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waves of gratitude

Waves of gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving! This is the perfect day to say thanks to everyone who donated to my Crowdrise campaign for the StartingBloc fellowship program. Thanks to your generosity, I will be going in February 2016 and I’m really looking forward to it! Also, thanks to all my Ocean Wild Things readers, I appreciate your support and… [read more]

StartingBloc group shot

StartingBloc Fellowship

I have exciting news to share…I applied for the StartingBloc LA ’16 Institute and was accepted! It’s this really cool program that brings people together who want to change the world and helps them make amazing things happen. I had to fill out a lengthy application to prove my worthiness and I’m pretty stoked about… [read more]

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Photo credit: Pelagos Cetacean Research Insitute / A. Frantzis

Sperm whale: death by 100 plastic bags

Since my celebratory post last week on the City of Los Angeles plastic bag ban, this gruesome photo came to my attention. For those of you out there who still aren’t convinced that banning plastic bags is a good idea, then you must take a really good look at this photo of 100 plastic bags… [read more]

Sand dollar

7 swinging sand dollar facts

The sand dollar or Dendraster excentricus is one animal that continues to surprise me every time I see it. Long before I started learning about the ocean and marine life, I remember seeing faded-white sand dollar shells (former sand dollar endoskeletons) and not thinking much of them. Now I find sand dollars fascinating because they… [read more]

Humpback whale's mouth featuring baleen

List of baleen whales

I received a website request for the names of five baleen whales, most likely for a school project. Then I realized, I’ve probably never listed all the baleen whales! Then I started flipping through all my whale books and wouldn’t you know it, every list is slightly different. So I decided to stick with the… [read more]