It’s World Oceans Day!

It’s World Oceans Day!

 Happy World Oceans Day! The ocean brings us all together, it can teach us, it can heal us, it can inspire us, it can entertain us, and it can protect us, but it turn, we need to love our ocean back. Unfortunately, we are in a place in society...

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Hydrothermal Vents

Hydrothermal Vents

 Life was once thought to be completely dependent upon our closest star, the sun. Even in the deep, dark depths of the ocean where no light penetrates, organisms ultimately rely on the productivity from the sun-bright shallows above for their...

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World Penguin Day

World Penguin Day

 Although Wednesday, April 25th is officially World Penguin Day, it’s never a bad day to celebrate these charismatic flightless birds! Penguins’ distinct waddle, fluffy feathers, and stout body shape make them one of the most objectively...

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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...

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Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth

 All of you know what earth is. Many of you know what phytoplankton are. Some of you know what a diatom is. But what in the world is diatomaceous earth?! First, let’s define what the “diatom” in diatomaceous earth means: diatoms are microscopic...

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

 The earth is in our hands! Let’s do our best to preserve its natural resources and help protect the environment for generations to come. Here at CIMI we are super excited to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide...

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Happy Manatee Appreciation Day!

Happy Manatee Appreciation Day!

 Manatee Appreciation Day is a day devoted solely to raising awareness about these marine mammals. Once on the endangered list, the manatee is now severely threatened. But what makes manatees threatened in the first place, and what exactly are...

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Saving Water 101

Saving Water 101

The drought in California isn’t new, but it definitely is not getting any better. Here, on Catalina Island, we feel the effects of the dry weather in Southern California with full force. The lack of rain is magnified on the island, as our...

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