SUFB 143 Ocean Talk Friday!


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Here are our Ocean Talk Friday Topics for today:

Teaching our kids, our FUTURE about the Ocean
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“Animal habitats and earth biomes are popular subjects to study for Earth Month in April. Depending on your school’s science program, kids will study different habitats in various grades of their school career. In high school, environmental science and wildlife biology classes look in-depth at earth biomes. Oceans are a favorite biome with kids. If you’re studying oceanography, aquatic life scienceor marine biology in school, here are free printable activities on oceans. Use these for World Oceans Day on June 8. Homeschool parents, you can use these too.”


The U.S. is Taking A Major Step Toward Ending Beluga Whale Captivity

“NOAA Fisheries is responsible for protecting whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions and, as necessary, taking measures to restore these species and stocks to their sustainable populations,” NOAA Fisheries spokeswoman Connie Barclay told The Huffington Post.

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Can WE Save The Great Barrier Reef?

“A recent helicopter flyover suggested Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is 90 percent bleached, damaged by tourists and a rough El Niño year.” 

“They’re not going to disappear tomorrow, but the more we lose the harder it is to restore it,” Chris Langdon, a marine biologist at the University of Miami, tells The Christian Science Monitor. “Actions now will be less drastic than what could be required later.”

We think that’s pretty devastating news. Read the article here and let us know what YOU think.


Conservation Efforts WORK for Green Sea Turtleshere’s why

“The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service(USFWS) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA) changed the status of some green sea turtle species from endangered to threatened. The federal agencies made the information public on its website on April 5, 2016. There are many types of green sea turtles and the legislation applies to the ones found in the United States and Mexico.

According to the article, the status change is the result of conservation efforts carried out by different wild life preservation organizations around the world. They also praise the work of law enforcers and agencies.”


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