Under the Sea

by / on January 22, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Cute, Furry, and Catalytic: Sea Otters

In 2009, a lone sea otter appeared on the Oregon Coast, where they’d been extinct since 1906. It floated twenty yards from the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay for a few days, and then vanished. Unfortunately for marine biologists, […]

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by / on January 19, 2015 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

The Aquatic Kings Of The Jungle: Tiger Sharks

A biological garbage disposal by every sense, the tiger shark is a marvel of the open oceans. And consuming anything from the carapaces of sea turtles to the adipose tissue of a decomposing humpback whale, it’s a well-deserved moniker. In […]

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

The Fish We Can’t Forget―Dory, the Royal Blue Tang 

Finding Nemo wasn’t just Pixar’s most lucrative film to-date—it introduced movie goers to an aquatic realm. Allusions to anemones and food-chain factoids danced around the plot-line like grains of sand, freshly disturbed by an oceanic current. And how could anyone […]

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by / on November 6, 2014 at 12:00 pm / in Under the Sea

Masters of Camouflage: Pygmy Seahorses

The Pygmy Seahorse is the chameleon of the ocean. Its tiny body (about the size of a paperclip) is capable of changing color and  forming textured tubercles that allow it to look identical to coral.  This survival tactic might have allowed the Pygmy Seahorse to stay […]

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by / on October 24, 2014 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Keep the Beach Feel Going All Year Long

For fun in the sun lovers, the winter can be a dreary time. Cabin fever easily sets in and day-dreaming about that next big wave, paddle around the cove, or ride on a jet ski ensues. Luckily, there are a […]

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by / on October 18, 2014 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Alien Sea Creature

Ong Han Boon was fishing for something to eat for lunch off the coast of Singapore (by the island of Sentosa) when something usual stumbled onto his line. It’s a creature unlike any other, but most importantly something I don’t think Ong was […]

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by / on October 16, 2014 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Wasting Away in Sea Star-ville

Sea stars are iconic coastal creatures. They’re colorful and cling to rocks and mussel beds all along the coast. Everyone loves them. But sea stars are dying out. And nobody really knows why. “Sea Star Wasting Syndrome” has gotten the […]

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by / on September 19, 2014 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

8 Things You Should Know About Gray Whales

They migrate up and down the Pacific Coast, moving north or south along the shore throughout the year. If you’ve visited the Pacific Coast, you may have seen a few. Here’s what’s truly interesting about these 35-ton hunks of blubber […]

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by / on August 22, 2014 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

What To Do If You Spot a Shark While Swimming

It’s a glorious summer day. You’re out cooling off in the ocean, when something suddenly feels a little off. You can’t quite put your finger on it…like something is watching you. Off in the distance, there’s a flash from the […]

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by / on August 5, 2014 at 5:00 am / in Under the Sea

Amazing Ocean Wildlife Facts

As humans live their life day-to-day on land, most often forget that life under the sea is a spectacular wonder. However, the ocean and its sea creature residents sometime have a harder life than humans in terms of survival. Be […]

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