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New Research in the Florida Keys!

Ocean First Institute is ramping up its operation down in the Florida Keys at MarineLab! Our Director of Research and Conservation, Dr. Chris Malinowski, has been testing out boats and we are excited to announce that OFI finally has its...
New Research in the Florida Keys!
New Research in the Florida Keys!

Ocean First Institute is ramping up its operation down in the Florida Keys at MarineLab! Our Director of Research and Conservation, Dr. Chris Malinowski, just got own official research vessel! Stay tuned for action shots as our research takes off in the Keys!   

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Creature Feature: Manatees
Creature Feature: Manatees

Blog by Tresa Walker  Species Name: Trichechus Species Habitat(s): Amazonian manatee: South America; West African manatee: Western region of Africa; West Indian manatee: North America Predators: Humans Prey or Major Food Sources: Plants and algae, specifically...

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Coral Bleaching
Coral Bleaching

Blog by Tresa Walker Corals, members of the animal phylum cnidaria, are known for the vital role they play in our oceans. 25% of species depend on them for protection to hide from predators, gain shelter, and find food. Along with this, humans depend on them in...

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Creature Feature: Narwhals
Creature Feature: Narwhals

  Species Name: Monodon monoceros Species Habitat(s): Arctic waters of Canada, Greenland, Norway, and Russia. Predators: Primarily killer whales and polar bears. Sometimes Greenland Sharks. Prey or Major Food Sources: Narwhals feed on Greenland halibut, Arctic...

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