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@lindslougraff

lindslougraff
The ocean is a beautiful and devastatingly wild ecosystem, one where we as humans, are not the apex predators. it’s also a place of evolution, disturbance, and shifting regulation in the constant quest for ecological balance. marine populations ebb and flow, although most recently in time, this fluctuation is due to negative anthropogenic impacts. it’s critical for humans to understand and respect these changes, and as a result, to alter or evolve our own actions to follow suit. if certain swimming beaches or surf breaks are in the midst of this natural regulation, and have become home to growing or stabilizing populations of marine creatures like white sharks or seals, then perhaps it’s time to focus your ocean activities in other areas. it is their home, and we have no right to blame, cull, nor vilify wild animals that are simply, rightfully existing within the boundaries of their own natural habitat. when we start bending and breaking ecosystems or animals to fit into our mold of what they should be, or how they should serve us, we create waves of disruption and devastation that can last for centuries. acquiesce that the ocean is not ours to change, but ours to respect, to research, and to conserve. #respectsharks
20 132 2 weeks ago

@mermary_dolittle

mermary_dolittle
Ahhh. swimming with sharks. it's simultaneously like an adrenaline rush as well as a meditation all in one. totally in the moment. humbled. at peace with a greater understanding and respect. these were from my last shark dive. at one point we were surrounded by 17 blues and makos, and even saw a grey whale on the way home. so beautiful.
#sharkdiving #shark #ilovesharks #savethesharks #saynotosharkfinsoup #oceanlover #sharklover #respect #respecttheocean #respectsharks #protectwhatyoulove #planetearth #discovery #wildanimals #wildencounters #marineconservation
0 22 2 weeks ago

@julienpezzetti

julienpezzetti
0 9 2 weeks ago

@kin_fin_inspired_

kin_fin_inspired_
Sharkira sharkira!
oh sharky when you breach like that, you make researchers go mad. to get one, a good one, a left and right hand side pic of your dorsal πŸ˜‚πŸ¦ˆπŸŽΆ.
a sharks dorsal fin is unique to the individual much like a human fingerprint. as a result of this, studies can be conducted to assess population size by means of fin photo identification. the objective of our chum shifts are to coax the shark out of the water in order to obtain an adequate photograph of both the left and right hand side of its dorsal fin. (we have no intention of feeding the sharks whatsoever, just to excite them into breaching out of the water). i’ve turned the audio off in these videos, but i can promise you that 90% of the time all you can hear me saying is “hello babies!”, “ahhh, look how beautiful you are!”, “love me!”, “this is literally the highlight of my life, i couldnt imagine ever doing anything else”, and also making up parody songs about sharks every 5 minutes πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ.
i have honestly never had such a profound love and appreciation for anything else in my entire life, and i am so incredibly lucky to have found my passion so young. i cant wait to dedicate the rest of my life to shark conservation and working towards changing the way the rest of the world perceives them. sharks truly are such incredible creatures and they deserve to be respected and acknowledged for the keystone species that they are, and the important ecological roles that they play within our marine ecosystem.

i know i can never keep it short when talking about sharks, but in all honesty, they’re the love of my life and i’m not sorry 🦈❀️🀷🏻‍♀️.
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@respect_the_fin @watersoulfoundation
#oceansresearch #sharkresearch #whiteshark #greatwhiteshark #explore #discover #understand #conserve #spreadthelove #sharklove
#sharkconservation #sharkadvocate #becomeanambassador #watersoulfoundation #respectthefin #respectsharks #respectnotfear #saynotosharknets #sharkculls #sharkculling #sharkfishing #sharkfinsoup #sharkfinning #sharkhunting #plasticpollution #singleuseplastic #protectwhatyoulove #slashfearnotfins #healthyoceansneedsharks #saveourseas
7 81 3 weeks ago

@realsusanl

realsusanl
I see you! πŸ‘€on a @oneoceandiving pelagic dive with @katelangford12 in about 300 ft. of water at an aggregate site. photo by @juansharks #galapagosshark #savesharks #apexpredatornotmonster #underwaterphotography #respectsharks #oahu #juansharks
1 17 3 weeks ago

@tidalteesapparel

tidalteesapparel
“you should be afraid if you are in the ocean and you don’t see sharks.” - sylvia earleπŸŒŠπŸ™ŒπŸΌ sharks keep ecosystems is balance and in check. taking them out of the food chain will cause the overpopulation of some species and the extinction of others. let’s learn to #coexist πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ“Έ @maik_burghardt @perrinjames1 @sharkgirlmadison
32 245 3 weeks ago

@safaripath

safaripath
What a majestic creature of the sea!
there are over 500 known species of sharks and they each have their own unique behaviors. they may have up to 3,000 teeth and will continuously replace teeth. .
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#sharks #sharksarecool #sharksareawesome #respectsharks #seacreatures
0 12 3 weeks ago

@fish_whisperer_ltd

fish_whisperer_ltd
4 275 3 weeks ago

@mermaidbryn

mermaidbryn
Swimming with nurse sharks - dreams do come true! ✨ as the sign says, these beauties ‘can and do bite’. but not because they’re out to get you. the only reason they’ll bite is if they mistake part of your body for some type of food. one mermaid i know tells kiddos that sharks just need glasses. sometimes they make mistakes. we love and respect them anyway, and we accept the risk when we swim with them. see the full video on my youtube channel (link in bio)!
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#savesharks #sharks #shark #respectsharks #respectthefin #swimmingwithsharks #mermaidshark #nurseshark #stanielcay #stanielcayyachtclub #bahamas #thebahamas #ilovesharks #saveoursharks #mermaid #mermaidbryn #water #swim #mermaidwithsharks #swimmingwithsharks #sharkswim
7 174 3 weeks ago

@angmc_fit

angmc_fit
This is my #1 bucket list item. i would love to get this checked off or at least scheduled by 2020. what a fricken dream 🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈.... and maybe i’ll look half decent in a wetsuit by then because i just don’t see how those could be too flattering. πŸ˜‚ gotta have short-term and long-term goals, right?!?! happy almost friday! πŸ™Œ #bucketlist #shark #sharkdive #respectsharks #sharks #cagedive #fit #fitfam #goals #fitnessjourney #longtermgoalsinprogress #thursday
10 41 4 weeks ago

@alannahvellacott

alannahvellacott
Did you know that the bahamas is a shark sanctuary? this means that #sharks are not to be fished, harmed or harassed in any way! this is because they are key to the health of our oceans and to the health of fish we love eating. don’t believe the silly hyperbole of how gravely dangerous they are to humans - we k**l 100 million of them each year, while out of the billions of people in the world, they only k**l 6 of us! they should be more afraid of us that we are of them.
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a main contributor to the millions of sharks being killed each year is #sharkfinning for shark fin soup. shark finning is a horrible fishing practice where only the fins of a shark are harvested and the rest of the shark is discarded back into the sea - most of the time they are alive when thrown back!
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@respect_the_fin is a cool title group that i came across on instagram that advocates against this fishery. i saw their hat and had to have it. respect sharks and their importance. respect the fin!
#respectthefin #sharkconservation #sharksanctuary
4 146 4 weeks ago

@lu_lu_mi_bella_vida

lu_lu_mi_bella_vida
No, humans are not on a sharks menu πŸ˜πŸ¦ˆπŸ’™ #sharkshenanigans #oceandinosaur #respectsharks #keyspecies
2 18 4 weeks ago

@kin_fin_inspired_

kin_fin_inspired_
Isn’t she lovely, isn’t she wonderful 🎢.
i don’t believe i will ever reach a point in my life where i am not completely and utterly blown away by the immense beauty of these incredible creatures 😍🦈.
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if you love and appreciate sharks, then become a shark advocate and an ambassador for @watersoulfoundation and @respect_the_fin like me! πŸ’•
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#oceansresearch #sharkresearch #whiteshark #greatwhiteshark #explore #discover #understand #conserve #spreadthelove #sharklove
#sharkconservation #sharkadvocate #becomeanambassador #watersoulfoundation #respectthefin #respectsharks #respectnotfear #saynotosharknets #sharkculls #sharkculling #sharkfishing #sharkfinsoup #sharkfinning #sharkhunting #plasticpollution #singleuseplastic #protectwhatyoulove #slashfearnotfins #healthyoceansneedsharks #saveourseas
2 114 5 weeks ago

@respectanimalrights

respectanimalrights
Just saying hi guys. that’s all.
the most misunderstood sea mammal. shark, ever since jaws people think they are vicious killers. hollywood keeps making shark movies i never watch them. do you?

video 🎬© @mikecoots
#greatwhite #sharks #respecttheoceananditscreatures #respectsharks #lovetheocean #marinelife #marinelifeisdying
4 262 5 weeks ago

@respect_the_fin

respect_the_fin
The animal kingdom is a balanced system of predator and prey – when one vanishes, the entire thing gets disrupted. and with sharks being one of the longest-living animals on the earth, their presence is key for maintaining the ocean and life on land as we know it. #respectsharks #respectthefin #coexist πŸ“Έ: @jferrara_photo
0 1,015 5 weeks ago

@lu_lu_mi_bella_vida

lu_lu_mi_bella_vida
0 15 5 weeks ago