Have you ever seen a herd of dugongs from above? 😀 Dugongs are the only strictly herbivorous mammal on the GBR, feeding on shallow seagrasses - approx 40kg per day in fact! They share a common ancestor with elephants and are most closely related to the manatee, their northern hemisphere relative.
Early sailors are believed to have confused dugongs for mythical mermaids️... ⛵️️️ but we think those men had been at sea for a bit too long... 🎥 @biopixeltv
🇬🇧Turk and Caicos islands were formed by living organisms, the reef-builders corals and this is the reason why the islands have crystal clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches.
The islands now exist only because around 120,000 years ago the oceans were 6 to 9 meters above present day levels, due to a warmer climate.
🇧🇷As ilhas Turk and Caicos foram formadas por organismos vivos, os corais construtores de recifes e esse é o motivo das ilhas terem águas cristalinas e praias de areias brancas.
As ilhas existem hoje, somente porque há cerca de 120.000 anos atrás, os oceanos estavam entre 6 e 9 metros acima dos níveis atuais, devido a um clima mais quente.
Flat calm seas and a raft of sea lions had me feeling very lucky on our first day out in the waters surrounding Espiritu Santo island. Oh and after a couple of weeks with @christianvizl I have caught the black and white bug bad.
🐋 The Pacific Ocean’s name has an original meaning of ‘peaceful sea’. Where do you go to feel at peace?
Awesome Ocean Facts-
Around 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans.
The world’s oceans contain enough water to fill a cube with edges over 1000 kilometres (621 miles) in length.
While there are hundreds of thousands of known marine life forms, there are many that are yet to be discovered, some scientists suggest that there could actually be millions of marine life forms out there.
The largest ocean on Earth is the Pacific Ocean, it covers around 30% of the Earth’s surface.
Located to the east of the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean, the Mariana Trench is the deepest known area of Earth’s oceans. It has a deepest point of around 11000 meters (36000 feet).
The Pacific Ocean contains around 25000 different islands, many more than are found in Earth’s other oceans.
💙If you read these facts leave an ocean emoji in the comments below 👏🏼 🐳 🐡 🐋 🦈 🐙 🐠 🦑 🐬
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Make sure you watch ya head 😬
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Another water spirit. This guy hold with him a moon flower. 🌙 love the aquatic result of this glaze inside.
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Just a ridiculously adorable pinniped pup to brighten your day 💫
Photo by @ginnylee6 📸
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One of the most exciting aspects to studying the ocean is #Discovery. Scientists are constantly discovering new species, groundbreaking solutions, and past lessons from our oceans.
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