Watch out! in addition to the bright blue rings, blue ringed octopuses are famous for having extremely potent venom that can be strong enough to k**l a person. lucky for us, blue ringed octopuses are only a threat to humans when they feel threatened and directly bite someone. 📷: shutterstock / yusran abdul rahman
A clown triggerfish swims above the coral reef. like all triggerfishes, the clown triggerfish has very strong jaws and broad teeth, perfect for eating its preferred prey, hard-shelled invertebrates like sea urchins, crustaceans, and mollusks. 📽: shutterstock / rems production
A clownfish peeks out from a sea anemone. while the tentacles of an anemone have stinging cells, clownfish develop immunity to the toxin by very carefully touching the tentacles with different parts of their bodies. a layer of mucus builds up, which protects the clownfish from the toxin. 📷: khoroshunova olga #clownfish
This shark has a message for you on #nationalselfieday: be careful where you selfie! cliffs, rooftops ledges and tops of trees are just a few places where the selfie isn't worth it. #respost@azuladotcom
Amazing couple of days in bimini with @oceana and the talented @petezuc and @stephenfrink. stay tuned for more sharky goodness as i (and you guys!) help oceana win a #finbannow. 📸photo: stephen frink #repost@nina
Seafood from well-managed wild fisheries and fish farms is some of the healthiest, most sustainable protein around. but how can ocean-conscious eaters tell the good from the bad? one way is to look for eco-labels that certify whether a fish was caught or raised in a responsible way. behind these consumer-friendly labels, however, there's an ocean of nuance. visit oceana.org/blog to get answers to seven common questions about eco-labels, and whether seeking out certified seafood is worth your while. 📷: shutterstock / andrea izzotti
Tally ho! in addition to (literally) diving in with oceana, i recently lent my voice to the pbs kids show @naturecatshow. i truly believe that if we want to make lasting change for our oceans, we have to get kids excited about conservation. make sure to check your local pbs listings to catch tonight’s “ocean commotion” special!