Friday, September 28, 2018

The Best Place On Earth...For A Marine Animal

Sea turtles live in the coastal habitat.

They may not live in nests like birds nor in dens like foxes, but marine animals do have a home.  It's big and wet and salty, and they wouldn't trade it for anything we've got going on land.  The ocean is the best place on earth if you're a marine animal.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ten Fantastic Facts About The Ocean

1.  The ocean is home to an estimated 50-80% of all life on earth.

2.  Very tiny plant organisms called phytoplankton live in the ocean.  They use photosynthesis to produce more than half of all oxygen on the planet.

3.  The ocean contains 96% of all water on earth.  The remaining 4% is freshwater from rivers, lakes, and ice.   

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Feather or Fish?

Watch this video for an amazing treat.

The animal in this video is a fish know as the feather star.  According to Tomasz K. Baumiller, a paleontologist from the University of Michigan, feather stars have been around for about 200 million years.  Now that's a very old fish.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Let's Talk Trash: Ocean Trash

Makeover of Versova Beach in Mumbai, India

It takes a million years for a glass bottle to deteriorate and 450 for a plastic one. That's why the trash problem is getting bigger all the time. Trash is unhealthy for humans and deadly for marine animals.