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oceana

Exploring & protecting oceans worldwide. Pro: turtles, sharks, clean energy. Anti: offshore drilling, destructive fishing, pollution. http://bit.ly/2yJw84R
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oceana A swarm of moon jellies show off their ghostly bioluminescence. while all the potential uses of bioluminescence are not entirely known, typically bioluminescence is used to warn predators, lure or detect prey, or communicate between members of the same species. 📷: aabeele #nighttime #glowinthedark #oceans #scary #funfacts
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#didyouknow each whale shark has a unique checkerboard pattern of stripes and spots. whale shark researchers utilize specialized computer software, originally designed for star mapping, to identify individual whale sharks from photos of their spots patterns. want to learn more about the ocean’s most magnificent species? head to oceana.org/marine-life for some of our favorites! video: © oceana #whaleshark #sharks #oceans #video #marinelife
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oceana Icymi: #belize made history by introducing legislation to ban offshore oil in its marine territory, a move that would protect vital ocean habitat, numerous species and the future of fisheries. belize’s coastal and marine ecosystems contribute more than a billion dollars to the national economy through tourism, fisheries and coastal and shoreline protection. safeguarding these invaluable environments from the inherent dangers of offshore oil is fundamental to the country’s future. #repost to show your support for no oil in #belize! 📷: © oceana belize #saynotooffshoreoilbelize #besensational #toloveandprotectbelize
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oceana Kicking off a new week can be rough, but #manateemondays make it better. 📷: tomas kotouc #manicmonday #manatees #manatee #mondaymorning #oceana #oceans #oceanphotography
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oceana "what do you mean i have to go back to work tomorrow?" 📷: joe gough #sundayscaries #sunday #sundaynight #seal #furseal #oceana #oceans
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oceana Even manta rays get by with a little help from their "friends." tag that friend who always has your back. 📷: yann hubert #mantaray #wrasse #symbiosis #bestfriend #gotyourback #oceana #oceans #oceanlife #oceanphotography
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oceana Smile! it's still the weekend. 📷: fishmonger #weekendvibes #alligator #smile #weekend #sundaysnooze
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oceana Soak up the sun! did you know sunfish, also known as mola mola, spend up to half the day basking in the sun near the surface of the water? this helps warm their bodies up after deep dives to hunt. 📷: jung hsuan #sunfish #molamola #oceana #oceans #oceanlife #oceanphotography
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2 days ago
oceana The ocean never stops giving us moments where we stop and say "woah, i never thought about that before." #respost @azuladotcom
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oceana 'otterly' adorable 📷: worldswildlifewonders #seaotters #seaotter #oceanphotography #oceans #oceana #oceanlife #adorable
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oceana This clown triggerfish may seem like a social butterfly, but when it’s scared, it can lock itself into a small hole. first, it quickly dives into a small hole in a coral. then it extends the spines on its belly and head into the coral. finally, it bites down on the coral with its strong mouth and locks itself into the hole, which makes it very difficult for predators to pull it out! 📷: iliuta goean #fishfact #fish #clowntriggerfish #oceanlife #oceans #oceana #ocean #oceanfact #didyouknow #funfact
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2 days ago
oceana Happy #seabirdsaturday red-footed b***y on genovesa island, galapagos national park, ecuador. as red footed b*****s become mature, their feet turn red, a secondary s*x characteristic used in courtship behavior to attract mates. 📷: don mammoser #seabird #seabirds #funfact #didyouknow #oceana #oceans #oceanlife #oceanphotography #naturephotography
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3 days ago
oceana The mandarin fish is one of two known species in the world that can produce its own blue coloring. most blue-hued creatures on earth have to resort to optical illusions to brighten themselves up, with microscopic layers of colourless crystals in their skin layered in such a way that they reflect blue light back at any viewer. 📷: andreas h #fish #fishfact #fishyfriday #oceans #oceana #oceanlife #oceanphotography #underwaterphotography
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oceana Described as a biological bouquet of flowers, flamboyant cuttlefish are unique even among cephalopods. unlike other cuttlefish species, flamboyant cuttlefish do not dart away when they're scared. rather, it remains stationary, flashes its hypnotic color scheme and pulses its fins. researchers theorized that this colorful display was a signal of toxicity. but over time they've found that this bright coloration is actually more of an elaborate bluff, since there's no evidence of toxicity. 📷: ethan daniels
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A diver was watching a turtle escape from a tiger shark's jaws — then the shark started swimming right at him! #repost @azuladotcom
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oceana Your eyes are not playing tricks on you – this octopus is "walking." octopuses are known for often walking, rather than swimming, along the seafloor. when an octopus swims, the heart that pumps blood to its organs stops beating, so crawling is a more efficient, less exhausting alternative. 📷: joe belanger
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Getting peopled interested in trying new fish can be a good thing, since it can help use seafood that would otherwise be discarded or take the pressure off fish that we catch too much of. but if it goes too far, it can backfire. visit oceana.org/blog to learn more. 🎥: oceana/melissa forsyth
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When it comes to ugly fish, makeovers aren't always a good idea. stay tuned for part two later today to lesrn if these glamorous transformations help or hurt fisheries. 🎥: oceana/melissa forsyth
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4 days ago
oceana A school of hammerhead sharks stroll through the galapagos. hammerheads will often swim in schools, which is a highly unusual behavior for sharks. hammerheads are also known to be cannibalistic, although it is not known what triggers this behavior. 📷: grant m henderson
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5 days ago
oceana A young male walrus pops his head up for an epic headshot! how do you know he's a male? usually, tusks give it away, but this guy is too young to be showing long tusks just yet. another giveaway is the grizzly beard male walruses sport. their beard hairs are extremely sensitive, too. each beard hair has the same sensitivity to touch as a human finger does! epic, indeed. #repost @azuladotcom
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