Mucus in the Animal Kingdom
Mucus in the Animal Kingdom

 Boogers. There. I said it. Now you are all thinking about thoseooey gooey slimy’s that drip from our noses when we are sick. But our bodies produce mucus every day—it helps protect our lungs by capturing dust and dirt when we inhale. Mucus production ins’t only a human process, however. Lots of different animals

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Full Moon and the Tide
Full Moon and the Tide

  Picture this: A crab scuttles into a damp rock crevice. Snails chug along rock faces, secretings mucus along the way. Barnacles, glued in place, retreat into their protective shells. An aggregation of anemone’s grab little pebbles with their tentacles. Hugging them close. All in an attempt to retain moisture and avoid desiccation — these

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Sunrise and Shine!
Sunrise and Shine!

 If you have ever seen a sunrise or sunset then you can appreciate the beauty of seeing the sun peek over the horizon at 6 am or fall under the horizon at 6 pm. The peace and serenity of these moments allow us to see the sun in a whole new light then during

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Harbor Seals 101
Harbor Seals 101

 Have you ever noticed a speckled mammal trying to camouflage into rocks along the California coast?! If so you may have spotted a harbor seal! Harbor seals are marine mammals that belong to a group called pinnipeds (meaning “fin-footed”). Harbor seals are found north of the equator along the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. They

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The Many Benefits of Nature
The Many Benefits of Nature

 Nature has an incredible number of benefits—think of a time that you found solace in someplace wild. Or a time that you found yourself completely, utterly mesmerized by some odd creature. Perhaps your affinity for nature is more practical. We rely on nature to sustain our lives—nature provides us with the the oxygen we

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One Feet, Two Feet, Tube Feet!
One Feet, Two Feet, Tube Feet!

 How do all of these spiny creatures move around? What’s the secret behind of all those tiny, squishy legs underneath? First, you must know that those little legs aren’t legs at all. If you were to examine the underside of a sea star, also known as the oral side (where the mouth is located),

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Mola Mola Song
Mola Mola Song

 The Ocean Sunfish also known as the Mola Mola is perhaps the most strangely intriguing fish in ocean. Its appearance is more alien like than anything else though it isn’t from out of this world. The Mola Mola belongs to the class Osteicthyes that means bony fish. This differs from chondricthyes, which are fish

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