just plain sucks to be a polar bear in this day and age. Don’t get me wrong, … Continue reading

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Meet Bolt, a Humboldt or Jumbo Squid

In honor of October 10, Squid and Cuttlefish Day during Cephalopod Awareness Days, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Bolt. I am a Humboldt squid, or jumbo squid. It always amuses me that humans are so frightened … Continue reading

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Ollie the Octopus on International Cephalopod Awareness Days and the State of the Oceans

Wow, it’s already International Cephalopod Awareness Days again! (see my post from last year’s Octopus Day about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch Here are the Cephalopod Awareness Days we are celebrating: October 8 is Octopus Day (my favorite!), October 9 … Continue reading

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Ollie the Octopus on Coral Bleaching & the Great Barrier Reef

Ollie the octopus here. I’m back to talk about more pressing problems that our oceans are facing. I previously covered ocean acidification and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Today I wanted to discuss a recent study I was told about … Continue reading

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How Sea Otters Fight Global Warming

The simple answer is that sea otters are a keystone species that eat the sea urchins who graze on kelp. The kelp then flourishes and sequesters (sucks up) carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. So sea otters indirectly fight global warming. … Continue reading

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Terry the Pteropod on Ocean Acidification

Hello, my name is Terry and I’m a pteropod.  What exactly is a pteropod?  Well, I’m also called a sea butterfly and I have been described as a “coffee bean with wings.”  What I really am is a marine snail … Continue reading

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