Kohola Kai Creative Blog

Marine Pollution - YOU Can Make a Difference!

Marine Pollution - YOU Can Make a Difference!
Look closely at this new piece. See any objects you recognize? It’s no secret that there is a lot of trash in the oceans- and it’s affecting a lot...

100 Reasons Project: Manta Rays

100 Reasons Project: Manta Rays
The 5th feature in my #100reasonsproject is the giant oceanic manta ray with one of their greatest threats: plastic pollution. ✍🏼 As filter feeder...

Why Sharks Need Our Help

Why Sharks Need Our Help
Recently I went through more of the photos I took last autumn in one of Japan’s largest tuna markets. This market is also a broker of shark fins. S...

100 Reasons Project - Southern Resident Killer Whales

100 Reasons Project - Southern Resident Killer Whales
The 4th feature in my #100reasonsproject are the Southern Resident Killer Whales.  Orca are not endangered as a species, but this specific fish-ea...

100 Reasons Project - Fin Whale

100 Reasons Project - Fin Whale
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 whal...

Meet the Artist Behind Kohola Kai Creative

Meet the Artist Behind Kohola Kai Creative
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 gir...

100 Reasons Project - Green Sea Turtle

100 Reasons Project - Green Sea Turtle
Species no. 2 of the revamped #100ReasonsProject is the Green Sea Turtle.Green sea turtles are classified as an endangered species. These turtles ...

100 Reasons Project - Shortfin Mako Shark

100 Reasons Project - Shortfin Mako Shark
The #100reasonsproject is back! I took a long break from the original project and decided to revive it in something that is more my style. While I...

5 Easy Ways to Help Save the Ocean

5 Easy Ways to Help Save the Ocean
Currently, the ocean and all its creatures face more human-caused threats than ever. There are easy things we can all do to help protect them. Sta...

I Unexpectedly Witnessed Shark Finning

I Unexpectedly Witnessed Shark Finning
During my recent stay in Japan, I visited one of the largest tuna markets in the country. This market not only brokered tuna, it was also a hub fo...

6 Ways to Help Southern Resident Killer Whales

6 Ways to Help Southern Resident Killer Whales

The endangered Southern Resident killer whales (or SRKW) are certainly in the spotlight. Here are 6 simple things we can all do to help.

 

3 Reasons Why Sharks Matter

3 Reasons Why Sharks Matter

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