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oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving Come join our team of professionally trained and certified marine biologists in the water to snorkel and study sharks without a cage.#oneoceandiving http://www.oneoceandiving.com/
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@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
Mahalo @alxpalumbo πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ these statistics should really put things in perspective for people still thinking sharks are what they should be afraid of — redirect your fear, there’s truth in these number, sharks aren’t the problem; let’s learn to #coexist πŸ¦ˆβœŒπŸ½πŸ’™ #repost @alxpalumbo
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shark!! did that get your attention? good, now read on:

human deaths per year: 725k by mosquitoes, 475k by other humans, 25k by dogs, 10k by freshwater snails, 1k by crocodiles, 500 by hippos, 100 by elephants, 12 by selfie(!), and 10 by sharks. 10. //here’s a shot from this morning’s dive with a bunch of galapagos and sandbar sharks
#apexpredatornotmonster @oneoceandiving
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@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
Epic capture of a shark party of sandbars taken on a recent charter! 😍🦈🦈🦈 these sharks certainly recognize us a humans and visitors in their home, and sharks are generally remarkably tolerant of our presence and very good at sharing space. few other predators like lions or bears would allow you to observe them in such close proximity, and with the right knowledge, training and respect for them as apex predators we can coexist. it’s extremely unfortunate that the respect sharks usually show humans isn’t always mutual, but sharing firsthand knowledge and experience about the true nature of these animals can open the door to changing perceptions and appreciating them for their intrinsic value and ecological importance. #speakupforsharksπŸ’™πŸ€™πŸ½πŸ¦ˆ
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#repost @joe_leahy ・・・
it’s truly mesmerizing watching these incredible animals gracefully navigating this deep, cobalt-blue world. swimming alongside them, i wonder if they know that i’m a human, because what would they think of me if they knew?πŸ˜•#helpsavethesharks ____________
want to learn more about sharks or adoption visit our website: oneoceandiving.com & join us in the water in #hawaii on #oahu’s #northshore to #swimwithsharks and #divewithsharksinhawaii with a @oneoceandiving trained #marinebiologist / #sharksafetydiver check out our #shark and #marineresearch @oneoceanresearch and our outreach program @oneoceaneducation #learnaboutsharks and our non-profit @waterinspired conservation group and founders: @juansharks and @oceanramsey
want to join the team? become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador looking to support in other ways? check out our not-for-profit marine conservation awareness apparel and gifts @oneoceandesigns or at oneoceandesigns.com
mahalo and thank you for supporting
#internationalsharkproject #hawaiisharkcount #sharkresearch #ocean #oneocean #savetheocean #savesharks #helpsavesharks #oceanconservation #sharkconservation
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@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
#repost @oneoceanhawaii, follow along to learn more about the significance and important of sharks in hawaiian culture! ・・・
aloha kākou! πŸ˜»πŸ‘€ tiger eyes: nā maka o ka niuhi πŸ€™πŸΎπŸ˜Ί hua ʻōlelo of the day: maka , which means eye in ʻōlelo hawaiΚ»i : hawaiian language. check out the nictitating membrane on this tigershark. the nictitating membrane is a whitish membrane that forms the inner eyelid in sharks used for protection. you’ll see sharks use their nictitating membrane while investigating or when they come into contact with other sharks. come learn about sharks on board @oneoceandiving want to learn more about sharks or the ocean, visit our website: oneoceandiving.com <http://oneoceandiving.com>>; & join us in the water in #hawaii on #oahu’s #northshore to #swimwithsharks and #divewithsharksinhawaii with a @oneoceandiving trained #marinebiologist / #sharksafetydiver check out our #shark and #marineresearch @oneoceanresearch and our outreach program @oneoceaneducation #learnaboutsharks and our non-profit @waterinspired conservation group and founders: @juansharks and @oceanramsey
want to join the team? become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador
looking to support in other ways? check out our not-for-profit marine conservation awareness apparel and gifts @oneoceandesigns or at www.hawaiisharkdiver.com < mahalo and thank you for supporting
#internationalsharkproject #hawaiisharkcount #sharkresearch #oneocean #savetheocean #savesharks
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@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
#repost from @oneoceanconservation team leader @kennaaloha, what’s your favorite species of shark? ・・・
sandbar sharks aren’t really considered a “popular” shark species, but they happen to be one of my favorites! 😍 they’re only around 5ft-7ft in length (which is actually pretty small in the shark world), but they have such personalities! πŸ˜‚ obviously, it depends on the individual, but they seem to be less comprehensive of personal space & generally more erratic and spunky compared to the other commonly-sighted shark species in the area, galapagos sharks.β €
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thankfully, the sandbar shark population seems to be quite steady here in hawaii. however, worldwide, it’s been shown their numbers are decreasing. they’re often subject to targeted fishing (for their meat, fins, other byproducts, culling, etc.), but are also often victims of overfishing and bycatch. β €
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so please steer clear of any shark products & if you still eat ocean animals, please know where it came from, where it was caught, and what fishing methods were used to catch it. #savesharks #sandbarsharksaresocuteughhhlol || photo taken by @oneoceandiving on one of my dives with them πŸ’™
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@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
Mahalo alexandria and @kmd_37 for coming out with us and raising awareness for shark conservation! we are so happy we could capture these moments for you and we look forward to having you back out sometime! the weather ahead for next week is looking perfect so if anyone is interested in adding on the professional photography package photos should be amazing! β˜€οΈπŸ€™πŸ½πŸ¦ˆ
#repost @ohlalalex ・・・
mahalo @oneoceandiving for the highlight of my hawaii trip! 🦈 one ocean studies shark & marine behavior and one of the ways they help protect these beautiful & misunderstood creatures is by allowing people to join them in their two hour pelagic research & snorkel, which @kmd_37 and i did after dreaming about it for months! we learned that sharks are apex predators and play an important role in our ecosystem, so they definitely need to be respected. and let’s not buy into the fear mongering because millions of sharks are actually being killed by humans annually, either for sport or for shark fin soup! huge thanks to @blakethompsonphoto for capturing these amazing photos, and mahalo to the whole crew @ge_keoni @capt_shy & @forrest.in.focus for educating us and ensuring our safety! will definitely be back! πŸ€™πŸΌπŸŒŠ #helpsavesharks #savetheocean
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@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
A major contributor to decreases in shark populations is due to the amount of sharks that become accidental bycatch in the fishing industries. fishermen and scientists have been working together to try and solve the shark bycatch problem for years. a popular method to keeping sharks away are “shark deterrents”. the idea is that if sharks are attracted to the weak electrical outputs created by their living prey, then creating a charge that’s too strong and overwhelming for the sharks’ hypersensitive electroreceptors would cause an aversive behavior in the shark as opposed to luring the shark in (wang & mcnaughton, 2008). these shark deterrents, however, have been known to be inefficient due to the expense and size requirements for the type of electrical charge needed to achieve avoidance. in response to this dilemma, scientists began to experiment with certain metals, “electropositive metals” and other magnetic deterrents that put out a constant release of electrons similar to previous devices, but that also worked considerably better - especially in the water (wang & mcnaughton 2008). the results from introducing sharks to these rare earth metals and magnets proved that in even in the presence of bait, sharks steered clear of any area with the presence of magnetic deterrents/electropositive metals (robbins et al. 2011). there is controversy over the ethics behind purposely overloading a shark’s sensory system but using these new efficient methods could greatly reduce the amount of shark bycatch in our fishing industries.
post by @clairestrand
photo by @juansharks
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want to learn more about sharks or adoption visit our website: oneoceandiving.com & join us in the water in #hawaii on #oahu’s #northshore to #swimwithsharks and #divewithsharksinhawaii with a @oneoceandiving trained #marinebiologist / #sharksafetydiver check out our #shark and #marineresearch @oneoceanresearch and our outreach program @oneoceaneducation #learnaboutsharks and our non-profit @waterinspired conservation group and founders: @juansharks and @oceanramsey
want to join the team? become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador looking to support in other ways? check out our not-for-profi
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@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
Great shot of a galapagos shark by @tjboster ! wolves and sharks actually are actually quite similar in terms of their ecological role. both are considered apex predators, and when wolves were reintroduced to yellowstone national park they changed the entire ecosystem by controlling prey populations that had overgrazed vegetation opening up habitat for a variety of other species and even changing the course of the rivers. we are only begging to fully understand how sharks influence their environment and the ecological consequences when they are no longer present. google “how wolves change rivers” to learn more!
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you run with wolves, i hang with sharks. #underwater #a6300 #seafrogshousing #oahu #snorkeling @oneoceandiving #oneoceandiving ___________
want to learn more about sharks or adoption visit our website: oneoceandiving.com & join us in the water in #hawaii on #oahu’s #northshore to #swimwithsharks and #divewithsharksinhawaii with a @oneoceandiving trained #marinebiologist / #sharksafetydiver check out our #shark and #marineresearch @oneoceanresearch and our outreach program @oneoceaneducation #learnaboutsharks and our non-profit @waterinspired conservation group and founders: @juansharks and @oceanramsey
want to join the team? become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador looking to support in other ways? check out our not-for-profit marine conservation awareness apparel and gifts @oneoceandesigns or at oneoceandesigns.com
mahalo and thank you for supporting
#internationalsharkproject #hawaiisharkcount #sharkresearch #ocean #oneocean #savetheocean #savesharks #helpsavesharks #oceanconservation #sharkconservation
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@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
Shortfin mako sharks (isurus oxyrinchus) can be found in every ocean on the planet. they are highly migratory sharks that on average move around approximately 3,400 km or 2,130 miles every year (iucn cailliet et al. 2009). in order to move so frequently and so far, this species of shark had to evolve to swim as efficiently as possible. shortfin makos do this by staying close to the surface of the water during the day, heating their bodies to keep their muscles warm and they can ride oceanic currents to move farther distances with less effort. they also swim in a pattern using quick tail movements to propel forward and then allow themselves to glide for a ways with minimal tail movement (kimley et al. 2002). these short bursts of energy with long rest periods are quite effective in using less energy than constant swimming would. a fun fact about makos is that they are the fastest shark in the world and one of the fastest fish species with top bursts at around 45 mph (iucn cailliet et al. 2009). we don’t normally see makos on oahu but because they are so highly migratory and can be found in oceans worldwide, there is always the chance for one to drop in on one of our dives! 
post by @clairestrand
photo by @kikomasca of @pelagioskakunja
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want to learn more about sharks or adoption visit our website: oneoceandiving.com & join us in the water in #hawaii on #oahu’s #northshore to #swimwithsharks and #divewithsharksinhawaii with a @oneoceandiving trained #marinebiologist / #sharksafetydiver check out our #shark and #marineresearch @oneoceanresearch and our outreach program @oneoceaneducation #learnaboutsharks and our non-profit @waterinspired conservation group and founders: @juansharks and @oceanramsey
want to join the team? become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador looking to support in other ways? check out our not-for-profit marine conservation awareness apparel and gifts @oneoceandesigns or at oneoceandesigns.com
mahalo and thank you for supporting
#internationalsharkproject #hawaiisharkcount #sharkresearch #ocean #oneocean #savetheocean #savesharks #helpsavesharks #oceanconservation #sharkconservation
9 1,241 2 days ago

@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
Mahalo nui loa to peyton for coming out with us and speaking up for sharks! with 2-3 sharks killed per second adding up to a staggering 100million killed per year they need our help now more than ever. sharks are a vital component to healthy marine ecosystems and our futures are very much so intertwined as we all depend on the ocean on way or another as it is the dominant life support system on our planet supplying more than half the oxygen we all breathe 🌎
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#repost @peytonmeersman ・・・
diving cageless with sharks has been on my bucket list for a long, long time so when i found out i was going to be on the same island as the oneocean team, i knew the stars had aligned and i absolutely had to go. everything about the experience was humbling and meditative. sharks are among the most misunderstood creatures on earth and with the right education and respect towards them, we can coexist peacefully. you see, we need sharks to help maintain ecosystems in balance, and when culling or finning occurs, it throws off that balance drastically. now more than ever, sharks need our help to put an end to the monstrous act of finning for shark fin soup. do your part, educate yourself, leave no trace, and learn to love and respect these animals for the sake of everyone’s future. πŸ¦ˆπŸ’™
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want to learn more about sharks or adoption visit our website: oneoceandiving.com & join us in the water in #hawaii on #oahu’s #northshore to #swimwithsharks and #divewithsharksinhawaii with a @oneoceandiving trained #marinebiologist / #sharksafetydiver check out our #shark and #marineresearch @oneoceanresearch and our outreach program @oneoceaneducation #learnaboutsharks and our non-profit @waterinspired conservation group and founders: @juansharks and @oceanramsey
want to join the team? become a @oneoceanglobal ambassador looking to support in other ways? check out our not-for-profit marine conservation awareness apparel and gifts @oneoceandesigns or at oneoceandesigns.com
mahalo and thank you for supporting
#internationalsharkproject #hawaiisharkcount #sharkresearch #ocean #oneocean #savetheocean #savesharks #helpsavesharks #oceanconservation #sharkconservation
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@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
Turn fear into fascination! πŸ’™βœŒπŸ½ mahalo for the shout out and for coming diving with us, despite your fears, and giving us a chance to change your mind about these magnificent creatures! hopefully you can help us spread the word; hopefully by showing people first hand that their fear is displaced we can make massive strides in aiming to #savesharks 🦈 #coexist #apexpredatornotmonster
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do something every day that scares you...thank you to the amazing folks at @oneoceandiving who educated me on sharks and kept me safe while i captured these beautiful, curious and misunderstood creatures.....
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@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
On behalf of the ohana here at oneocean diving, sharks included, we would love to wish our inspiring @mermaid_kayleigh (shark oprah) a happy happy jawsome birthday! πŸŽˆπŸ’™πŸŽ‰ mahalo nui loa for all of your hard and amazing work you constantly put in, everything you do is so very much appreciated! 😘 we hope you had an amazing day on the water celebrating yesterday and that today is filled with everything you love, you deserve a beautiful birthday! much aloha βœ¨πŸ’™πŸ€— #repost @mermaid_kayleigh
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✨psychedelic tiger✨ while out on a birthday dive with @oceanramsey @juansharks this gorgeous sub adult female tiger decided to grace us with her presence. the water was so calm with almost no current and glassy flat so i decided to play around with some slo-mo videos. the light rays dancing and gliding along this shark will put you in a trance. πŸŒ€πŸ˜³ shot on my @axisgo @oneoceandiving
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@oneoceandiving

One Ocean Diving
If you are ever out on our pelagic dives, you might here a safety diver call out, “rainbow runner!”. rainbow runners go by many other names such as rainbow yellowtail, spanish jack, hawaiian salmon etc... its scientific name is elagatis bipinnulata and it is a common pelagic fish that likes to hang near floating debris and occasionally with sharks (forget et al. 2015). in fact, the rainbow runner and our galapagos sharks in particular happen to be best friends. this is because the rainbow runners have what is called a "symbiotic relationship" with our galapagos sharks. rainbow runners have been known to use sharks as a means of personal hygiene. they bounce themselves off the sides of the shark to utilize the shark’s tough skin as a cleaning tool (berry, 1969). on our dives you can see the rainbow runners doing just that!

post by: @clairestrand
photo by: @savingthewaves (whale shark pictured with rainbow runner)
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