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Shop for the oceans this holiday season

It’s that time of year when holiday shopping is all the rage. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the onslaught of holiday deals. But instead of spending all your money at the usual department stores or online corporations, spread a little ocean love by shopping at and donating to your favorite ocean organization. Many nonprofits have… [read more]

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Go see the movie Pelican Dreams

I had the chance to see the new movie Pelican Dreams and it was a delight! The movie opens with a huge traffic jam on the Golden Gate bridge caused by a lone California brown pelican standing in the middle of the road. The bird won’t budge until a rescuer steps forward and then the… [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]

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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]

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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]