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Photo credit: Lori Stokoe

Attend the Sustainable Seafood Expo Oct. 2!

For anyone who lives in the greater Los Angeles area and loves food and/or the ocean, the Sustainable Seafood Expo on Oct. 2 from noon to 5pm is a great event for you! The event features scrumptious seafood samples, cooking demos, a full cash bar and great educational activities for people of all ages. Plus,… [read more]


Bike helmets should be recyclable

Cleaning the unusable reusable bag bits out of my closet started something (see my last post if you don’t know what I’m talking about). After I tidied one shelf, the rest looked like a disaster so I couldn’t just stop and walk away. I kept at it and I’m happy to say that one side… [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]