The snowy egret is a coastal bird that eats fish, crustaceans, insects, worms, frogs and toads and even small reptiles. It stalks prey in shallow water, running or shuffling its feet, thereby flushing prey into view. The snowy egret lives in marshes, swamps, ponds, shallow coastal areas.
In the early twentieth century, the snowy egret was hunted for its plumes which were used in the fashion industry. This practice has since been discontinued and at this moment the IUCN considers its conservation status as being of “least concern”. We also much prefer to see the snowy egret’s “mullet” on the bird itself and not on ladies hats!
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Humpback whales occur worldwide in all major oceans with distinct populations found in each area. The humpback whale is the fifth largest of the great whales.
The majority of the North Pacific humpbacks spend the winter months in the warmer waters of Hawaii and Mexico. Here they breed, calve, and nurse their young. After a calf is born, mother and calf remain close to the shore, resting and nursing.
As a humpback dives, it frequently lifts its tail, called fluke, out of the water revealing a pattern, shape, and serration that is unique to every individual.
Humpback whale numbers were severely reduced before the 1985 ban on commercial whaling, but currently the numbers are increasing. Today, the biggest threats to humpback whales are entanglement in fishing gear, vessel strikes, vessel-based harassment, and underwater noise.
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The giant moray eel can reach lengths up to 3 meters. It mainly feeds on fish, sometimes crustaceans, and has few natural predators. It may compete for food with reef sharks. Cleaner wrasses are often found around the giant moray eel where they clean the interior of the eels’ mouth. Brave little fish!
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It's Black Friday. But you won’t find any big discounts here. We want you to buy from us because you love what we do and share our values. We don't want to contribute to making things which leads to more waste. Instead, we'll plant a tree for every order on our store this weekend AND we will take back 100% cotton clothing from any brand, in any condition (excluding denim or underwear), and will make sure that it’s recycled back into new clothing. You will get Remill credit in return. Shop now at justoneoceanstore.org
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Blue-footed boobies are marine birds that breed in the (sub)tropical islands of the Pacific Ocean. About half of the world’s pairs nest in the Galapagos Islands. Boobies are related to pelicans.
They are excellent divers and have been recorded diving from as high as 80 feet in the air.
Males take great pride in their blue feet. The bluer the feet, the greatest chances of mating.
The webbed feet are also used to cover their young and keep them warm. Both parents feed and care for the chicks.
Blue-footed boobies are currently not considered endangered but their populations are declining.
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Just One Ocean Ambassador Tiger Tyson wins silver at the Panamerican Games 2023. With this win Tiger qualifies for a spot at the 2024 Olympics in Paris where he will be representing his country of Antigua and Barbuda.
Massive congratulations Tiger! We're very excited to see what is in store for you on the road to Paris.
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