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Mantis shrimp are famous for their killer punches, but they just got even more impressive with their shady eye roll. #repost @azuladotcom
58 4,590 October 2017
Have you ever wondered how hurricanes affect marine life?

hurricanes generate high waves, rough undercurrents, and shifting sands, all of which may harm sea life. if the wild currents fail to break up coral reefs in their path, the rain-infused water they bring reduces salt levels and otherwise stresses corals. as the hurricane moves toward shore, the underwater tumult can cause shifting sands and muddy shallow waters, blocking the essential sunlight on which corals and other sea creatures rely.

this image shows a sunken vessel among a coral colony in vieques, puerto rico, on oct. 23, 2017. following hurricane maria in 2017, noaa and partners removed a total of 479 displaced vessels and 3,668 hazardous chemical containers. teams also relocated approximately 400 coral colonies.

#hurricanes #ocean #oceanlife #oceanfact
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Goliath grouper showing diver who's boss 😎

just like that he stole his lunch 😂
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the atlantic goliath grouper feeds on crustaceans, such as spiny lobsters, shrimps and crabs, as well as fish including stingrays and parrotfish, in addition to octopuses and young sea turtles. despite having teeth, the fish engulfs its prey and swallows it whole.
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17 1,002 May 2016
Did you know that the world’s first known manta ray nursery was discovered in the gulf of mexico? these juvenile mantas can grow to have a wingspan of 23 feet as adults. learn more out oceanic mantas at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180619123115.htm #funfactfriday #oceanfact #manta #mantas
0 23 4 hours ago
Have you ever wondered, why is the ocean salty? it's #13 in our 2015 countdown.
the answer...ocean salt primarily comes from rocks on land. click on our profile link for more ocean facts!

this image shows brine seep at east flower garden bank. salt encrustations surrounding a pool of briny water. image credit is rhode island institute for archaeological oceanography; secrets of the gulf expedition. noaa/nos/nms/fgbnms.
#oceanfact #ocean #facts #trivia
0 126 December 2015
Video by©@johnnyvanuck
would you have remained this calm?😨💙
#oceanfact the north pacific population of humpback whales makes long distance migrations. they range from winter breeding grounds in southern latitudes (hawaii, mexico, and southern asia) to northern feeding areas from california to alaska and russia where they spend the summer months. humpbacks show great fidelity to their feeding areas and british columbia is split into two separate regions. the southeast alaska/northern british columbia region is estimated to have a population of 3,000-5,000 whales, while the southern bc/washington population is approximately 200-400 whales. there also appears to be a correlation between feeding and breeding grounds. the majority of humpback whales feeding in northern bc appear to be wintering in hawaii. the southern bc whales have animals that have been re-sighted off mainland mexico, as well as hawaii.
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1,864 39,675 May 2016
How ocean savvy are you? we're kicking off 30 days of ocean facts in the month of june. tune in every day for your daily does of ocean trivia.

first question - how many 'oceans' are there?

answer: there is only one global ocean.

while there is only one global ocean, the vast body of water that covers 71 percent of the earth is geographically divided into distinct named regions. the boundaries between these regions have evolved over time for a variety of historical, cultural, geographical, and scientific reasons.

historically, there are four named oceans: the atlantic, pacific, indian, and arctic. however, most countries - including the united states - now recognize the southern (antarctic) as the fifth ocean. the pacific, atlantic, and indian are known as the three major oceans.

this image shows a papahānaumokuākea marine national monument mokumanamana sunset.
image credit: james watt/noaa

#30daysofocean #ocean #nationaloceanmonth #sunset #oceanfact
1 546 June 2017
Today is national peanut butter day! did you know that compounds extracted from species of red algae make peanut butter easier to spread? many products we eat or use every day depend on things that are found in the ocean.

#peanutbutter #ocean #oceanfact
9 511 January 2018
Can a coral reef recover from bleaching and other stressful events?

similar to how people tend to get sick when under stress, so do corals. if local stressors to coral reefs are reduced, the corals have a better chance of recovering from a stressful event such as coral bleaching. in this way, the reefs are more resilient.
this image shows coral reef​s ​​​​in the clear blue waters of kure atoll in ​hawaii's papahānaumokuākea marine national monument​.
#resilientreefs #corals #coralreef #oceanfact #30daysofocean
3 296 June 2016

@earthecho

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Did you know that the world’s first known manta ray nursery was discovered in the gulf of mexico? these juvenile mantas can grow to have a wingspan of 23 feet as adults. learn more out oceanic mantas at https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180619123115.htm #funfactfriday #oceanfact #manta #mantas
0 23 4 hours ago

@underdonecomics

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Let's wrap up #cephalopodweek with the humboldt squid. 💯they travel in packs of over 100 and get very big and mean. 🦑scientists think they communicate by changing their skin colors.
💪their beaks are made of some of the strongest materials found in nature.
🎥if you get a chance, look up scott cassell's work filming these supersuckers.
#🦑#squid #cephalopod #nautilus #ocean #conservation #shell #savetheocean #cannibal #food #nature #comic #webcomic #relationship #friends #pack #squadgoals #predator #maneater #ceph #octonation #aquarium #giantsquid #oceanfact #amazinganimals #mollusk #octopus #cephalopodweek2018 #hangry
5 1,121 7 hours ago

@oceanfact

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Good afternoon everybody! this week we’ve been talking about #marinesciences and i’m going to introduce you to my (@paigejbernier ) personal area of interest: physical oceanography. ————————————————————
pic: “researchers from the university of kwazulu-natal (ukzn) watch a slocum glider take measurements off the coast of south africa” (http://www.whoi.edu/main/po)——————————————————————
oceanfact: oceanography describes the study of the ocean using a few major disciplines, including: chemistry, biology, geology, and physics. physical oceanography is the field of study that deals with the physical interactions of the ocean with its surroundings, the properties of waves, the fluctuations of currents, and the influence of the ocean on our climate and atmosphere. that all being said, why do we care about the physical properties of the ocean? the ocean plays the star role in our planetary climate system, and studying the mechanisms of transport are crucial for coastal inhabitants (myself included!). by studying evolving patterns in ocean circulation and fluid motion, scientists can utilize data to predict global climate and human sustainability on coasts. —————————————————————————
there are so many areas for research in #marinesciences which one have you explored? follow @oceanfact for more examples! ———————————————————————————
#oceanfact #ofactunity #oceanfactofficial #marinescience #marinebiology #biologicaloceanography #africa #physicaloceanography #physcis #stem #stemmajor #ocean #oceanography #elnino #noaa #chemistry #biology #science #research #scientists #southafrica #coasts #waves
0 98 20 hours ago

@ocean_reef_inc

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Imagine the distance between chicago and indianapolis. not bad, right? that’s almost a three-hour drive! now, add a few more miles and imagine walking the same distance inside an underwater cave. when you're done, take a look at this video: you'll be surprised!

#oceanreef #underwaterpedia #sea #deepsea #ocean #oceans #underwater #marine #underwaterworld #marinelife #sealife #underwaterlife #reeflife #waterislife #oceanfact #marinefacts #cave #underwatercave #tulum #sacactun #dosoyos #mayan #mayanartifacts #mayans
8 390 Yesterday

@sprite_jh8

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#fastrepost from @noaaocean by @fastrepost_app
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the ocean is never still. whether observing from the beach or a boat, we expect to see waves on the horizon. waves are created by energy passing through water, causing it to move in a circular motion. however, water does not actually travel in waves. waves transmit energy, not water, across the ocean and if not obstructed by anything, they have the potential to travel across an entire ocean basin.

waves are most commonly caused by wind. wind-driven waves, or surface waves, are created by the friction between wind and surface water. as wind blows across the surface of the ocean or a lake, the continual disturbance creates a wave crest. these types of waves are found globally across the open ocean and along the coast. visit oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts to read our full #oceanfact on 'why the ocean has waves.' #30daysofocean #ocean #waves
0 5 2 days ago

@noaaocean

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The ocean is never still. whether observing from the beach or a boat, we expect to see waves on the horizon. waves are created by energy passing through water, causing it to move in a circular motion. however, water does not actually travel in waves. waves transmit energy, not water, across the ocean and if not obstructed by anything, they have the potential to travel across an entire ocean basin.

waves are most commonly caused by wind. wind-driven waves, or surface waves, are created by the friction between wind and surface water. as wind blows across the surface of the ocean or a lake, the continual disturbance creates a wave crest. these types of waves are found globally across the open ocean and along the coast. visit oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts to read our full #oceanfact on 'why the ocean has waves.' #30daysofocean #ocean #waves
3 732 2 days ago

@earth2oceanadventures

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🤔 did you know, corals grow on top of other dead corals? in fact in the maldives they drilled down 2000m and still found calcium carbonate/lime. this means that corals have lived and died so many times it is now over 2km deep! 😱⠀
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#earth2oceanadventures #earth2ocean #travelcommunity #tagtofeature #captainmorgan #underwaterlife #underwaterworld #underwaterphoto #scuba #scubalife #snorkeling #underwaterart #ocean #underwater #diving #fact #oceanfact #corals #coralsareamazing
15 143 2 weeks ago

@noaaocean

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What is the biggest fish in the ocean? the biggest fish in the ocean is the rhincodon typus or whale shark.

whale sharks can grow to 12.2 meters and weigh as much as 40 tons by some estimates! the largest reported whale shark was 20 meters, but it is uncommon to see them longer than 12 meters. they have broad, flat heads with short snouts and their backs have an interesting white, yellow, and grey checkerboard pattern. it is unknown how long whale sharks can live, however, scientists believe they can live approximately 60-100 years. #fish #ocean #oceanlife #30daysofocean #oceanfact
5 1,105 2 weeks ago

@oceanfact

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Breaking news
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welcome back to your fresh sea news - this time a big catch! whale shark aggregations happens in around only 20 locations globally and research may have uncovered why.

researcher from the university of york (uk) studied global aggregation sites and used models to assess how bathymetry (depth) influenced site selection. whale sharks are known to aggregate in shallow waters during feeding time, while spending most of the rest in deep waters - thus, depth profiles of the aggregation sites was of high interest.

the results indicated three key bathymetric characteristics that were similar in aggregation sites: shallow water, near deep waters and steep slopes into deep waters. the team suggest that these factors allow the sharks to have an environment with high primary productivity, due to upwelling, and a spot to warm their ectothermic bodies, due to shallow warm waters.
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amazing whale shark shot by: @theoceanlust read more: copping et al., 2018 - does bathymetry drive coastal whale shark (rhincodon types) aggregations? peerj
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#whaleshark #whalesharks #oceanfact #breakingnews #sciencenews #sciencealert #deepblue #whalewatching #sharks #swimwithsharks #whalesharkwatching #aggregation #marinebiology #marinebio #marineecology #marinelife #marineanimals #conservation #ocean #sciencenetwork #research #science #scientist #megafauna #whalesharkdiving
0 102 2 weeks ago

@alliee_dewitt

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#oceanfact: the caribbean sea of the atlantic ocean is home to the second largest barrier reef on earth. #worldoceansday 🌊🐠☀️ #takemeback
7 126 2 weeks ago

@bumblebeefoods

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Happy world oceans day! learn how bumble bee is working to preserve our precious aquatic resources through science-based fisheries management and initiatives at the link in our bio. ⠀
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#bumblebee #bumblebeeseafoods #bumblebeetuna #sustainability #sustainablefacts #oceans #worldoceansday #oceansday #oceanfact #ocean #aquaticlife #marinelife⠀
0 36 2 weeks ago

@oceanfact

oceanfact
This week so far we’ve explored many modern-day bioengineers, but i’m (@paigejbernier ) here to introduce you to one of the first organisms to live on the shores of early earth! ——————————————————————
pic: https://goo.gl/images/blxrb3 (marie lochman, lochman transparencies) ———————————————————————————
oceanfact: stromatolites are calcareous mounds built by lime-secreting cyanobacteria, one of, if not the earliest known bioengineers. the structures are made of alternating layers of trapped sediment, fossilized microbes, and limestone. roughly 3.5 billions years ago to 2 billion years ago the primitive life forms dominated the shores of the early earth, and are still around areas today. as some of the oldest fossils ever discovered, they are a reminder of precambrian organisms and an example of ancient life on earth. today, the most known concentration of stromatolites survives off the shores of shark bay in australia. ———————————————————————————
follow @oceanfact to learn more about the importance of bioengineers in marine environments! ————————————————
#oceanfact #oceanfactofficial #ofactunity #marinebiology #marinescience #stromatolites #cambrian #precambrian #ancientearth #biology #bioengineering #bioengineers #cyanobacteria #microbes #microbiology #prokaryotes #fossils #paleontology #australia #sharkbay #oceanography #ocean #oceanscience
0 97 2 weeks ago

@bumblebeefoods

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With 70% of earth’s surface covered in water and millions of aquatic species, bumble bee is dedicated to preserving our precious resources. link in bio for more info on sustainability. ⠀
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#bumblebee #bumblebeeseafoods #bumblebeetuna #sustainability #sustainablefacts #oceans #worldoceansday #oceansday #oceanfact #ocean #aquaticlife #marinelife⠀
0 35 2 weeks ago

@daisyandotto

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We’re stuck on you!
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@bumblebeefoods

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Over 90% of species that live in the ocean remain unclassified.⠀
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#octopus #bumblebee #bumblebeeseafoods #bumblebeetuna #sustainability #sustainablefacts #oceans #worldoceansday #oceansday #oceanfact⠀
1 32 3 weeks ago

@csucoast

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How do you study the #ocean?
#oceanographer #oceanscience #oceanminded
#repost @noaaocean (@get_repost )
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have you ever wondered...what does an #oceanographer do? oceanography covers a wide range of topics, including marine life and ecosystems, ocean circulation, plate tectonics and the geology of the seafloor, and the chemical and physical properties of the ocean.
biological oceanographers and marine biologists study plants and animals in the marine environment. they are interested in the numbers of marine organisms and how these organisms develop, relate to one another, adapt to their environment, and interact with it. chemical oceanographers and marine chemists study the composition of seawater, its processes and cycles, and the chemical interaction of seawater with the atmosphere and seafloor. their work may include analysis of seawater components, the effects of pollutants, and the impacts of chemical processes on marine organisms.
geological oceanographers and marine geologists explore the ocean floor and the processes that form its mountains, canyons, and valleys. through sampling, they look at millions of years of history of sea-floor spreading, plate tectonics, and oceanic circulation and climates. physical oceanographers study the physical conditions and physical processes within the ocean such as waves, currents, eddies, gyres and tides; the transport of sand on and off beaches; coastal erosion; and the interactions of the atmosphere and the ocean. #30daysofocean #oceanfact
0 19 3 weeks ago

@b.a.sharksaviour

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It is believed by scientists that we might be seeing a large bloom of jellyfish due to a change in ocean conditions, caused by humans.
help the ocean by recycling, eat only suitable seafood (check out marine conservation to see a good fish guide), save water and provide a good environment for wildlife e.g. bird houses, feeders, flowers and trees. remember to follow my other account @dreamcatchereleanor.
8 39 3 weeks ago