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Here’s Your Reasons to Watch the Cayman Reef Cam

BeckyT-GA asks, “Do you need a reason to watch the Cayman Reef Cam? These snapshots will give you a reason! Need more? Reductions in blood pressure, stress, and anxiety are just a few. The benefits of the web cam? LOW MAINTENANCE!” Still need more reasons?? OK.

Survival at Sea: Sea Lions

Big waves don’t bother Laird Hamilton or baby sea lions much. Sea lions, seals and other pinnipeds use their streamlined bodies and flippers to play in waves and ride the surf. It’s particularly fun for sea lion pups who are known to be social and playful (more here). This young seal lion was caught surfing waves

Survival at Sea: Sharks

Ever wonder what happens under the ocean during a hurricane or major oceanic storm? The people at the University of Miami would have a pretty good idea. During a hurricane, the rain and winds affect the temperature, salinity and level of the sea. In addition to all the rough tides, this can cause a lot

Survival at Sea: Crustaceans

If you’re a tiny crustacean in an intertidal zone (“the area that is above water at low tide and under water at high tide“), surviving the crashing waves is a matter of getting low, low, low. Crustaceans stick to their homes and avoid the tidal pull by attaching to rocks or burrowing under the sand when the high tide and

Live Seal Cam Chat with NOAA

Join us tomorrow for a live chat on the Gray Seal Pupping Cam – 10am PT/ 1pm ET! Stephanie Wood from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be fielding questions from our explore.org fans and community regarding the gray seals of Seal Island tomorrow (Wednesday). Stephanie has worked on several pinniped studies in the northeast

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