Featured News

FOLLOW US

Notes From the Field - Florida Expedition 2019

Blog post by Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza, shark biologist and Ocean First Institute's Executive Director.   It was an incredible experience and one that none of us will ever forget. - Dr. Mikki   I just returned from an exciting expedition...
Creature Feature: Manatees
Creature Feature: Manatees

 Photo Credit: Unsplash Blog by Tresa Walker  April 2021 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:...

read more
Coral Bleaching
Coral Bleaching

Image Credit: Flickr 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...

read more
Creature Feature: Narwhals
Creature Feature: Narwhals

  Photo Credit: WWF Blog by: Tresa Walker 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:...

read more
Coho Salmon Spotlight
Coho Salmon Spotlight

Photo Credit: Alaska SeaLife Center Blog Written By: Tresa Walker Since the early 2000s, researchers have been tracking the alarming death rates of the coho salmon on the West Coast. The coho salmon are known for their importance to the culture of Native American...

read more