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Discover Ocean Let's discover the world underwater together ! New project coming soon http://DiscoverOcean.net/
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Wow, @dailyoverview really is one of our favorite accounts to follow.
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here's an amazing post on their page of waves rolling into the pier in san clemente, california. this pier extends nearly 1,300 feet (396 m) into the pacific ocean and is a popular destination for surfers.
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definitely check out @dailyoverview to see more stunning photos of our planet from above. source imagery by @hartman_riviera.
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Big gulp‼️the nautilus team spotted a gulper eel (eurypharynx pelecanoides) doing just that in papahānaumokuākea marine national monument. that pouch-like mouth can inflate in an instant, scooping up much larger prey, like a pelican can! this “muppet of the sea” was likely a juvenile, as they can grow up to three feet in length. #nautiluslive #nautilusinpmnm #papahānaumokuākea @noaasanctuaries by @nautiluslive
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Viewed in fear, misunderstood and extremely vulnerable to the mindless plight of mankind, sharks are not out to attack humans, but we do take a risk every time we enter their domain; @theocean . in fact we take a risk just by walking outside.. crazy perspective by @joe.images, how would you respond to this situation? 👋🏼
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What a beautiful octopus🐙💙!
by ©dieter hawlan/ istockphoto
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A runaway scallop..... 😀😉
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The chances of anyone running into a vampire squid are slim! seeing as these creatures reside in the aphotic zone, lurking in the dark 😈 this cephalopod doesn't have any ink sacs because, well, it's really dark down there and therefore using ink to escape from predators would be futile. instead, the vampire squid shoots bioluminescent goo out of its arm tips creating this cloudy haze in order to make a swift getaway. they also have rows of spines under each of their 8 arms 😁
photo: mbari
via @fathomlesslife
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This guy flew inside the boat and knocked himself out!! after a quick photo and regaining consciousness he was back on his way, @theocean 😍🐟
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facts: the flight process
the process of taking flight, or gliding, begins by gaining great velocity underwater, about 37 miles (60 kilometers) per hour. angling upward, the four-winged flying fish breaks the surface and begins to taxi by rapidly beating its tail while it is still beneath the surface. it then takes to the air, sometimes reaching heights over 4 feet (1.2 meters) and gliding long distances, up to 655 feet (200 meters). once it nears the surface again, it can flap its tail and taxi without fully returning to the water. capable of continuing its flight in such a manner, flying fish have been recorded stretching out their flights with consecutive glides spanning distances up to 1,312 feet (400 meters). photo: @dante_captain
#discoverocean #flyingfish #flying #fish #fishes #ocean #animals #amazing #nature #wildlife
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Wait for it 😍.
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a boat full of lucky whale-watching tourists saw the spectacle of a lifetime when three humpback whales launched themselves out of the water one-by-one in spectacular fashion.

seeing a triple breach is rare, even for tom goodwin, the biologist who owns the whale watching company. goodwin has been studying and helping whales for 35 years, and he's one of most experienced guides in the world.

the amazing video was taken by passenger edmond giroux on aug. 17 in nova scotia. you can see all three whales come just above the water at the same time near the boat.
credit ©️ocean explorations zodiac whale cruises/ yt
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Photo by @luminousdeep
smiley face of the parrot fish!
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Hey! you! what are you looking at?!⠀👀
video by @mbari_news 🐟 ⠀
when mbari researchers explore the seafloor below 1,000 meters, the most common fishes they see are rattail fish such as this coryphaenoides acrolepis. rattails are are very curious and will come to investigate any disturbance on or around the seafloor. presumably this helps them find food in the darkness of the deep sea. rattail fish are caught and sold under the more palatable name, "grenadier." the @seafoodwatch recommendations for giant rattail grenadier caught on the u.s. west coast with bottom trawls or set longlines is a "good alternative." although. little is known about the status of this deepwater, long-lived species. these fish grow very slowly and may not reproduce until they are 30 or 40 years old.⠀

#eyeseeyou #deepseafish #deepsea #bigeyes #mbari #marinebiology #rattailfish #grenadier #deepseafisheries #oceanlife #deepsealife #science #underwatervideo #rovvideo #montereybay #montereycanyon #fish #mbari #oceanconservation
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By @paulnicklen
just minutes old, a newborn elephant seal pup opens its eyes for the first time and greets its new world of ice, snow and wind in south georgia, antarctica. at birth elephant seals weigh approximately 50 pounds but within 3 weeks, it may reach an astonishing 400 pounds from its mothers rich milk. she will then wean her pup and head back to sea to replenish her own depleted resources.
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