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The Worth of a Whale and the Price Tag of a Panda

The Worth of a Whale and the Price Tag of a Panda

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 6, 2020 0

In prepandemic times, those of us who cherish wildlife and wild places tried to quantify them in economic terms, hoping to convince those who didn’t care about protecting nature that not doing so would

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Pandemic Ponderings: 25 Phenomenal Facts about our Planet

Pandemic Ponderings: 25 Phenomenal Facts about our Planet

Candice Gaukel Andrews June 9, 2020 0

Since 1970, the annual Earth Day has been a time for us to reflect on the beautiful planet, the third from the sun, that we call home. Twenty years after that groundbreaking year, we

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Plastics and PCBs: Ocean Pollutants Causing Big Problems

Plastics and PCBs: Ocean Pollutants Causing Big Problems

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 27, 2019 0

More than eight million tons of plastic debris end up in our oceans every year. Present in nearly every oceanic layer, plastic garbage today accounts for nearly 80 percent of all waste found in our

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Take Our Ocean Quiz for World Oceans Day!

Take Our Ocean Quiz for World Oceans Day!

Courtney Nachlas June 8, 2019 1

Happy World Oceans Day! At Natural Habitat Adventures, we love celebrating our waters and the undiscovered mysteries they hold. Our favorite way to enjoy our oceans is with our travelers out on a marine

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Ugo in Shark City | Olaf’s Corner

Ugo in Shark City | Olaf’s Corner

Olaf Malver November 12, 2018 0

“Cool, man—shark city!” bellowed Ugo while chumming the waters 30 feet away. We listened to him from the boat deck high above while hanging on to the long bow-line. As if out of nowhere,

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The Largest Migration on Earth Is Vertical

The Largest Migration on Earth Is Vertical

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 21, 2018 3

Every night on Earth, a great migration takes place. It’s bigger than the ones of caribou, wildebeest or zebras on land or Arctic terns in the air. But while this stupendous, nightly migration overshadows

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Video: Oceans and Plastics Pollution

Video: Oceans and Plastics Pollution

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 15, 2018 3

Our oceans are sometimes referred to as our planet’s forgotten lungs. While forests—which usually get the credit for being the world’s “breathing” apparatus—do help maintain the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in our

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Video: When Whales Walked

Video: When Whales Walked

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 1, 2018 2

In our imaginations, nothing symbolizes our seas more than whales. These bigger-than-life creatures imbue our oceans with life, with song and with majesty, mystery and myth. If anything else represents our oceans more, I

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