Do You Love Dolphins?
Check out dolphin sites and links to dolphin sounds.
I did A LOT of research on dolphins and these are some of the coolest sites I came across. Make sure you click on the links to dolphin sounds. It’s amazing all the wonderful noises dolphins make while they are echolocating and communicating with each other!
California Coast Cool Marine Ecosystem Links
Watch this colorful video to see what Nere’s world beneath the waves looks like in the Channel Islands:
Watch this video of some extraordinary marine creatures that live off the coast of California:
Ocean Rise Is Real, and It’s Happening Now All Over the World
Find out who gets wet first as the seas rise, or where NOT to buy beach front property!
Actually, folks, ocean rise is no laughing matter, and it’s happening around the world. Use the link below to see what happens to places like Venice and Florida if the oceans rise 5 meters. Use the map to travel to countries like the Netherlands and Bangladesh and see why these countries are already spending serious money trying to figure out how to protect their populations from the rising sea.
Our Oceans in Peril
How YOU can help the Earth and our Seas
How Much Do You Know About the Sea?
Take this trivia test and find out! (Click the question to uncover the answer.)
1. How much of the earth's surface is covered by oceans?
The seas cover approximately 70.1 percent of the earth’s surface, which means there’s A LOT more of our planet is covered by ocean than by land.
2. Which mammal has the largest brain relative to the size of its body after us?
Dolphins have the highest ratio of brain to body size after us, which means there’s a good reason why they’re so smart!
3. What species of sea creature kills more people than any other? (hint—the answer is not sharks!)
The box jellyfish or sea wasp is the deadliest creature in the seas, responsible for killing more people each year than all shark species combined.
4. What is the fastest shark in the sea?
The shortfin mako is the fastest shark. It’s been clocked at sustained speeds of 31 mph and short bursts of 46 mph. They can also leap 30 feet out of the water!
5. What sea plant is one of the fastest growing plants on earth?
6. Do marine phytoplankton or land plants take up more carbon dioxide (a major contributor to climate change)?
Marine phytoplankton (microscopic plant-like organisms that float in the upper layers of the ocean) and land plants absorb approximately the same amount of carbon dioxide. Marine plants in general produce 70-80 percent of the oxygen in our atmosphere. So to keep our earth cool and healthy, saving the phytoplankton is just as important as saving our trees!
7. What sea creature eats sea sludge all day and can vomit up its own intestines as a defense mechanism?
8. What percent of the oceans have been explored by people so far?
Only 5% of the oceans have been explored, which means there are still thousands of new places and species down there for YOU to discover someday!