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Category: Dive In

OCEANS OF PLASTIC by Patrick King II, Planetarium Educator

One of the biggest threats to our ocean ecosystems is plastic waste. Each year, thousands of pounds of single-use cups, straws, bags and other debris make their way into our waterways. We know this trash causes serious issues for our marine life, but just how much and what can you do about it? How much plastic is in the ocean? via GIPHY There is anywhere from 93 to 236 thousand metric tons of plastic floating in our oceans, of which 269,000 tons floats on the surface.... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 7/23/18
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I have always been fascinated by the myriads of ecosystems that call our oceans home. So, it's easy to see that, when I was offered a place on a fishing vessel to study and clean up barrier islands, I jumped at the chance! After completing a fishing trawl earlier in the day, the research vessel Caretta headed towards Petit Bois Island for a beach cleanup. Petit Bois is French for “little woods,” which alludes to a small wooded section found on the eastern end of the island. ... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 7/23/18
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WHAT IS SCUBA? by Emily Orbison, Science Educator

You've probably seen scuba divers on television or even in person while vacationing on the coast, but just what is scuba anyway? SCUBA is an acronym that stands for  “self-contained underwater breathing apparatus.” Basically, it is equipment you can use to breath underwater! Let's dive a little deeper with a few fun facts about scuba diving! The tank on your back is full of oxygen, right? Actually no! It is full of air. Oxygen only makes up about 21% of... Read More
Posted by Anna Leigh Goolsby at 7/17/18
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