My O.C.D. Story (behind my struggle with Obsessive-compulsive Disorder)

Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD), as defined by Mayoclinic, is a pattern of unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily activities and cause significant distress.       I have struggled with Obsessive-compulsive Disorder my whole life. I have

My Favorite Shark: The Greenland Shark

I recently did a blog post about my Top 5 Favorite Sharks. It seemed so unjust to only give my favorite shark a few fun facts, when there are so many things to love about the Greenland Shark! The Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus) is the second largest carnivorous shark in the

5 Easy Ways To Help Save Sharks

For Shark Week 2017, I created five images to help people easily incorporate saving sharks into their daily routines. Here are some easy ways you can help save sharks every single day! No. 1 – Abstain from shark meat Sharks are #ApexPredators (keystone species) which are necessary to their environment.

What The Heck Is A Wobbegong??

Meet the wobbegong. The wobbegong is the common name for a type of shark known as the “carpet shark”. Carpet sharks are a classification of 12 shark species within the family Orectolobidae. They can be found off the coast of Japan, Indonesia, and Australia, preferring warm and shallow waters. Unless you are

My Top 5 Favorite Sharks: Fun Facts

My main reason for liking all of these sharks is that I think they are awesome. However, what separates cute leopard sharks or frilly carpet sharks from my top 5 is that these sharks all have something that makes them special to me in particular. With Number 1 being my

Happy World Oceans Day: 5 Things You Can Do To Help The Ocean!

World Oceans Day is June 8th! The 2017 focus of World Oceans Day is: Our Oceans, Our Future. The focus this year is plastic pollution and marine litter. You can learn more about how World Oceans Day came to exist on the website. The ocean makes up about 70% of

Dear America: Let’s Ban Shark Fins

Right now 12 states (California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington,and three territories American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands) make it illegal to acquire, sell, or trade shark fins without exceptions. With about one-third of pelagic shark species vulnerable to extinction, this is