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Thanks to the Ocean… It’s Like a Mother to Us!

Posted On May 10, 2015 by

Let’s take a moment on Mother’s Day to remember the ocean. Like mothers everywhere, the ocean looks out for us in the most basic ways. It’s easy to take those things for granted. Thanks, Mother Ocean, because you:

Gave us life. Earth scientists believe that the first life on Earth arose in the ocean, which brought together chemicals in a rich “soup” that gave rise to primitive cells. These early life forms evolved and diversified into the myriad organisms that exist today.

Keep us warm. The ocean stores a tremendous amount of heat that regulates the planet’s overall temperature. Ocean currents redistribute heat around the Earth to keep temperatures relatively stable. Not too hot and not too cold, the Earth’s small overall temperature range is critical for our survival.

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Wallpaper Wednesday – Mother’s Day

Posted On May 9, 2012 by

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Why not get into the spirit early with one of our Mother’s Day-themed smartphone backgrounds? Grab one below or check out the whole collection.

Kissing Seals

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Fish Underwater

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Seeing Double

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What other critters would you like to see crawling across your phone? Leave us a comment and we’ll do our best to bring them to you next Wallpaper Wednesday.