Ironically, I was mid-chomp on a shark sugar cookie when I got this information from Oceana in my e-mail. I say ironically because the sugar cookies I recently made were cut with their shark cookie cutter – the one i got when I adopted a shark (I even have the adoption certificate – too cool.). You’re pretty much aware of my love for all things covered in fur or feathers, but you should know that I’m just as fascinated and enthralled with sharks, dolphins, whales, manatees, and sea turtles.
I love Oceana for their commitment to these animals who they are also fascinated and enthralled with.
Oceana is more than just a place you can jump on board and get involved. Yes, you could and should help the fight to protect our oceans and all of the magnificent animals they support. But Oceana also provides a wonderful education for yourself and your kids.
I’m a firm believer in, “A day spent without learning something is a day wasted.” I’ve preached that to my daughters so much, they probably hear the words in their sleep. The best part probably is that they know they aren’t just words to me – I live them. I study, research, and read daily about all of the different areas that interest me – such as oceans, history, and wildlife among other things. Oceana is my favorite resource for information regarding the ocean and its residents. They stay on top of news that effects oceans the way I stay on top of chocolate.
This is something pretty cool: In an inspired effort to get more knowledge out there, Oceana is having a quiz - and they’re offering great prizes.
Can you tell a heron from a herring, or an otter from an osprey? Test your knowledge of everything from sea squirts to polar bears with our Ocean IQ quiz. You can use the Explore section of our site as a resource, or for a real challenge, try answering all of the questions without peeking.
But wait, there’s more! After taking the quiz, you’ll have the chance to enter your name into a sweepstakes for the following aquatic prizes: a Nintendo Wii system with the Endless Ocean game, plus watches, gift certificates and rope bracelets from Nautica.
And what’s more, if you tell four of your friends about the quiz, you’ll be entered to win an eco-trip to get up close and personal with sea turtles in the wild!
Perfect scorers will also get their names etched in the Ocean IQ Hall of Fame on our web site.
Click HERE to take the quiz – I hope you win exactly what you want to win and, more importantly, I hope you fall completely in love with the concept of supporting our oceans and their beautiful, fascinating residents. HURRY! The quiz ends Friday.
Photo Credit: The gorgeous shark picture at the top of the post is courtesy of Oceana. Click the picture to learn more about sharks and Oceana’s efforts on their behalf.