Beach is littered with #portuguesemanofwar#jellyfish !!! 📹 @coronadobeachcomber
more info :
the atlantic portuguese man o' war (physalia physalis), also known as the man-of-war, bluebottle, or floating terror, is a marine cnidarian of the family physaliidae. its venomous tentacles can deliver a painful sting. despite its outward appearance, the portuguese man o' war is not a common jellyfish but a siphonophore, which is not actually a single multicellular organism, but a colony of specialized minute individuals called zooids.these zooids are attached to one another and physiologically integrated to the extent that they are incapable of independent survival.
unfortunate death of a giant whale in canada! 🐋😭
this poor b****r washed up in trout river, newfoundland!
this was taken in 2014 but i still find it pretty interesting thought you guys might too.. you can see how much it has expanded due to the gas build up inside the decaying whale, meaning the possibility of it exploding...!
i wouldn’t be standing too close 😬 and i also wouldn’t be smiling... 😡😡
photo: pete thomas
Dolphins are amazing 😍🐬 especially these ones!
intelligent and adaptable, these dolphins have developed an unusual technique for catching fish that ordinarily remain tantislisingly out of reach near shark bay in australia.
covering an area of 10,000 sq km, "shark bay" is one of the most diverse and pristine shallow-water bays on the planet. protected from the open ocean, these sheltered waters make a perfect nursery for more than 3 000 dolphins.
using shark bay's shallow waters, the dolphin population developed a unique hunting technique. these dolphins use the so-called hydroplaning technique to catch their prey.
as the dolphins swim fast, the water covers their body and allows them to swim through waters, which would normally be too shallow and thus lead to standing. they further stress fish out by not only pushing onto the beach, but also tail slapping. as result, the stressed out fish becomes easy to prey on.
scientists found out that this unique hunting strategy is, unlike what their first thought, nothing innate, but rather a learned tool, which adults kept teaching hydroplaning their young over generations.
via: @savingthewaves / @fathomlesslife#discoverocean
seahorses are truly unique, and not just because of their unusual equine shape. unlike most other fish, they are monogamous and mate for life. rarer still, they are among the only animal species on earth in which the male bears the unborn young.
this video shows a female seahorse transferring eggs into the males pouch!! not something you see everyday..
in the ocean, the average seahorse can live 4-6 years but this time is normally shorter for those held in captivity due to stress and poor conditions. although there are some records of them living up to 10 years in captivity..! what are your views on this guys? -
caught on video by @aqualush_info#discoverocean
Move confidently in the direction of your dreams.. it's so incredible that when baby turtles hatch, they already know they belong in the ocean.. 🐢💙 each of us have a purpose that's born with us, instinct connects us to it.
thank you @benjhicks for sharing this image with us.