#35 Help Us Clean The Oceans!

The My Biology Experience page has set out on a mission to raise $1,000 for The Ocean Cleanup Project. The Ocean Cleanup Project is an organization dedicated to removing one pound of waste from oceans, rivers, and beaches for every dollar that is donated! They have amazing contraptions such as barges that trap waste on a conveyer belt. Did I say that these barges are powered by 100% natural solar energy! The things this organization is doing is next level. So, how can you help clean the oceans with the My Biology Experience page? We have started a fundraiser on our Instagram (@MyBiologyExperience) where you can donate! If you are not in a position to donate, don’t worry! Sharing our posts and spreading awareness of the cause is just as valuable. We thank you for your support of our page and our mission and we hope that you will support The Ocean Cleanup Project on theirs.

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Whale Sharks

One of the largest organisms in the ocean is the massive whale shark or R. typus. These creatures are beyond any other shark in size, reaching lengths of 33 feet long and a mouth almost reaching the size of a human at 5 feet in length. These amazing sharks are typically located in tropical waters between 30 degrees North and 35 degrees South.

Although these nonmammalian vertebrae are immense and scary in size, these creatures are no harm to humans. Whale sharks are filter feeders and use their large mouths to eat plankton, krill, shrimp, and anything else that gets engulfed in the black hole we call a mouth. The Whale shark and many other organisms in the sea have a dark dorsal skin tone and a light, usually white, belly. This is to achieve camouflage from both above and below. The white blends into the bright light of the surface of the water if you look below and the dark back resembles the dark blue water the shark swims in.