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oceana

Exploring & protecting oceans worldwide. Pro: turtles, sharks, clean energy. Anti: offshore drilling, destructive fishing, pollution. http://bit.ly/2sPZIBR
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oceana 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. πŸ“·: shutterstock / yusran abdul rahman
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7 hours ago
oceana Did someone say happy hour? πŸ“·: flickr / oregon department of fish & wildlife
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oceana The colorful hermit crab is something to marvel at, but did you know this crustacean doesn't grow its own shell? instead, the crab searches for empty shells from other species like snails. as they grow, they have to keep finding new shells. thanks to these shells, hermit c***s are not threatened by predators that often, which gives us more beautiful colors to look at! πŸ“·: © oceana / eduardo sorensen
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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. πŸ“½: shutterstock / rems production
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oceana A cuttlefish in seagrass off the coast of spain. #didyouknow that cuttlefish have shells? they have porous, bony shells called cuttlebones inside of their bodies. they use the cuttlebone to control their buoyancy by letting water in or out of a specialized chamber. πŸ“·: © oceana / carlos minguell
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oceana We believe this is a view worth fighting for. comment below and tell us why you #standforoceans! πŸ“· © oceana / juan cuetos
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oceana #tfw you remember tomorrow is friday! πŸ“·: flickr / harold moses
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oceana 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. πŸ“·: khoroshunova olga #clownfish
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oceana Sharks bring out the best and worst in us. sharks are neither deities nor demons. they are ancient predators essential to healthy oceans. and humans are killing them faster than they can recover — fins from as many as 73 million every year end up in the global trade, which is driving many shark species to the bring of extinction. add your name now via the link in our bio to tell your representative to support the shark fin trade elimination act. πŸ“·: © oceana / tim calver
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oceana 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
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oceana Talk about being hard headed! some of the only times that scientists are able to observe bowhead whales is when they're breaking through sea ice with their enormous heads. #whalewednesday
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oceana Wish you were here 🌴 it wold be such a tragedy if oil ever washed up on these beaches #repost @oceana_bze
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oceana "even the smallest bit of plastic can k**l a sea turtle," says willow melamet, manager at the @southcarolinaaquarium's care center. as humans make more plastic - from less than 50 million metric tons a year in the 1970s to more than 300 million in 2014 - a lot is ending up in the ocean as garbage. more than half of all sea turtles may have eaten trash at this point, according to one 2015 study. visit oceana.org/blog to learn how this special hospital is a bright spot for turtles in deepening trouble. πŸ“·: euo © oceana carlos minguell
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oceana 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. πŸ“Έphoto: stephen frink #repost @nina
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oceana The diversity and beauty in our oceans are unrivalled. a key simnia (neosimnia spelta) on a pink sea fan (eunicella verrucosa) we found during our expedition in 2010, chipiona, cádiz, spain. πŸ“·: © oceana carlos suarez #repost @oceana_europe
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oceana 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. πŸ“·: shutterstock / andrea izzotti
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oceana That’s a wrap! protecting the world’s oceans with oceana has been a dream, and i can’t wait for more opportunities to make a difference. i have always been amazed by how intricately our day-to-day lives are connected to the oceans. but now as threats like climate change and overfishing loom, our ocean’s future is uncertain. that’s why i’m continuing to work with oceana to make sure that my children can enjoy healthy, vibrant oceans. click the link in oceana’s bio to learn how you can help. πŸ“·: © oceana / tony rath
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oceana 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! #pbskids #naturecat #oceanconservation
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Swimming among the mangroves and corals in belize’s south water caye marine reserve with @oceana, i was immediately struck that this reef is belize. not only is this reef brimming with ocean life, it’s an important source of income and protein for local belizeans. but this beautiful ecosystem is in danger. indiscriminate gillnets are killing all sorts of non-targeted marine mammals and fish. worse, forgotten gillnets, also known as ghost nets, are left adrift to continue needlessly killing marine life. if we want to save belize’s coral reefs, we have to get gillnets out of the water. video: © oceana / tony rath (@cobiesmulders)
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oceana Hey everyone! it’s @cobiesmulders, and i am so excited to be here taking over @oceana’s instagram today. you may know me from my roles in the avengers or how i met your mother, but you may not know that i’ve always been passionate for oceans. fun fact: before i caught the acting bug i dreamed of being a marine biologist. our oceans are borderless, and it’s going to take a global effort to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems. from what we eat to the products we buy, we can all take part in saving the oceans. be sure to follow along today as i share some throwbacks from diving with oceana in belize, a sneak peak at my role in nature cat’s ”ocean commotion” premiering tonight, and learn why i’ll never stop working to protect our oceans. πŸ“·: © oceana / tony rath
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