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Adopt-an-Octopus or a Sea Turtle or a Polar Bear!

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Oceana’s online adoption center is open all year for virtual adoptions but this year they are introducing a adopt a octopus oceanaselection of five exciting marine creatures for the gift-giving season: the puffin, blue whale, ray, clownfish, and octopus.  These five new creatures double the options at the center and Oceana has not discontinued perennial favorites: the sea turtle and polar bear.

“Adopting an ocean animal at Oceana.org makes a fantastic gift for a loved one,” said Matt Littlejohn, the Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, “It is a great way to both protect the world’s oceans and give a gift that means something.” For an amusing anecdote about dolphins please see Littljohn’s bio here.

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Shop Sustainably at Vine.com

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Shopping green became easier this week thanks to the magic of the Internet and the launch of Vine.com:wood banner About Us vine.com a new online superstore dedicated to organic, sustainable, and for some metropolitan areas the option of ordering local goods.

Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara are the founders of Quidsi, an e-commerce company that owns and operate six other e-commerce sites in addition to Vine.com. Their sites all have simple one or two word names like wag.com (for pets and their owners) and casa.com (stylish household goods) and Diapers.com (“We deliver everything but the baby!”).  Amazon acquired Quidsi in 2011 though it remains independently operated.

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Do You Promise to Love, Cherish, and Protect this Toaster?

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Today the latest statistics and trends from bridal registries were released by XO Group Inc, the wedding topper griet grietmasterminds between the top two wedding sites Weddingchannel.com and theKnot.com.

This is the 4th-annual The Knot Market Intelligence Bridal Registry Study that has been conducted and according to the press release it is considered “the most definitive report” on wedding registry research. Last year approximately 12,000 couples had their wish lists tracked so analysts could pick apart wedding registry decisions, influences, product, and retailer choices. The fraught decisions that could make or break a couple’s relationship especially if the wrong china pattern is selected.

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Sharing is Caring

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A research team from UC Berkley and Stanford have published a new study that says Freecycle and similarflea market online communities aren’t just a place to score free necessities but a place to become a better citizen. In contrast sites like Craigslist, where money is often exchanged for goods, don’t encourage philanthropy quite so much.

“What we found is that a site like Freecycle is uniquely good at generating pro-group sentiments like group identification and solidarity,” said Robb Willer, assistant professor of sociology and psychology at UC Berkeley and the study’s co-author. “The more people receive gifts through these systems, the more they come to identify as members of the group and view the group as cohesive and high in solidarity, more so than Craigslist members. These pro-group feelings in turn motivate members to give to the group.”

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A Guide to Green Gift Buying Guides

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There is just twenty days until Christmas; have you been thinking about our Green Holiday tips? Have you started your shopping? If you haven’t there are plenty of green buying guides and ideas popping up all overodd_Gifts the Internet to help a confused consumer get through the gift-giving season.

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1944: Camano Class Light Cargo Ship was laid down for the US Army as FS-289 at Wheeler Shipbuilding in Whitestone, NY.

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1945: Delivered to US Army.

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1950: Acquired by the US Navy on July 1, 1950 and placed in service as USNS New Bedford (T-AKL-17).

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1954: The movie, Mister Roberts, was made on the USNS New Bedford (T-AKL-17).

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1955 - 1963: Used as a cargo supply ship for the Texas Towers, a network of advanced radar stations located off the Eastern Seaboard. In 1957, Capt. Sixto Mangual was commander of the AKL-17 and in 1961 it was rechristened the USNS New Bedford. The New Bedford, sailing out of State Pier, was keeping vigil when Texas Tower No. 4 callapsed off the New Jersey coast during a January 1961 nor'easter.

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1963: Reclassified as Miscellaneous Unclassified (IX-308).

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1971: The New Bedford (IX-308) served as a Torpedo Test Firing Vessel in the Puget Sound area.

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1994: Ceremony in New Bedford.

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1995: The ship was struck from the Naval Register on April 4.

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2004: The Sea Bird's current disposition is a tuna long liner (fishing boat) out of San Diego, CA.

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2006: Design of the Tesla Turbine began on June 11, 2006. The Sea Bird was sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service for commercial service.

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2007: The Sea Bird was drydocked for renovations.

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2008: The Sea Bird setting sail to Sea-Tac in Seattle, WA.

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2009 - 2010: The Sea Bird is currently docked at Seattle Sea-Tac.

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