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Discover Ocean Let's discover the world underwater together ! New project coming soon πŸ’™πŸ‹ http://DiscoverOcean.net/
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Beach is littered with #portuguesemanofwar #jellyfish !!!β€¨πŸ“Ή @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. #discoverocean
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Via @fathomlesslife unfortunate death of a giant whale in canada! πŸ‹πŸ˜­ 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 #whale #whales #canada #bluewhale #wildlife #animals #lifecycle #facts #nature #sad #discoverocean
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Join @capeclasp & @nakaweproject on a mission to save sharks! 🦈 #hammerhead restock just hit capeclasp.com! use code hammer for 15% off before they sell out again! #makewaves
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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. πŸ”˜ @theocean β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € 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. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β € πŸ“Έ: bbc via: @savingthewaves / @fathomlesslife #discoverocean
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Your daily dose of cuteness. photo by @paulnicklen. a newborn antarctic fur seal pup perches himself on top of a mound of tussock grass. the majority of antarctic fur seals are born brown but approximately one in several thousand are born with white fur. fur seals possess one of the highest degrees of s****l dimorphism of any mammalian species with males weighing up to five times greater than females. ©paul nicklen @sea_legacy #discoverocean #seals #nature #cute #love #pokemon
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Via @theocean 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
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A very unique display of animal intelligence documented by @paulnicklen - a ring seal sniffs the afternoon air for any sign of a polar bear before hauling out on the sea ice to sun itself. these little pagophilic (ice loving) seals maintain several breathing holes year round just so they have options if a polar bear is on the hunt. ©paul nicklen #discoverocean
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Hello! πŸ™ the ocean is extremely bountiful in the most fascinating of creatures! image ©@higuchi.tomomi #discoverocean #littlecreatures #whatisit #fascinating
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All the fish in the sea by jeff hester. "i was drawn to make this image because ideally, i believe this is what our oceans should look like. but cabo pulmo hasn’t always been this way. in 1995, a marine park was established by local citizens to counteract depleted reef fishes and marine life due to overfishing,” he explains. “today, the biomass is booming, and the ecosystem is returning to a healthy state. for this particular image, i wanted to show some scale of the situation so i had my wife (seen in the foreground) swim ahead of me.” cabo pulmo, mexico. πŸ’™ image ©jeff hester. #discoverocean #abundance #life #restoration
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It doesn't get any better than this. national geographic photographer @paulnicklen experiences some incredible encounters with nature. see his feed @paulnicklen to learn more about how climate change is affecting the habitat of these beautiful animals. πŸ’™ tag in someone you adore! image ©paul nicklen. #discoverocean
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Photo // @jeffbhester we hope this super cute baby harbor seal brings a smile to your face! 😊 it's amazing but seals dive for three minutes at a time typically, but they can stay under water as long as 30 minutes and dive as deep as 600 feet. unlike humans, harbor seals breathe out before diving. they use oxygen already in their blood and muscles while under water, and their heartbeat slows from about 100 beats per minute to 10. πŸ’™ image by ©jeff b hester #discoverocean
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A rare interaction between a hawaiian monk seal and a green turtle at olowalu beach, #hawaii. photo by @bjkvideoproduction #discoverocean
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An amazingly detailed and well lit capture by @dimarch1979 via @mission_blue. he's munching on some greens to stay healthy πŸŒΏπŸ’™πŸ’ ©dmitry marchenko #discoverocean
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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.. πŸ’πŸ’™ 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. #discoverocean
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Shark 🦈 vs πŸ¦‘ squid. πŸ’™ @theocean who can tell me what each species are? 😏 video: @almcglashan #discoverocean
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There are 19 subpopulations of polar bears in the world, 13 of which can be found in canada. some of these bears live year-round on the ice, but for populations such as the hudson bay bears, the ice proves an ephemeral habitat. the bears simply depend on sea ice to make a living, "no sea ice means no seals. and no seals means no polar bears." i think it's very clear that we're going to lose the vast majority of them, if not within our lifetime, then certainly within the lifetime of our children. πŸ’™ image by ©arne naevra #discoverocean
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What a captivating scene shot by @michaelzeiglerphoto - a bat ray glides through a clearing in the #kelp forest near santa barbara island, #california. ©michael zeigler #discoverocean
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Rad perspective! photo & words by @fredbuyle // the great hammerhead shark is one of most hydrodynamically designed shark, its huge dorsal fin combined with its flattened head allows to keep perfect control of its powerful body and track down preys like no other sharks! this large female roams the white sands of #bimini, #bahamas looking for her favorite food. πŸ’™ image ©fred buyle. #discoverocean #greathammerhead #perspective
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Photo by @ralphpace a little hawksbill turtle checks out the world for the first time and contemplates the dangerous journey to the oceans shoreline and swimming it's little heart out against the currents to start its life in @theocean ! πŸ’™ image ©ralph pace #discoverocean #helloworld #letsdothis
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