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oceana

Exploring & protecting oceans worldwide. Pro: turtles, sharks, clean energy. Anti: offshore drilling, destructive fishing, pollution. http://bit.ly/2qcRH65
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oceana Blink and you could miss it! the porcupine ray is a rarely seen and distinctive ray species that unfortunately faces many threats in its range. appropriately named for its prickly body that acts as armor against predators, porcupine rays live on soft ocean bottoms where they can easily blend in with the sand. sadly, these rays are vulnerable to extinction because they are caught as #bycatch by vessels in nearshore waters. go to oceana.org today to learn how you can protect species like the porcupine ray. πŸ“·: shutterstock/ethan daniels
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5 hours ago
oceana A seagull drifts along nahuel huapi lake in patagonia, argentina. seagulls live all over the world, and breed on every continent, even antarctica! most species prefer to live near islands where they can lay eggs on land, but still remain close to the shore to find food. πŸ“·: © oceana / eduardo de ana #seabird #seagull #oceans
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Don’t be afraid to make a splash today — it’s #whalewednesday! πŸ“½: oceana
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11 hours ago
oceana Did you know killer whales go through menopause? in fact, they're one of only three species that can't continue to reproduce until they die - short-finned pilot whales and humans are the other two. #repost @azuladotcom #whalewednesday
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oceana Happy #worldturtleday from @azuladotcom! there's no better way to recognize these ancient creatures then by sharing their most intimate secret: b**t breathing. that's right. select species of turtles breathe through their rear ends if they don't feel like breathing through their mouths that day. the australian white throated snapping turtle can get up to 70% of it's oxygen through its booty! these animals are extraordinary survivors, doing literally anything they need to breathe. #worldturtleday2017 #repost @azuladotcom #turtle #turtles #funfact #weird #animals #ocean #conservation #b**t #azula
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Yesterday
oceana Hundreds of miles off the philippine coast, an untouched oasis lies beneath the waves — the recently renamed philippine rise is one of the philippine’s last and best chances to protect old-growth coral reefs. here, pollution, destructive fishing and the effects of climate change have yet to effect the reef’s beauty and abundance. but, in a country where more than a million fishermen depend on healthy coral reefs and 54 percent of the reefs are already badly damaged, @oceanaphilippines is racing to get philippine rise legal safety today and protect it for years to come. click the link in our bio to read more. πŸ“·: oceana/uplb #philippines #philippinerise #benhambank #coralreefs #marinelife #oceans #coral #healthyoceans #standforoceans
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oceana Why are seafloor habitats so important? because they provide food and shelter to thousands of different species, big and small. without healthy seafloors, there would be no healthy oceans. the best way to protect the living seafloor is by limiting dangerous fishing methods that rip through these habitats. visit oceana.org to learn how you can get involved in our work saving the seafloor. πŸ“·: © oceana #savetheseafloor #standforoceans #conservation #oceans #marinelife #seafloor
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Yesterday
oceana It's #worldturtleday and we think there's no better way to celebrate than with a sea turtle! right now, all six of the seven species of sea turtles living in the u.s. are threatened with extinction. share this post with your friends to spread awareness and save sea turtles. πŸ“·: oceana / carlos suárez #seaturtles #stopextinction #standforoceans #worldturtleday #oceans #marinelife
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2 days ago
oceana Adorable and living life on the edge! chinstrap penguins, known best for the black line under their heads, are no strangers to some of the earth's most uninhabitable places. they can be found in antarctica, argentina, chile, islands off the coast of south america and - you guessed it - a volcano. on the volcanic island in the traversay islands, about 1 million chinstrap penguins are eating, breeding and living in one of the largest penguin colonies. #respost @azuladotcom #funfact #didyouknow #chinstrappenguin #penguin #volcano #oceanlife #oceans
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2 days ago
oceana Works of art or deep-sea dwellers? you might be surprised to learn that these bursts of color are actually marine worms. annelids live throughout the world’s oceans at all depths —even antarctic seas — and come in all shapes and colors. tube worms, for example, resemble elaborate fans and live next to deep hydrothermal vents miles below the surface. scroll through our gallery for a look at these amazing annelids! πŸ“·: © oceana #marinelife #cool #funfacts #annelids
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2 days ago
oceana Make an escape from #manicmonday to the canary islands, an archipelago in the atlantic ocean just north of the cape verde islands. thanks to its location, the subtropical climate means very unique species and habitats can thrive here, like long-spined sea urchins and ornate wrasses pictured above. πŸ“·: © oceana / carlos suárez #oceans #eu #coralreef #marinelife #islandlife
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3 days ago
oceana The weekend’s not over yet! soak up these last few hours like this lounging #seal. πŸ“·: shutterstock/adellyne #marinelife #sunday #oceans #cute
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3 days ago
oceana #icymi, the first national study of seafood labeling in #brazil revealed that over 17 percent of the fish that researchers sampled was misidentified as the wrong species. mislabeling can arise from simple confusion over names, or it can occur when a vendor knowingly swaps one kind of seafood for a cheaper or less desirable version. no matter the form it takes, mislabeling is dangerous for the oceans and for the consumer. read more on our blog at oceana.org/blog. πŸ“·: © oceana / bento viana #seafoodfraud #fish #oceans #seafood
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3 days ago
oceana Who’s got eight arms, three hearts and just one year to live? the octopus! these bizarre cephalopods never cease to amaze us with arms that can actually problem solve how to open a shellfish and numerous hearts to keep blood flowing throughout their whole body. sadly, octopuses rarely live beyond a year. after mating, males wander off to die and females often die of starvation shortly after her eggs hatch. πŸ“·: © oceana / carlos suárez #octopus #oceans #marinelife #funfacts
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3 days ago
oceana Be a star today! a #seastar, that is. πŸ“·: © oceana / juan cuetos #sundayfunday #starfish #oceans #marinelife #coral
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4 days ago
oceana Time to caption this! what do you think this sleepy seal is thinking? leave your best captions in the comments below. πŸ“·: shutterstock / robert crow #captionthis #seal #underwater #underwaterphotography #nature #naturephotography #oceans #oceanphotography #ocean #beachside #beaches #saltyairlife
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4 days ago
oceana Feather dusters aren’t merely passive filter feeders. to capture small food particles or plankton floating in the water, these worms will create a current to direct particles into their mouth. feather dusters’ tentacles are also covered in a sticky mucus that traps any particles that hit it. πŸ“·: © oceana / houssine kaddachi #underwater #underwaterphotography #nature #naturephotography #oceans #oceanphotography #ocean #europe #funfact #didyouknow
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4 days ago
oceana The endangered species act works — just ask north atlantic right whales. for years, these slow swimmers have been hanging out at the surface, close to shore, along some of the busiest ports on the eastern seaboard. as a result, these whales often suffocate tangled up in fishing and lobster gear. without legal protection, north atlantic right whales and many other species would likely be extinct. in honor of #endangeredspeciesday yesterday, we’re honoring whales and the landmark protections they desperately need. click the link in our bio to read more! πŸ“·: noaa #whales #oceans #bycatch #marinelife #esa
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4 days ago
oceana Happpy #seabirdsaturday! though it is the "king," the king eider duck is actually smaller than its closest relative, the common eider. like most ducks and relatives, the king eider is migratory, flying south during the colder months and north during summer months. πŸ“·: shutterstock / nikki gensert #kingeider #seabird #oceanbird #oceanlife #nature #oceanphotography #naturephotography
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