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11 Awesome Facts about the Pacific Ocean!

Five hundred years ago a Spanish Explorer named Vasco Nunez de Balboa was the first to see the Pacific Ocean from the West of America. Here are ten awesome facts about the Pacific Ocean!     The Pacific Ocean is located between Americas to the East of the Pacific Ocean basin and the Asian and…

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The Shark and The Remora Fish – A Unique Relationship!

Relationship form all over the animal kingdom. Sometimes these relationships grow between the most unlikely of pairs! In the animal world, if the relationship benefits both species it is known as a symbiotic relationship. One example of symbiosis is the relationship between sharks and remora fish.   The remora is a small fish that usually…

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Hawaii’s Sea Turtles

Hawaii’s blue waters are home to many beautiful fish and wildlife — including five species of sea turtles. While exploring the ocean you might spot the Green Sea turtle, Hawksbill, Leatherback, Loggerhead, or Olive Ridley. Olive ridleys, Loggerheads and Leatherbacks prefer deep offshore waters. The Green turtle is more easily spotted near shore and can…

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The Importance of our Oceans

Oceans are the world’s most valuable resource. They cover over three-quarters of our planet and hold 97% of the world’s water! Oceans produce more than half of the oxygen in the world’s atmosphere and absorb the most carbon from it. Besides providing the air we breathe and water we drink — oceans also transport important…

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The volcanoes of Hawaii

Hawaii’s history began with volcanoes. The islands themselves were formed from the eruptions over millions of years. The Hawaiian volcanoes were produced by the Hawaiian hot spot, which is presently under the Big Island of Hawaii. Each island itself is formed from at least one primary volcano, however, some were formed from more than one….

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SHARK CONSERVATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

In South Africa, as in many other countries worldwide, the conservation of all our shark species has become a matter of utmost importance. Without the intervention of conservationists, numbers will continue to dwindle, eventually leading to extinction. The plundering of a once abundant wilderness, with little understanding or consideration of the possible consequences, combined with…

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4 Shark Myths Debunked!

1. Sharks Eat Humans: FALSE. While sharks may sometimes attack humans, sharks don’t seek out humans for food. When an attack does occur, it’s most likely that the territorially-minded shark has mistaken the human for its actual prey (a seal, for example). In fact, most of the time, shark bites are actually “exploratory bites” in…

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What Makes a Shark a Shark?

No matter their size, all sharks have similar anatomy. Like other elasmobranchs (a subclass of animals that also includes rays and skates), sharks have skeletons made of cartilage—the hard but flexible material that makes up human noses and ears. This is a defining feature of elasmobranchs, as most fish have skeletons made of bone. Cartilage…

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5 Reasons to Protect Sharks

The best part of our day is when we take a tour out and watch them experience the awe of being around sharks. Our hope is being in the water with these amazing creatures will help open everyone’s eyes to the amazingness of these animals. You can help spread the word by sharing these 5…

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North Shore’s Humpback Whales

[:en]Every December thru May Hawaii’s warm waters become home to the breathtaking humpback whale. These graceful and majestic animals come to Hawaii to breed and give birth to their new calves. The whales love the warm shallow water surrounding the islands and scientist’s estimate that two-thirds of the entire North Pacific humpback whale population returns…

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