One Ocean Inspired
Promoting shark and marine conservation through impactful images and photos. Watch the new go pro 6 tiger shark dive video featuring Ocean Ramsey⏬
Wild & free; as they should be // a wild bottlenose dolphin giving a smile to @juansharks as he captures this special moment in socorro on expedition with @oceanramsey during a @oneoceanresearch unforgettable experience. visit their feeds for more truly ocean inspired moments ✨
✨ stingray sunsets ✨image captured by @jordan_robins // as benthic predators stingrays have the ecological role of unearthing smaller organisms as they displace sand, helping other animals find their prey of choice and providing a form of nutrient mix in relatively stagnant environments.
One noninvasive method of identifying individual tiger sharks is by capturing the distinct and unique countershading line where the grey coloration meets white coloration from the beginning of the pectorals through the underside of the nose, a sort of shark fingerprint. | galeocerdo cuvier photographed by @andy_mann at tiger beach in the bahamas @sea_legacy
Image by @juansharks words by @keoki_delmar ✨ world wide there are estimated to be around 30,000 tiger sharks left. in hawaii alone between 1959 and 1976, 4,668 tiger sharks were culled in an effort to protect the tourism industry. in the 1992 cull over 500 tiger sharks were also killed. the most recent cull in australia was in 2014, where 175 sharks were killed, 50 of those tigers were over 9ft. these statistics don’t even include the thousands that die daily at the hands of commercial fishing. sharks have been around for over 450 million years. who are we to decide who lives and who dies? help save sharks by speaking up for them. visit www.change.org/p/one-ocean-diving-protect-sharks-and-rays-in-hawaiian-waters and sign the petition put together by the folks @oneoceanconservation and @keiko_conservation. contact local government in your area and get involved.
Unique for having seven gill slits rather than five, the broadnose sevengill shark has been observed to hunt in packs to overcome prey items (such as seals) that are too large to take on solo. however, an adult sevengill may eat as little as one-tenth of its body weight in food each month. // beautifully photographed by @fredbuyle off the coast of south africa.
Between the months of february and april, the mobula ray can be seen migrating in large numbers off the southern coast of baja. these rays gather annually to feast upon their primary food source, mysid shrimp 🦐🍴 // mobula traffic photographed by @sunbeachandwind off the coast of cabo san lucas.
Antarctic weddell seal photographed by @andy_mann // this species of seal is known for its complex, other-worldly vocalizations that can be heard echoing from beneath the ice and produce the largest range of sounds of any pinniped. 🎶
Indo-pacific lemon shark and blacktip reef shark embracing the current; photographed by @thomaspeschak // the team at @oneoceanresearch conducts field surveys during each @oneoceandiving pelagic dive in effort to find any correlation established between environmental conditions and behavioral displays exhibited by the sharks. the current strength is one of the many variables being examined, and it’s truly mesmerizing to visualize as captured in this shot. ✨
Carcharhinus melanopterus and cotton candy skies photographed by @tamanui123 // black tip reef sharks can be identified by the unique pigmentation line where the black meets white of their dorsal coloration. this is helpful in tracking movements and social structure within aggregates; a noninvasive alternative to tagging.