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Our mission: to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures!
Our mission: to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures!

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Meet one of our rescue sea turtle patients, nicknamed Hermione!

Read more about this turtle's rehabiliation journey here >> http://ow.ly/h2LG309dnjR
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Our Animal of the Week is the queen triggerfish!

When hiding from predators, triggerfish lock themselves into small openings with their trigger fins and bite down on the coral or rock to ensure their safety.

See more of this fish here >> http://ow.ly/1fFr309bX7c
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Fill in the Blank: I love the ocean because it ______. 
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Researchers are using 3D technology to map the ocean floor!

Learn more about this international effort here >> http://ow.ly/yV523094hT4

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ICYMI - They're not electric, but these American eels are an equally intriguing species found in the Chesapeake Bay!

Learn what makes them so unique here >> http://ow.ly/4Rmg3091Xqx
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It's #ValentinesDay! Love the one you're with.
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Did you know? The average lifespan of a blue whale is 80 to 90 years, making them some of the longest-lived animals on Earth! #ValentinesDay
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ICYMI - New research shows that the distinct patterns on spotted eagle rays are unique to each animal!

Learn more about this research here >> http://ow.ly/crSL308OguS

Photo courtesy of Jeff Mauritzen.
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Carbon dioxide, released from the burning of coal, oil, gas, and other fossil fuels, is impacting our oceans.

You can help! Commuting with others, reading a good book or getting those exercise endorphins can be an added bonus!

Share this fact and action on Facebook >> http://ow.ly/PSVR308LGpq

Share this fact and action on Twitter >> http://ow.ly/eIux308LGfW
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Get excited - our Animal of the Week is the Mary river turtle!

Learn more about these Australian turtles here>> http://ow.ly/8RTk308JbjJ
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