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Make Your Last Straw the Last Straw

Make Your Last Straw the Last Straw

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever felt as if you had just reached your last straw? If you are passionate about clean waters, it’s actually a good thing to reach your last straw — join the movement! Jackie Nunez is an all-around water-lover. She’s a sailor, paddler, and Blue Mind advocate for cleaner waters. In 2011, she founded […]

Clean Locally, Act Globally

Clean Locally, Act Globally

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. Showing up at your local beach on the third Saturday of September can make a world of difference. You’ll be joining thousands of people all over the world as The Ocean Conservancy (TOC) hosts an International Coastal Cleanup. On Saturday, September 17 volunteers from over 100 countries will collect and document the trash that […]

The Starfish is No Fish!

The Starfish is No Fish!

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you’ve been tide-pooling in a rocky area, chances are good that you’ve come across a starfish or two. Since they aren’t fish at all, you may also know them as sea stars. Did you know that starfish share our shores with odd relatives with equally unusual bodies, like sand dollars, sea urchins, and […]

Water Makes Us Better

Water Makes Us Better

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

.   Like a siren’s call, the book Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols drew on my deep passion for water. Certainly, I would love to learn about how we are all connected to the sea and learn the latest science demonstrating the benefits we get from our proximity to the water! Nichols compiles research […]

Floatable Trash

Floatable Trash

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

While working my way through obtaining a marine science degree, I was lucky enough to be taken on as a vet tech at an animal hospital. It was in Mamaroneck, a lovely town in Westchester with a pretty little harbor on the Long Island Sound. I was struck at the time by how often we […]