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oceana

Dedicated to protecting & restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale. ๐ŸŒŠ http://bit.ly/2BeiELf
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Pucker up! ๐Ÿ’‹ this is a triggerfish, which can be found in tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world. ๐Ÿ“ธ: shutterstock #fishyfriday #ocean #fish
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#shark finning is a gruesome practice that involves chopping off a shark’s fins and dumping the body back into the ocean to drown. while the act of shark finning is illegal in american waters, fins continue to be bought and sold in the united states. the shark fin trade elimination act would remove the u.s. from the global fin trade where fins from as many as 73 million sharks a year end up. tell your members of congress to support the shark fin trade elimination act and protect #sharks before it’s too late by following the link in our bio. #finbannow ๐Ÿ“ธ: shutterstock
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On this fine #fishyfriday, we present to you the goliath grouper! the goliath grouper is a large saltwater fish of the grouper family found primarily in shallow tropical waters. they may reach extremely large sizes, growing to lengths of over 8 feet and can weigh as much as 790 pounds! ๐Ÿ“ธ: henry and laura whittaker #fish #ocean #marinelife
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Jump for joy! it's #friday! ๐Ÿฌ . . . ๐ŸŽฅ: oceana #ocean #dolphins #weekend
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Have you checked out our #instagramstory yet? #sharks boast a dazzling diversity of pupil shapes and eye sizes, which offer hints about how they hunt and live. head over to our story to learn more about the wild eye adaptations that say volumes about sharks’ killer lifestyles. ๐Ÿ“ธ: alessandro de maddalena #ocean #shark
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"seriously?" everyone feels like this sea lion occasionally. what do you think he's thinking? ๐Ÿ“ธ: kjersti joergensen #ocean #sealion #cute #mood
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Here, a pair of least tern chicks huddle by their mother. the least tern is the smallest of the american terns and can be found nesting on sandy beaches along the southern coasts of the united states. these baby terns will leave the nest a few days after hatching, fly at about 20 days old and will leave their parents after 2-3 months. ๐Ÿ“ธ: ray hennessy #ocean #bird #birds #cute #babyanimals
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#takeaction: whales, dolphins and other marine mammals need your help. oil special interests in congress are trying to gut the marine mammal protection act (mmpa), a vital law that seeks to restore and maintain healthy populations of marine mammals in u.s. waters. a new bill would make it easier for activities like seismic airgun blasting to harm marine mammals that call our oceans home. speak up: follow the link in our bio to tell your member of congress to vote no on h.r. 3133. #defendmarinemammals ๐Ÿ“ธ: shutterstock #whale #dolphins
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The common octopus is considered the most intelligent of all invertebrates and can be found in the tropical and temperate waters of the world’s oceans. on a crazier note, an octopus can lose an arm and regrow it later without any permanent damage! do you love learning about these cephalopods? leave a ๐Ÿ™ in the comments! ๐Ÿ“ธ: © oceana / carlos suárez #ocean #octopus #marinelife
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An orca and her calf breach in synchrony. did you know that juvenile orcas are able to swim from the moment they are born, but they are totally dependent on nursing their mothers’ milk for one to two years? ๐Ÿ“ธ: monika wieland shields #ocean #whales #orcas
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This seal pup seems to be having a relaxing #snowday. โ„๏ธ . . . ๐Ÿ“ธ: dmytro pylypenko #ocean #seal #cute #cuteanimals #relax #babyanimals
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It's that time of the week again- it's #whalewednesday! here, a bryde's whale surfaces in the gulf of thailand. these whales are members of the baleen whale family and are considered one of the "great whales". they can reach lengths of about 40-55 feet and weigh up to about 90,000 pounds. ๐Ÿ“ธ: shutterstock / adam wildlife
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A pair of j*****s penguins watch the sun set on another day. also known as the african penguin, j*****s penguins make a sound similar to a donkey’s call, and are restricted to the waters and rocky shores of southern africa. in fact, it is in the only species of penguin that nests in africa. ๐Ÿ“ธ: steffen foerster #ocean #penguin #penguins #marinelife
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We know you've heard of a manatee, but what about a dugong? the dugong, like all sea cows, is herbivorous. it primarily grazes on sea grasses and therefore spends most of its time in sea grass beds. unlike the closely related manatees, the dugong never enters freshwater and is therefore the only exclusively marine mammal that is herbivorous. ๐Ÿ“ธ: shutterstock #ocean #marinelife
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Despite their very large size, the manta ray eats tiny plankton. they constantly swim along with their large mouths open, filtering plankton and other small food from the water. to aid in this strategy, mantas have specialized flaps, known as cephalic lobes, which help direct more water and food into their mouths. ๐Ÿ“ธ: shutterstock #ocean #manta #marinelife #ray
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It's #turtletuesday! the green sea turtle gets its common name, not from the color of its skin or shell, which is common among most sea turtle species, but from the greenish color of its fat. the green turtle is the only sea turtle that is a strict herbivore, and its diet of seagrass and algae may contribute to the green fatty tissue. ๐Ÿ“ธ: © oceana / eduardo sorensen #ocean #turtle #turtles #marinelife
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Stay warm! โ„๏ธ . . . . ๐Ÿ“ธ: roger clark arps #ocean #penguin #penguins #cold #winter #snow
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๐Ÿšจcrazy fact alert!๐Ÿšจ nassau grouper reproduce in only a few places and during only a few months each year. these fish always spawn immediately after the full moon during the winter months, when they form very large groups called spawning aggregations. throughout its entire geographic range, there are less than 100 known spawning aggregation sites where nassau grouper reproduce year after year, and historically these aggregations included hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals reproducing together for a few days before returning to their home reefs. ๐Ÿ“ธ: shutterstock #ocean #fish #funfact
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For the coconut octopus, home is always just an arms reach away. these guys extend their arms around shells and “stilt walk”, and when threatened, the coconut octopus creates a dome-like shelter with the shell halves. ๐Ÿ“ธ: sergeuwphoto #ocean #octopus
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"here, get my good side!" sea lions are some of the most lovable and charismatic marine mammals. they are not true seals and are instead closely related to fur seals; together, they are known as the “eared seals.” ๐Ÿ“ธ: eb adventure photography #ocean #sealion #cute
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