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May 12, 2022
Shark Senses

Shark Senses Written by Taylor Tsacoumis Source : Sharks have been around for over 450 million years, and lived through every mass extinction event including the ice age and asteroid impact that led to the dinosaur extinction — proving that they are one of the most evolutionarily successful creatures to ever live. Many species of […]

May 12, 2022
Symphonies of the Sea

Symphonies of the Sea Written by Taylor Tsacoumis Source : Communicating underwater is challenging as light and odors do not travel well. But, sound moves 4x faster in water than air. As a result, most marine animals depend on vocalizations to communicate. A chorus of sounds fills the ocean, and a lot of this […]

May 12, 2022
The Goliath Grouper, a Key Stone Species

The Goliath Grouper, a Key Stone Species Written by Taylor Tsacoumis Source : Top predators like the Goliath Grouper (Epinephelus itajara) are considered a Key Stone Species because they are essential in maintaining a balanced ecosystem by controlling mid-level predator populations, such as the invasive lionfish. The Goliath nearly faced extinction in the 1980’s […]

May 12, 2022
Plastic In The Ocean

Plastic In the Ocean Written by Taylor Tsacoumis Source : Every year 8 million metric tons of plastic is added to the oceans, 236,000 tons are microplastics. This is equivalent to one garbage truck being dumped into the ocean every minute. These piles of debris floating in the ocean create ‘garbage islands’ like the […]

May 12, 2022
How the Beauty Industry is Killing Sharks

How the Beauty Industry is Killing Sharks Written by Taylor Tsacoumis Source : Listed as an ingredient in many cosmetics such as eye shadow, lipstick, and foundation you will see ‘squalene’ or ‘squalane’. This ingredient is highly sought after for its moisturizing and restorative properties. Squalene with an e  is naturally produced by the […]

May 12, 2022
The Foundation for Marine Life – Coral

Foundation for Marine Life – Coral Written by Taylor Tsacoumis Source : Among the most well-known animals in the sea, as well as the foundation for a quarter of all marine life is Coral. Related to Sea Anemone and Sea Jelly, all three species belong to the phylum Cnidaria and are made up of […]

January 31, 2022
How You Can Protect The Ocean and Help Save Marine Life From Home

Check out this article by Isabella Caprario to learn more about how you can practice conservation : The ocean is more than just a mysterious and beautiful place that sparks the imagination. Scientists say that approximately 50 to 80-percent of the earth’s oxygen production comes from our oceans. A variety of marine life requires a clean […]

January 31, 2022
Nico’s Quest to Recycle : A Kids Guide to Recycling

As we all know; Reducing, Reusing & Recycling Can Help The Environment. Use the link below to find a fun and interactive way for kids to learn about recycling! Nico is on a quest to help save the planet! He’s passionate about sharing his knowledge of recycling with everyone, so join Nico on his journey […]

January 31, 2022
Caye Caulker : An Eco-Friendly Paradise

Written by : Cory Beach Caye Caulker lies off the coast of Belize, just to the south of Mexico, in the calm, warm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean sea. It is a small island (technically a ‘caye’, a sandy island lying on top of a coral reef), but is an absolutely gorgeous place, packing a […]

September 30, 2021
Continue Protecting Goliath Groupers

To the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Reef Relief continues to publicly oppose any type of harvest on the critically endangered Goliath Grouper. Goliath Groupers are a special sight to see while snorkeling. Their large presence complimented by their calm demeanor gives snorkelers and divers alike an experience to remember. When our younger coral […]