Articles by: Matt Charnock

by / on December 4, 2015 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

The Glowing Turtle: Hawksbills

Hawksbill sea turtles are amongst the rarest, most endangered marine reptiles in the world. Named after their peculiar short-snouted beak, hawksbills are found in coastal tropical waters of the world’s oceans. Beautiful But Strange Because of their beak, these small turtles […]

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by / on August 31, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

The Celestial Cnidarian: Moon Jellyfish

One of the most common underwater inhabitants you’ll come across while in the ocean is the Moon Jellyfish. These see-through wonders float like a butterfly and sting like a bee—almost quite literally. If you’re swimming along the coast and feel […]

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by / on August 28, 2015 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach

Beach Side Woes: 4 Tips To Ward Off Thieving Seagulls

Seagulls aren’t only a nuisance—they can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. Once these winged thieves get a taste of human food, they will keep coming back for more—normally at your sandwich’s expense. Save yourself and your food with these […]

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by / on May 13, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

The Largest Animals To Ever Exist: Blue Whales

Since the water cup began rippling on the dashboard in 1993, Jurassic Park set a new bar for the public’s perception of massive animals; they’re large, likely ectothermic (cold blooded), and became extinct millions of years ago. And today it’s quite […]

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by / on April 29, 2015 at 5:00 am / in At the Beach

Coastal Currency: Sand Dollars

You’re at a beach-side store in line to purchase an over-priced water bottle, where you find yourself feverishly rummaging the still-wet pockets of your swim suit, hoping to amass enough coins. “That’ll be $4.34 for the 8oz water bottle,” says the […]

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by / on April 22, 2015 at 5:00 am / in From Panama Jack

Doing the World a Favor: Earth Day 2015

Earth Day’s long been communicated to the masses as a temporary cue to adopt environmentally sound practices. But therein lies the problem―they’re, often times, presented in a temporary manner. After all, the vast majority of my fellow millennial would barely […]

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by / on April 10, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

The Modern Family Of The Surf: Seahorse Rearing

Seahorses occupy the shallow, coastal waters of the world’s great tropical reefs. Aside from their quirky appearances, seahorses also exhibit an atypical parenting technique amongst the animal kingdom—and that “technique” is paternal in nature. “Moms, put your hands up! Because […]

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by / on April 8, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Medieval Marvels: Leafy Sea Dragons

In a land of witches and wizards, warlocks and wise men, dragons lurk in the fictional shadows. While the dragons flaunted on HBO don’t exist in reality, our oceans are home to an equally mesmerizing beast; however, you’d be hard-pressed to […]

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by / on April 1, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

A Spiny Coastal Landmine: The Sea Urchins

The starfishes’ spiny cousins, sea urchins are looked at as coastal landmines by majority of beach goers. On misguided step and ouch… And you’ll likely end-up with a few pencil-like souvenirs from your clumsy mistake too. But, aside from their spiky exterior, […]

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by / on March 26, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Straight From A B-rated Monster Flick: The Moray Eels

No, they’re not miniature Krakens. And, no, they’re not limbless ectotherms that just so happen to be entirely aquatic—although those do exist. They are, however, fascinating marine fauna that Hollywood would have a hard time outdoing. Where do you think […]

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