Oceanfacts Photos & Videos

12 hours ago

Sponge garden community at 35m depth just off Kangaroo Island’s East coast. ⁣ ⁣ Through their large and often complex structures, these intricate gardens support myriad small crustaceans, molluscs and worms.⁣⁣ ⁣ Sponges concentrate energy from small organic particles, bacteria and phytoplankton and pass it on to their predators.⁣ ⁣⁣ How long did it take for you to spot the cuttlefish? ⁣⁣🦑 ⁣ #greatsouthernreef #biodiversityhotspot #southaustralia #spongegardens #kangarooIsland #insidenatgeo #oceanhabitat #greataustralianbight #instalife #cuttlefish #underwatervideo #nature #blueplanet #Unique_australia #marinescience #marinebiology #oceanfacts #scuba

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Fact 107: The Greenland shark holds the title of longest lived vertebrate animal. A living shark was dated to be approximately 392 years old based on radiocarbon dating of its eye lens. Greenland sharks are found in frigid waters around the Arctic crawling along at their preferred pace of 0.7mph. The secret to their longevity may be their slow and steady growth rate of 1 cm per year. #saveour70 #greenlandshark #oldestvertebrate #marinebiology #discoverocean #saltlife #factfriday #oceanfacts #oceanography #sharks #educateyourself #sharethispost #reallyold #oceanfactfriday at Durham, New Hampshire

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2 days ago

Tridacna maxima, known as the common giant clam, is a filter feeding bivalve. They have highly developed internal gills which are used in respiration to take in oxygen and to eliminate carbon dioxide, and also function to capture food particles removed from the water. Clams lack eyes and instead have light-sensitive sensory cells that are concentrated at the edge of the mantle. May 21, 2019 with @ptrdgrt at Carlson Sandbar, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. . . . . . . #giantclam #tridacnamaxima #tridacna #mollusc #conchology #shellphotography #bivalve #saltwateraquarium #aquariumlife #coralreef #thalassophile #nofilterneeded #artmadebynature #photooftheday #kwajalein #kwajlife #micronesia #sealife #uwphotography #scuba #diving #scubadiving #uwmacro #uwlife #oceanfacts #naturephotography #natgeowild #marinebiology #underwaterbeauty

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2 days ago

It's World Turtle Day! 🐢 You probably already have an idea about how marine creatures mistake plastics and other trash as food in the ocean. Over 1,000 turtles die every year by ingesting waste from the ocean. 🌊 Reduce your waste, stop using single-use plastics, and pick up a piece of trash on the ground the next time you see one. ✌ #saynotoplastic #reduceplasticwaste #nomoreplastic #plasticbegone #noplastic #getridofit #reducewaste #ocean #oceanlife #oceanfacts #turtleday #turtles #turtlelife #eco #water #waste #oceanwaste #weneedchange #reduceoceanwaste #conserve #trash #wastemanagment #change #wecandothis #positive #dailyig #igdaily #inspo at Henderson, Nevada

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2 days ago

I find it a little scary that 94% of life is aquatic which makes those of us living on land part of a very, very small minority. 🌊🦀🐡🐚

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2 days ago

Lets look at Leatherbacks on World Turtle Day The Leatherback turtle, scientifically known as the Dermochelys coriacea These giants do not possess a carapace (shell), they have a smooth leathery skin. This allows them to dive to great depths. Leatherbacks can dive to depths of more than 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) They are one of the most migratory turtles, crossing both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans Leatherbacks can consume twice their own body weight in prey per day, feeding exclusively on soft-bodied invertebrates like jellyfish and tunicates. Globally, leatherback status according to IUCN is listed as Vulnerable, but many subpopulations (such as in the Pacific and Southwest Atlantic) are Critically Endangered. #seasmart #oceanfacts #worldturtleday #turtles #leatherbackturtle #tartaruga #tortue #tortuga #schildkröte #nature #amazinganimals #черепаха

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3 days ago

“The White Pocket in northern Arizona - near the Utah border - is about as close to an alien planet landscape that you can get. These other-world landscapes were formed after the Jurassic-era ocean dried up millions of years ago. . . I wonder what types of sea life once wandered these ancient oceans.” - @tylerm3 #InlandOceans at White Pocket

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4 days ago

The emperor angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator, is truly the king of the reef and can be found in the tropics from East Africa to French Polynesia. This species is the largest angelfish in the Marshall islands and can grow to 15 inches in length. They are reported to be territorial with a home range up to 10,000 square feet. The emperor angelfish can indicate it’s displeasure with other fish, and even with divers, by producing a very loud and startling drumming or thumping sound when threatened that can be heard up to 15 feet away. May 20, 2019 with @mrsritzb at Kwajalein Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. . . . . . . #emperorangelfish #pomacanthusimperator #pomacanthus #angelfish #coralreef #aquariumlife #saltwateraquarium #reeffish #marinefish #fishid #fishphotography #kwajalein #kwajlife #micronesia #sealife #thalassophile #nofilterneeded #artmadebynature #photooftheday #uwphotography #scuba #scubadiving #diving #uwlife #oceanfacts #naturephotography #natgeowild #underwaterbeauty #planetearth #bbcearth at Kwajalein Atoll, RMI

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4 days ago

A family of Anemone Fish swim amongst their animal home in the waters of The Great Barrier Reef, Queenland, Australia. Few ocean addicts know that Anemones are actually living animals and belong to the same animal phylum as Jellyfish (Cnidaria). Scuba diving in any water where a species of Anemone Fish live is always an exciting experience. They often present a unique photo challenge due to their continuous movement in and out of their Anemone. Often photos come back of a tail or fin dissapearing behind an outstretched Anemone tentacle. It's this peek-a-boo activity that means an underwater photographer needs to preempt the fish movements to get a nice shot! - - - #anemonefish #anemone #scubagram #uwphotography #nemo #clownfish #fishgram #greatbarrierreef #thegreatbarrierreef #thisisqueensland #naturegram #oceanconservation #oceanfacts #fishfacts #underwaterphotos #blueplanet #ausgeo #abcmyphoto #underthesea #findingnemo #isotta_housings #underwater #scubaart #scubaaddict #oceanart #scubashooters #wetpixel at The Great Barrier Reef

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4 days ago

There are approximately three million shipwrecks on the ocean floor worth billions in value 💰⚓️🚢

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4 days ago

50 facts about ocean! #fact49 is a large one! ⬇️ #givefishabreak . #Repost @ocean_lovers_united with @get_repost ・・・ Face to face with a huge guitarfish! It is extremely rare to get an encounter like this on the Ningaloo. Normally these animals are very timid. Guitarfish are bottom feeders that bury themselves in mud or sand and eat worms, crabs, and clams. Some can tolerate salt, fresh, and brackish water. They generally live close to the beach/coastline or in estuaries. . 📸 @jakewiltonphoto at Vish.Shop

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5 days ago

Speed is relative in the world of snails. This mole cowrie is nocturnal and normally sedentary during the daytime. It will slowly crawl out of a crevice on the reef at dusk to feed on sponge at night, and then slowly return to a dark hole or cave just before the sun comes up to hide from predators during the day. I found this individual hiding under a large slab of dead coral in shallow water and after being exposed to the midday sun it was doing the snail version of a 100 yard dash to find another dark crevice. Cowries use the muscles of their foot to glide across the reef. Unlike their slower relatives, cowries have been reported to travel 15 centimeters per minute and occasionally as fast as 5 millimeters per second. May 19, 2019 at Gea Pass, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. . . . . . . #instagramvideo #video #videoinstagram #videooftheday #kwajalein #kwajlife #cypraea #molecowrie #malacology #shellcollector #shelladdict #conchology #seashells #shelling #seashellsofinstagram #mollusc #gastropod #shellcollector #coralreef #thalassophile #sealife #scubadiving #oceanfacts #naturephotography #natgeowild #underwaterbeauty #colorsofnature #bbcearth at Kwajalein Atoll, RMI

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5 days ago

Can you believe it? The ocean hides more historical artefacts than all the world´s museums combined! Along with all the countless sunken ships they went missing in the endless expanses of the ocean. A great thought, don't you think? All this history just buried there underneath the sea. But it´s also a great imagination: Actually, wandering around a museum while diving. #wavebreaker #swimwear #formen #oceanfacts #nicetoknow #knownledgetogo #ocean #blue #museum #artefacts #history #treasure #underwater #may

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5 days ago

“Taking a look at a beach full of.... Elephant seals! . . These seals come to shore for three reasons: to mate, molt, and rear pups. This colony was on shore for their spring molting season. . . Slaughtered for their oil-producing blubber, the northern elephant seal was at one time close to extinction. By 1892, many assumed that this poor species had quietly disappeared forever. However, a small breeding colony managed to endure. It was estimated that, in 1910, some 20 to 100 northern elephant seals were still alive. All of these survivors dwelled on or around Guadalupe Island off Mexico’s Baja California coast. Things finally started to turn around for the species in 1922, when the island became a biological reserve, and the seals received government protection. Since then, the global population has ballooned up to 160,000—all of whom are descended from those Guadalupe Island holdouts.” - @tylerm3 . . Stay tuned for more of @tylerm3’s instagram takeover this week! 🌎🌊 at California

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5 days ago

Seas the day.. or in this case seize your.. mate? 🦀 Apparently Dungeness crabs can stay in this “pre-mating embrace” for up to a few weeks! Due to the molting necessary to happen for reproduction and then for protection the male will continue to carry around his female mate❤️ sort of sweet , sort of ..strange ? 🦀 crab facts with Julia 🙋🏼‍♀️😆 . . . . . . . . . #dungenesscrab #seastheday #crab🦀 #oceanfacts #westcoastlife #fishingbc #happyfishing🎣 #pacificnorthwest #pnwonderland #getoutside #coastalliving #haidagwaii #gohaidagwaii #explorehaidagwaii #outdooradventureshg #cascadiaexplored #oceaneducation #beachfishing #eelgrass at Haida Gwaii

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6 days ago

Many seashells are beautiful, but the animal that creates and forms the shell can be even more beautiful and amazing. Cowries have always been my favorite family of seashells since their shell is so incredibly shiny. The cowrie mantle is two thin layers of tissue that cover each side of the exterior of the seashell and meet in the centerline on top of the shell. The mantle forms the shell when the animal is young and growing, deposits the pigment that gives the shell its color pattern, and keeps the exterior glossy as the animal ages. The mantle appears to be an amazing feat of biological design, since it allows the animal to deposit layers of calcium carbonate into a structure that can serve as the home for the creature and protect the animal from most predators. The mole cowrie has one of the prettiest mantles of all of the cowries, with little finger like projections and thousands of tiny green spots over a black background. In the first photo the tan and brown shell is still slightly visible on the top and has not yet been covered by the two green spotted halves of the animal’s mantle. In the second photo of the two halves of the mantle have met and completely obscure the shell. In the third photo the two halves of the mantle have retracted, exposing more of the beautiful brown and tan shell. May19, 2019 at Gea Pass, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. . . . . . . . . #cypraea #molecowrie #malacology #invertebrate #shellcollector #shelladdict #conchology #seashells #shelling #seashellsofinstagram #mollusc #gastropod #coralreef #thalassophile #nofilterneeded #kwajalein #kwajlife #sealife #uwmacrophotography #scubadiving #uwmacro #oceanfacts #naturephotography #natgeowild #underwaterbeauty #colorsofnature at Kwajalein Atoll, RMI

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7 days ago

#porcelaincrab #uwphotography #sealife #kwajlife #natgeowild #scubadiving #amazinganimals #diving #seaanemone #videoinstagram #commensalism #coralreef #uwmacrophotography #saltwateraquariums #underwaterlife #instagramvideo #micronesia #videooftheday #decapoda #crustacean #oceanfacts #video #scuba #crab #kwajalein #bbcearth Nature is truly amazing! The spotted porcelain crab is a delicate, fragile animal that lives among the tentacles of the poisonous sea anemone for protection. When it feels safe, the crab will emerge from the anemones tentacles to feed on plankton. These crabs have evolved comb-like mouthparts that sweep through the water like a fine net to capture tiny planktonic animals drifting past, which are swept into the mouth. April 30, 2019 at Carlson Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands with @mrsritzb . . . . . . . #porcelaincrab #crustacean #decapoda #crab #coralreef #saltwateraquariums #seaanemone #kwajalein #micronesia #kwajlife #sealife #uwmacrophotography #uwphotography #underwaterlife #diving #scubadiving #scuba #oceanfacts #natgeowild #commensalism #bbcearth #video #instagramvideo #videoinstagram #videooftheday #amazinganimalseries at @The beach

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7 days ago

#porcelaincrab #uwphotography #sealife #kwajlife #natgeowild #scubadiving #amazinganimals #diving #seaanemone #videoinstagram #commensalism #coralreef #uwmacrophotography #saltwateraquariums #underwaterlife #instagramvideo #micronesia #videooftheday #decapoda #crustacean #oceanfacts #video #scuba #crab #kwajalein #bbcearth Nature is truly amazing! The spotted porcelain crab is a delicate, fragile animal that lives among the tentacles of the poisonous sea anemone for protection. When it feels safe, the crab will emerge from the anemones tentacles to feed on plankton. These crabs have evolved comb-like mouthparts that sweep through the water like a fine net to capture tiny planktonic animals drifting past, which are swept into the mouth. April 30, 2019 at Carlson Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands with @mrsritzb . . . . . . . #porcelaincrab #crustacean #decapoda #crab #coralreef #saltwateraquariums #seaanemone #kwajalein #micronesia #kwajlife #sealife #uwmacrophotography #uwphotography #underwaterlife #diving #scubadiving #scuba #oceanfacts #natgeowild #commensalism #bbcearth #video #instagramvideo #videoinstagram #videooftheday #amazinganimalsinc at @The beach

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7 days ago

#porcelaincrab #uwphotography #sealife #kwajlife #natgeowild #scubadiving #amazinganimals #diving #seaanemone #videoinstagram #commensalism #coralreef #uwmacrophotography #saltwateraquariums #underwaterlife #instagramvideo #micronesia #videooftheday #decapoda #crustacean #oceanfacts #video #scuba #crab #kwajalein #bbcearth Nature is truly amazing! The spotted porcelain crab is a delicate, fragile animal that lives among the tentacles of the poisonous sea anemone for protection. When it feels safe, the crab will emerge from the anemones tentacles to feed on plankton. These crabs have evolved comb-like mouthparts that sweep through the water like a fine net to capture tiny planktonic animals drifting past, which are swept into the mouth. April 30, 2019 at Carlson Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands with @mrsritzb . . . . . . . #porcelaincrab #crustacean #decapoda #crab #coralreef #saltwateraquariums #seaanemone #kwajalein #micronesia #kwajlife #sealife #uwmacrophotography #uwphotography #underwaterlife #diving #scubadiving #scuba #oceanfacts #natgeowild #commensalism #bbcearth #video #instagramvideo #videoinstagram #videooftheday #amazinganimals at @The beach

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7 days ago

#porcelaincrab #uwphotography #sealife #kwajlife #natgeowild #scubadiving #amazinganimals #diving #seaanemone #videoinstagram #commensalism #coralreef #uwmacrophotography #saltwateraquariums #underwaterlife #instagramvideo #micronesia #videooftheday #decapoda #crustacean #oceanfacts #video #scuba #crab #kwajalein #bbcearth Nature is truly amazing! The spotted porcelain crab is a delicate, fragile animal that lives among the tentacles of the poisonous sea anemone for protection. When it feels safe, the crab will emerge from the anemones tentacles to feed on plankton. These crabs have evolved comb-like mouthparts that sweep through the water like a fine net to capture tiny planktonic animals drifting past, which are swept into the mouth. April 30, 2019 at Carlson Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands with @mrsritzb . . . . . . . #porcelaincrab #crustacean #decapoda #crab #coralreef #saltwateraquariums #seaanemone #kwajalein #micronesia #kwajlife #sealife #uwmacrophotography #uwphotography #underwaterlife #diving #scubadiving #scuba #oceanfacts #natgeowild #commensalism #bbcearth #video #instagramvideo #videoinstagram #videooftheday #amazinganimals at @The beach

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7 days ago

#porcelaincrab #uwphotography #sealife #kwajlife #natgeowild #scubadiving #amazinganimals #diving #seaanemone #videoinstagram #commensalism #coralreef #uwmacrophotography #saltwateraquariums #underwaterlife #instagramvideo #micronesia #videooftheday #decapoda #crustacean #oceanfacts #video #scuba #crab #kwajalein #bbcearth Nature is truly amazing! The spotted porcelain crab is a delicate, fragile animal that lives among the tentacles of the poisonous sea anemone for protection. When it feels safe, the crab will emerge from the anemones tentacles to feed on plankton. These crabs have evolved comb-like mouthparts that sweep through the water like a fine net to capture tiny planktonic animals drifting past, which are swept into the mouth. April 30, 2019 at Carlson Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands with @mrsritzb . . . . . . . #porcelaincrab #crustacean #decapoda #crab #coralreef #saltwateraquariums #seaanemone #kwajalein #micronesia #kwajlife #sealife #uwmacrophotography #uwphotography #underwaterlife #diving #scubadiving #scuba #oceanfacts #natgeowild #commensalism #bbcearth #video #instagramvideo #videoinstagram #videooftheday #amazinganimals at @The beach

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7 days ago

@sajid_patel_insta_king #porcelaincrab #uwphotography #sealife #kwajlife #natgeowild #scubadiving #amazinganimals #diving #seaanemone #videoinstagram #commensalism #coralreef #uwmacrophotography #saltwateraquariums #underwaterlife #instagramvideo #micronesia #videooftheday #decapoda #crustacean #oceanfacts #video #scuba #crab #kwajalein #bbcearth Nature is truly amazing! The spotted porcelain crab is a delicate, fragile animal that lives among the tentacles of the poisonous sea anemone for protection. When it feels safe, the crab will emerge from the anemones tentacles to feed on plankton. These crabs have evolved comb-like mouthparts that sweep through the water like a fine net to capture tiny planktonic animals drifting past, which are swept into the mouth. April 30, 2019 at Carlson Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands with @mrsritzb . . . . . . . #porcelaincrab #crustacean #decapoda #crab #coralreef #saltwateraquariums #seaanemone #kwajalein #micronesia #kwajlife #sealife #uwmacrophotography #uwphotography #underwaterlife #diving #scubadiving #scuba #oceanfacts #natgeowild #commensalism #bbcearth #video #instagramvideo #videoinstagram #videooftheday #amazinganimals

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7 days ago

@sajid_patel_insta_king #porcelaincrab #uwphotography #sealife #kwajlife #natgeowild #scubadiving #amazinganimals #diving #seaanemone #videoinstagram #commensalism #coralreef #uwmacrophotography #saltwateraquariums #underwaterlife #instagramvideo #micronesia #videooftheday #decapoda #crustacean #oceanfacts #video #scuba #crab #kwajalein #bbcearth Nature is truly amazing! The spotted porcelain crab is a delicate, fragile animal that lives among the tentacles of the poisonous sea anemone for protection. When it feels safe, the crab will emerge from the anemones tentacles to feed on plankton. These crabs have evolved comb-like mouthparts that sweep through the water like a fine net to capture tiny planktonic animals drifting past, which are swept into the mouth. April 30, 2019 at Carlson Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands with @mrsritzb . . . . . . . #porcelaincrab #crustacean #decapoda #crab #coralreef #saltwateraquariums #seaanemone #kwajalein #micronesia #kwajlife #sealife #uwmacrophotography #uwphotography #underwaterlife #diving #scubadiving #scuba #oceanfacts #natgeowild #commensalism #bbcearth #video #instagramvideo #videoinstagram #videooftheday #amazinganimals

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8 days ago

The bluestreak fusilier, Pterocaesio tile, is the most common fusilier in the Marshall Islands. They are closely related to snappers but spend most of the day well off of the reef feeding on microscopic plankton in the water column instead of larger prey. Fusiliers are a schooling fish and occasionally the entire school will take a break from feeding to swim along the reef. If they encounter a diver on the reef it is not unusual for the school to closely approach and completely surrounded and swim around a diver several times before heading back into the water column to resume feeding. March 24, 2019 with @mrsritzb and @bishopjim01 at Carlson Island Sandbar, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. . . . . . . #fusilier #snapper #schoolingfish #pterocaesiotile #coralreef #marinefish #reeffish #fishid #fishphotography #instagramvideo #video #videoinstagram #videooftheday #kwajalein #micronesia #kwajlife #sealife #uwphotography #scuba #diving #scubadiving #uwlife #oceanfacts #thalassophile #natgeowild #marinebiology #bbcearth at Kwajalein Atoll, RMI

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8 days ago

The ocean depths are one of the most unexplored places on Earth. Earlier this month, Victor Vescovo and his crew set off on the submersible named ‘The Limiting Factor’ to explore and chart the deepest known oceanic trench in the world. After descending a record-breaking 10927 metres down Challenger Deep of the Marianas Trench (that’s about 2000 metres longer than Mt. Everest!), Vescovo found bizarre things like colourful rock formations and supergiant prawn-like amphipods. However, this submersible was not the first man-made object to reach such great depths – plastic was. Let’s keep our oceans clean! Choose to refuse single-use plastics! Every tiny action goes a long way, more than you think ✨✨ Background photo credits: Tamara Stubbs #thediveship #oceanfacts #scubadiving

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9 days ago

Have you ever heard that many experts believe that there are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the beach? 🏖🐚

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9 days ago

#SpeciesSpotlight - Reaching top speeds of 70 mph, Sailfish are widely considered to be the fastest fish in the ocean! These ocean speedsters are easily recognized by their spectacular dorsal fin and spear-like bill. #OceanFacts . . 📷: Rodrigo Friscione at Earth

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9 days ago

Did you know that more than a dozen of different species of anemones can be found in the #salishsea? 😎 Anemones are found in both subtidal and intertidal habitats. 🌊 This anemone pictured here was found diving off the San Juan Islands. 🌲 📷 by @nwscubamom #anemones, #anemone, #pnw, #diving, #pnwwonderland, #salishsea, #thursday, #thursdaythoughts, #conservation, #restoration, #scuba, #localpeoplelocalsolutions, #savesalish, #NWStraitsfnd, #nonprofits, #environment, #environmentalist, #scuba, #underwater, #protectourwaters, #oceanoptimism, #oceanfacts

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9 days ago

Pleurobranchus grandis is a nocturnal carnivorous sea slug with somewhat psychedelic color pattern that can grow to the size of a dinner plate. Pleurobranchs are related to nudibranchs but lack obvious gills on their back. Some pleurobranch species produce acidic secretions as a defense mechanism to deter predators. May 12, 2018 at Anilao, Philippines . . . . . #pleurobranchus #sluglife #nudibranch #nudi #seaslug #coralreef #anilao #philippines #artmadebynature #sealife #uwmacrophotography #uwphotography #scuba #scubadiving #diving #uwlife #oceanfacts #natureohotography #natgeowild #underwaterbeauty #bbcearth #colorsofnature at Anilao, Batangas, Philippines

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11 days ago

Interesting Fact: Only about 5 percent of our oceans have been explored. 
The exciting thing to consider is how many more discoveries scientists will inevitably make in future explorations 🐢🐢🐢⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #OceanLife #OceanFacts #HawaiiShots #Turtle #TurtleShot⠀⠀

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11 days ago

It’s Turtle Tuesday!🐢 #didyouknow sea turtles can stay underwater for up to 5 hours?!🌊📸 @kokocuvier

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11 days ago

Wobbegongs, like most other sharks, are hunters, but since they are quite lazy, instead of actively looking for food or chasing after prey, they wait for prey to come close to them and then attack in ambush. They use their barbels and their fleshy lobes to lure prey such as bottom-dwelling fishes, smaller sharks, crabs, lobsters and even octopuses, and when the poor animal is close enough, they give a quick snap. Awesome video @anniecrawley_oceanannie ! #PADI #wobbegong #oceanfacts #sharkfacts #scubadiving #underwaterworld #diving #Lovesharks #savesharks at RAJA AMPAT - The Last Paradise

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11 days ago

50 facts about ocean! #fact48 is an unusual one! ⬇️⬇️⬇️ #givefishabreak . #Repost @oceana with @get_repost ・・・ Have you ever heard of the flamingo tongue? The flamingo tongue is a small marine snail that lives on coral reefs in the western Atlantic Ocean. Like some sea slugs and other reef organisms, flamingo tongues incorporate chemicals from their prey into their soft tissue to provide a chemical defense against predation. . . 📸: Shutterstock #ocean #marinelife #flamingo

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11 days ago

Some sharks are oviparous, here's a Whitespotted bamboo shark egg by @ocearch 💙🌀 . "Mommy shark doo doo doo! Happy mother’s day! We’re celebrating shark moms by taking a look at the various ways they give birth to their pups. Whitespotted bamboo sharks are oviparous, meaning shark moms lay eggs like this one (you can see the embryo feeding on the yolk inside) that hatch outside of the uterus. But the process is way different for other shark species. Learn more using the link in our bio" . Follow us in @blueocean4k Follow us in @blueocean4k Follow us in @blueocean4k . . . #sharkegg #oviparous #sharkbreeding #naturefacts #incredibleocean #sharkconservation #ocearch #life #naturelife #sealife #oceanlife #sharkeggs #egg #reflection #til #todayilearned #natureknowledge #oceanfacts #protectsharks #sharkstudy #learnaboutsharks #savetheoceans #oceanminded #savetheocean #alltheoceanblues #oceanconservation #oceanvibes #oceano #tiburon #tiburones

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12 days ago

Photo made by @stan.jazwinski Pygoplites diacanthus, the regal angelfish, is the second largest angelfish in the Marshall Islands and can grow to 10 inches. It is often found in pairs and is commonly seen feeding on sponge on the seaward reef slope in areas with thick coral growth and small caves and ledges. April 21, 2019 at Carlson Island Sandbar, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. . . . . . . #pygoplitesdiacanthus #angelfish #saltwateraquarium #saltwateraquariumfish #reeffish #marinefish #fishid #fishphotography #coralreef #thalassophile #nofilterneeded #artmadebynature #photooftheday #kwajalein #micronesia #kwajlife #sealife #uwphotography #scuba #scubadiving #diving #underwaterlife #uwlife #oceanfacts #naturephotography #natgeowild #marinebiology #underwaterbeauty #bbcearth #colorsofnature

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12 days ago

Did you know whale sharks are the largest fish in the world!? And no, they aren’t whales, nor are they related to whales. But, they are very much alike whales and they actually feed more like whales then they do sharks. 🐋🦈🐚 #nowyouknow

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12 days ago

Happy #ManateeMonday! Did you know that these incredible marine mammals evolved from the same land animals as elephants over 50 million years ago?! . . Nicknamed ‘Sea Cows’ - Manatees eat 10 percent of their body weight in plant mass every single day! Unfortunately, because manatees are slow-moving and spend so much time in the shallows, they’ve been severely threatened by boat collisions, and are currently listed as Vulnerable to extinction. . . 📷: USGS at Florida

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Pygoplites diacanthus, the regal angelfish, is the second largest angelfish in the Marshall Islands and can grow to 10 inches. It is often found in pairs and is commonly seen feeding on sponge on the seaward reef slope in areas with thick coral growth and small caves and ledges. April 21, 2019 at Carlson Island Sandbar, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. . . . . . . #pygoplitesdiacanthus #angelfish #saltwateraquarium #saltwateraquariumfish #reeffish #marinefish #fishid #fishphotography #coralreef #thalassophile #nofilterneeded #artmadebynature #photooftheday #kwajalein #micronesia #kwajlife #sealife #uwphotography #scuba #scubadiving #diving #underwaterlife #uwlife #oceanfacts #naturephotography #natgeowild #marinebiology #underwaterbeauty #bbcearth #colorsofnature at Kwajalein Atoll, RMI

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#porcelaincrab #uwphotography #sealife #kwajlife #natgeowild #scubadiving #amazinganimals #diving #seaanemone #videoinstagram #commensalism #coralreef #uwmacrophotography #saltwateraquariums #underwaterlife #instagramvideo #micronesia #videooftheday #decapoda #crustacean #oceanfacts #video #scuba #crab #kwajalein #bbcearth Nature is truly amazing! The spotted porcelain crab is a delicate, fragile animal that lives among the tentacles of the poisonous sea anemone for protection. When it feels safe, the crab will emerge from the anemones tentacles to feed on plankton. These crabs have evolved comb-like mouthparts that sweep through the water like a fine net to capture tiny planktonic animals drifting past, which are swept into the mouth. April 30, 2019 at Carlson Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands with @mrsritzb . . . . . . . #porcelaincrab #crustacean #decapoda #crab #coralreef #saltwateraquariums #seaanemone #kwajalein #micronesia #kwajlife #sealife #uwmacrophotography #uwphotography #underwaterlife #diving #scubadiving #scuba #oceanfacts #natgeowild #commensalism #bbcearth #video #instagramvideo #videoinstagram #videooftheday #amazinganimals

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