about

STUDENTS DID THIS.

WE ARE THE WEIRDEST STUDENTS YOU MIGHT EVER FIND. THIS WEBSITE IS ESSENTIALLY EXTRA HOMEWORK WE ASSIGNED OURSELVES TO. WE OWE YOU THAT MUCH.

OPERATION: OCEANFIXER, AN OCEAN-SAVING SITE MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS "OOF." WAS CREATED AFTER WE WERE INSPIRED BY OUR MARINE ZOOLOGY CLASS. WE DECIDED WE WERE TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT PROBLEMS WITHOUT SOLUTIONS EASY OR OBVIOUS ENOUGH FOR OUR HOUR-LONG CLASS. (OFTEN, WE’D HEAR ABOUT SOLUTIONS FROM DOING OUR ACTUAL HOMEWORK.) WE ARE NOW GOING TO ACTIVELY LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS AND SHARE THEM WITH ALL OF YOU.

AWARENESS IS IMPORTANT, BUT WE UNDERSTAND “TOO BUSY TO GOOGLE HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD,” WHICH IS WHY WE’RE DOING IT FOR YOU.

WE HAVE A BLOG WHERE WE SHARE SOLUTIONS TO THE PROBLEMS THAT AFFECT 71 PERCENT OF THE EARTH’S SURFACE (THE OCEAN), A PAGE FOR BASIC NON-SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS THAT YOU CAN USE TO SAVE THE OCEAN AND BY EXTENSION THE WORLD WITHOUT READING ANY SPECIFIC ARTICLE, AND A MAGICAL INDEX OF OTHER OCEAN-SAVING SITES BESIDES OURS (BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THEY CAN BE REALLY HARD TO FIND AND/OR SIMPLY UNPOPULAR).

ENJOY!

Our playlist (including our main "theme song," "The Tide Is High" by Blondie - of course!): https://open.spotify.com/user/lionesseye/playlist/operationoceanfixer

OUR EMAIL: operationoceanfixer@gmail.com

Founders

ZMKF aka DORKY SHARK

This is actually a side project of mine. A big side project that I spend a lot of time on, but a side project nonetheless. My main site is I Am ZMKF at www.zmkf.me, where I talk about my interests – science and politics – and write things. I’m one of the oldest people working on OceanFixer. I’m a teen! The others are something called “tweens” – and one younger teen. So you can count on me to make things sound cooler than they actually are. I enjoy writing – duh – swimming, drawing, cooking and baking, playing card games, and solving the world’s problems.        

BILL HAWKS aka PIPER SHOREMAN

I'm a "tween" now, but will soon be a proud teen! I'm an aspiring poet (I do my best to be poetic) and might make some poems for Operation:Oceanfixer, I am obsessed with dogs! I can name most common breeds, and enjoy meeting other people's dogs, as well as showing a bit of my knowledge by guessing their dog's breed, including mixes/mutts. I enjoy writing poetry, doing math - I'm weird, listening to music, reading - I enjoy fiction, one of my favorite books is The Stolen Dragon of Quanx along with the Harry Potter books (of course), doodling - I'm terrible at it though, and riddles! (I enjoy more than just those though.)

The Team

RAY T. SKATER aka PENNY GWINN

I loooooove writing, but I hate doing the research. But I’m doing it, so you guys are informed about the evil doings (and the good doings) of humans, the ocean’s biggest predator. So, as I said, I like writing. I write stories, poems, scripts, essays, etc (usually for homework. But I enjoy it. So that doesn’t make sense). I want to write/direct movies when I grow up. I also like being weird, eating candy, and reading. I love reading. Especially Harry Potter. At Hogwarts (since your Hogwarts house is just as important as your name), I am either a Ravenclaw, a Slytherin, or a Hufflepuff. But not a Gryffindor. Nothing against Gryffindors, though. I believe it is our duty to ourselves, and the rest of the world to leave the world a better place then we found it (if someone already made that quote, don’t sue me. I don’t claim to own it. I’m just expressing my feelings) so I will do my best to help the world. I also like eating rootbeer floats, and a lot of other food (food is good) and my friends (no I don’t eat my friends. I like my friends. Sorry if I have bad punctuation) and this bio will become a book if I don’t stop now so bye bye. 😊

GOLDIE MARINA

i have an obsesion with penguins. i know that is a random thing to put in a bio but that is me, very random. and so when i heard that the oceans were dying and hardly anyone was trying to help i had a burning urge to save it. i also had a burning urge to eat chocolate icecream but who doesnt? and so when my friends said they were gonna try and help i decided to join. so that is what brought me here today, well not here as in where you are reading this cuz that would be creepy. but here at my desk on my computer doing what i can to help the world.

SEALIA. N. HARBOR

whats your favorite sea animal? Mine is a manatee because they are so cute and lovable! My other favorite sea animals are chocolate! Wait does that count? Well anyways, let's talk about books now! At the moment my favorite book series is the thrown of glass series. When I grow up I want to be a pediatric nurse! I want to save the ocean because it's beautiful and means a lot to me! You know what else means a lot to me? Chocolate! And singing and dancing! Bye now

SHELLY L. BLACK

is it just me or are ocean animals the CUTEST?! well if you have even half a brain you will be frantically nodding 'yes' right now. I love to fall into books and I really love a good story! my favorite books are hunger games, uglies, and the fault in our stars! i love YA books and SF books! I think when I'm older a want to be a mix of a marine zoologist, engineer (I <3 physics!) and writer! I have a really weird addiction to homework if anyone has a cure, PLEASE let me know! I really love the ocean and I really love beaches. Underneath the surface lies an incredible underwater kingdom, and if we don't do something NOW we won't even get to explore it! The amazing coral, home for SO many will be gone, as well as sharks, sea turtles and basically everything else. The fish to plastic ratio by 2050 will be more than 1:1! Would you rather have a pet goldfish or a pet plastic bottle? We need to save the ocean in any and every way possible, and spreading awareness is SO important. Save our oceans :) ! Ice-cream so yay! bye now!

HUMA HUMA NUKU NUKU APUA'A

The only person on our team who has not managed to write a bio yet is Mr. Huma Huma - named after a reef triggerfish. He's supposed to be our editor. For him, this is a hobby. And that is totally okay. 

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This is the only thing he's ever done for us. We love him still.