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Species no. 3 of the revamped #100reasonsproject is the one of the largest creatures in the world- the fin whale. Second largest to the blue whale, fin whales are huge and have gorgeous chevron patterns across their body that are visible from an aerial view. The IUCN lists them as a vulnerable species.  Fin whale populations around the world were depleted by commercial whaling in the 20th century; thankfully they commercial whaling has stopped for the most part. Their global population trend is now increasing, but they still face an array of threats including vessel collision, entanglement in fishing gear and hunting...

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In light of the release of the new 100 Reasons Project, I'd like to do a bit of an introduction to new readers. Welcome! My name is Tracie- the girl behind Kohola Kai Creative. Being a marine mammal naturalist and general ocean nerd, my work specializes in marine wildlife such as whales, dolphins, sharks and turtles. The ocean faces many threats in the current climate, and I hope to utilize my abilities to help raise awareness and motivate people to combat these threats. Favorite Mediums My go to medium is ink- Pigma Micron pens and liquid black and white inks. Growing...

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What’s the deal with false killer whales? They’re a lesser known member of the dolphin family with a peculiar name. Ever since encountering them by a rare chance, I've been obsessed!

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Just the word “shark” can evoke a negative response. Media portrayals- stemming from Jaws- have had a huge influence on the public’s view of these animals. The truth is that sharks have much more to fear from us than we do from them.

Here are 3 reasons why sharks matter 

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Plastic pollution is a consistent problem in the world’s oceans. Hundreds of thousands of marine creatures every year die from plastic entanglement and ingestion...

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