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How wicked is this! not everyday you get to see the creatures from the deep deep blue 😍
on 12/3, okeanos explored an area termed "long mounds," beginning at a depth of ~415 meters (1,360 feet). the site falls within a proposed habitat area of particular concern, so scientists are interested in collecting baseline information on the distribution and abundance of life on the seafloor here. you can follow their live feeds, as you never know what you'll see...during our first dive, we encountered this giant isopod that was nearly 30 centimeters, or one foot, long!
video and caption: @noaaoceanexploration
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
isn’t this insane! what an interaction 😍😍
to get this close to these amazing animals, you may need a permit like @marine_life_kayaker has. 📜👈human activities in the vicinity of marine life may impact the animals which could result in multiple things: from no observable effect, to modifying their behavior, to actual physical harm. 😬 to keep these animals safe, laws are in place that have severe penalties for those who violate them. 👮♀️💸 before you approach marine life, learn the laws governing the interaction or you could end up in serious trouble. 🌊
we watched this humpback at the surface fluke up for over 30 minutes. this behavior, also referred to as tail-sailing, has been associated with nursing mothers as it allows them to rest and feed their young at the same time. as there was no visible calf around it could also be a way to cool off. this humpback stayed in this side position even after two tour boats approached. must be a tired humpback. 🐋
Plastic garbage is a whale of a problem. 😔🐋💙
this incredible life-size art installation was made almost entirely out of rubbish shaped into a decaying blue whale. it was constructed by philippines greenpeace and is a grim reminder of what we are doing to this planet..
everybody has the power to help, say no to plastics. recycle, clean up your beaches, don’t litter.. all rather simple steps that can help shape the future 💙via @fathomlesslife
The big o 🐋
how incredible is this?!
whale watching nature tourism is becoming a vehicle for transforming conservation and research into key economic forces.
as populations of whales around the world are starting to show signs of slow recovery from past whaling exploitation, the potential is also growing to observe whales from coastal communities.
not only can whale watching help to raise awareness about marine conservation issues, but also it often provides a platform for scientific research, ultimately contributing to the conservation of the animals.
vid via @theocean
yet another post about marine life getting tangled in abandoned fishing nets. it's so devastating how common this is. 😥 thank you so much to the rescuers! 🙏 via @adamfreediver 💙
the giant hulking tail of a leviathan. blue whales are the largest animals ever to have existed on earth, growing up to 100 ft in length and 300,000 lbs. the animals move through the world’s oceans at speeds over 30 mph, seemingly with very little effort. i filmed this shot only hours after landing in the azores for a 21 day expedition. the waves were reaching 9 ft or so, it was raining, and we had only a couple of hours to find them before the storm chased us home. i was extremely lucky to get this one shot of the beautiful blue tail of an oceanic giant. this was filmed under authorization 03-orac-2017 issued by the government on 28-04-2017. according to regional legislation swimming with whales and other cetaceans that are not dolphins is forbidden in the azores. with @hamiltonunderwater and @stefano.ulivi.#blueazores#bluewhale#leviathan#discoverocean