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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: Dumbo Octopus
Creature Feature: Dumbo Octopus

A dumbo octopus saying “cheese!” Photo Credit: MBARI Blog written by: Tresa Walker Species Name: Grimpoteuthis  Species Habitat(s): Deep depth ocean areas worldwide  Predators: Primarily sharks, tunas, and dolphins  Prey or Major Food Sources: Opportunistic hunter ...

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Celebrating Our Blue Planet
Celebrating Our Blue Planet

With respect to the ocean being the heart of our blue planet: We are often asked, 'How much protection is enough?' We can only answer with another question: How much of your heart is worth protecting?  -Sylvia Earle Every year, Ocean First Institute relishes the...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sydney Eckert
Volunteer Spotlight: Sydney Eckert

  Teaching students about Arctic adaptations during an OFI summer camp (2018). Photo Credit: Ocean First Institute.   There is an old expression, “A rolling stone gathers no moss”. The same must be true for ocean activist and OFI volunteer Sydney Eckert during...

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Creature Feature: Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Creature Feature: Oceanic Whitetip Shark

Blog post by Soncy Kaahui, Communication and Outreach Intern for Ocean First Institute.   An oceanic whitetip shark cruising near the surface. Photo Credit: Caine Delacy.   Species Name: Carcharhinus longimanus  Species Habitat(s): Tropical and subtropical...

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