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Plastic Straws are the Enemy of the Ocean

The Caribbean Sea as the sun sets over its waters. Photo by David Simmons.
September 24, 2019

About 70% of Earth’s surface is covered in water. Most of this water is made up of the ocean, which houses an ecosystem of unique creatures that could not live anywhere else. But, through human activity,...

Across the Ocean

My world is so blue, full of bright skies.
March 21, 2018

My world is so blue, Full of bright skies. My water always Running, hot when I tell it to be   The sheets that hug My plush mattress Smell like a fresh breeze, Soft and...

Of a Dead Man and his Sea

“Still do I fail to understand who that fool was, just what it was he bled for.  Perhaps the wonder lies in that which our souls will see, but our minds will not.”
May 23, 2016

Let it be known I was there from the beginning of that fool’s dash to the end.  Quite literally I was, for I stood as the first to meet him after thirty years of his imprisonment.  A nation had risen...

FLATLINE: Friday Lynx: Under the Sea

Some lynxes take things far too literally. In an effort to raise awareness for the sea and lynxes, this particular lynx has taken the initiative to become a rare snorkeling lynx exploring under a “c.”
November 11, 2014

Lynxes and oceans, two very different entities, both suffer from a common ailment: underrepresentation from the media. Lynxes frolic through snow covered forests and oceans do ocean-y things, but rarely...

Beat the Heat

Sit back, relax, and go to the lake, but watch out for these guys.
May 16, 2014

School is coming to an end, not only for us, but for the seniors too. They are going to graduate and some are going off to college. Summer is near, and the heat is right there with it. The pools are starting...

Typhoon Haiyan

President Obama offers his condolences and prayers to the Philippines on Thursday
November 15, 2013

On Friday November 8, Typhoon Haiyan struck the central Philippines. By the following Friday, the death toll had risen to 3,621 with another 1,140 people missing. The typhoon damaged much of the infrastructure...

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