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Wisdom the Albatross Has Hatched a New Chick!

Hello, I’m Wisdom, a Laysan Albatross. I have exciting news! My chick has just hatched after about 2 months of incubation. My life partner, Akeakamai, and I have alternated sitting on the egg and feeding out at sea. The average … Continue reading

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Meet Cooper the Copepod & Learn About Microplastics

Hi! I’m Cooper the Copepod. What is a Copepod? Well, I am a tiny animal that is part of the plankton. Plankton are the microscopic plants and animals that make up the base of the food chain in the ocean. … Continue reading

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Why Jellyfish May Become the “Cockroaches of the Sea”

While jellyfish (referred to as jellies for rest of this post since they are not “fish”) have been painted by public aquariums to be moving and floating masterpieces, the ocean itself has a different viewpoint on them. If the oceans … 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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Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day in California

I’m Tuga, and I’m a Pacific leatherback sea turtle. Today in California (October 15) is Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle Conservation Day (note: it officially starts in 2013)! That is because I am now California’s official marine reptile! To boot, earlier … Continue reading

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The Endangered Animals of Finding Nemo: Green Sea Turtles

Did you know that 1 out of 6 animals featured in the movie, Finding Nemo, are endangered? Meet one of them, the green sea turtle: My name’s Crash. You may know my older bro Crush, dude, and my little nephew … Continue reading

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Alby the Albatross and Plastic, Plastic Everywhere in the Ocean

That picture is not me, thank goodness. My name is Alby the Albatross, and it is nice to meet you. That was an albatross chick who most likely died from eating too much plastic. Hundreds of thousands of dead albatross … Continue reading

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