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About Michelle Frey
Michelle Frey is the Associate Director for Digital Outreach where she utilizes online technologies to help educate and advocate for ocean conservation. She enjoys spending time with her two sons and often takes them to the beach to comb for seashells, shark teeth and fossils. Michelle's favorite moment on the ocean was when she saw a blue whale while whale watching off the coast of California.
Did you miss Ocean Conservancy’s Google Hangout all about sharks? If so, don’t worry! We have a recording here to share with you. Enjoy.
Did you know that there are roughly 400 species of sharks? While many people fear sharks, the reality is that sharks have more to fear from humans than humans do from sharks. Watch our Google Hangout as we talk about the coolest (and often unknown) facts about sharks, the greatest threats facing sharks today, and our biggest hopes for shark conservation.
As part of the launch campaign for the 2014 Trash Free Seas Data Report, Ocean Conservancy hosted its first-ever Google Hangout! In case you missed it, the broadcast has been archived to our YouTube page here:
Trash has infiltrated all reaches of our ocean, causing negative impacts on ocean life and coastal communities. The problem can seem overwhelming, but it is preventable. Ocean Conservancy held a conversation about trash and the ocean. We talked about the ‘just-released’ findings from Ocean Conservancy’s 2013 International Coastal Cleanup. And we heard from a leading scientist and waste management expert about where the solutions to this problem lie. Watch the video and you’ll learn what we’ve discovered, what does it all means and what we can do next?
Sunday is a very special day that we dedicate to celebrating mothers. Don’t worry Fathers, we haven’t forgotten about you; we have a special blog planned for you on Father’s Day. We know that your mom is amazing, but today we’d like to pay special tribute to a few magnificent ‘moms of the sea’ who astound us with how well they take care of their young.
If you thought taking care of one baby was tough (it is!), a female polar bear typically gives birth to two cubs! A mother polar bear takes care of her cubs for a little over two years before they have all the necessary skills to survive on their own in one of Earth’s harshest environments, the Arctic. Some of a mother polar bear’s biggest challenges are to keep her cubs warm and safe. She digs a den in the deep snow drifts to create a safe haven from the elements. Using her body heat and warm milk, she keeps her cubs warm. During the first two years of life, she teaches her cubs how to hunt, avoid danger, maneuver on sea ice and use their keen sense of smell.
Seasons Greetings from all of us at Ocean Conservancy! We have had an incredibly successful year thanks to all you support!
To bring you a little holiday cheer we put together some of our favorite ocean animals. Check out the videos on our Instagram feed and spread the joy of the oceans by sharing the videos with friends and family!
We wish you a year full of cheer, happiness and visits to the ocean!