Sunday vibes - may yours be as chill as this weddel sea pup.
One of the cutest seals in the sea, weddels are also the most vocal. Their calls from below the water can be heard all the way up above the ice.
Let’s learn from the seals and keep shouting our causes to the rooftops. Just don’t forget to zen out from time to time - everyone deserves to lay back and relax on a Sunday.
Beautiful pic from environmental ocean conservation organisation @oceana 🐋
Can you spot the glass bottle in this photo? 🍾
Some idiot thought it would be a good idea to ruin this beautiful view by leaving it behind along with an empty packet of cigarettes. I often wonder what runs through people’s heads when they litter. .
To stop this from happening with plastic, @davidspeirsmp is campaigning to ban single use plastics in South Australia. Get behind this amazing campaign by having your say through the link in my bio and let SA lead Australia once again in waste management. Join the discussion or fill in the short survey to show your support. If countries, states and cities like Bali, Kenya, Hobart, New York City, and many more can do it so can we! 💪
Only south Australian residents can fill out the survey so get sharing and tagging your south Aussie mates so that we can get this passed!
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BIG Mr. Green sea turtle on his morning commute today ✨ Do you know how to tell the sex of a turtle?
Someone buy me a new GoPro cause I get too excited and end up shaking all around 💃🏼🐢 #divemaster#girlsthatscuba
"What Happens After A Hearty Meal?"
This brilliant footage was filmed on location in Coral Bay, Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia courtesy of Marine Scientist, Alex Kydd @alexkyddphoto via @maestro320 - Have you ever seen a shark yawn? This leopard shark (aka zebra shark) must have had a big day on the reef and was having a big old yawn 😴 🦈 #readyforasnooze
🔵The zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) is a species of carpet shark and the sole member of the family Stegostomatidae. It is found throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific, frequenting coral reefs and sandy flats to a depth of 62 m (203 ft). Adult zebra sharks are distinctive in appearance, with five longitudinal ridges on a cylindrical body, a low caudal fin comprising nearly half the total length, and a pattern of dark spots on a pale background. Young zebra sharks under 50–90 cm (20–35 in) long have a completely different pattern, consisting of light vertical stripes on a brown background, and lack the ridges. This species attains a length of 2.5 m (8.2 ft). Zebra sharks are nocturnal and spend most of the day resting motionless on the sea floor. At night, they actively hunt for molluscs, crustaceans, small bony fishes, and possibly sea snakes inside holes and crevices in the reef. Though solitary for most of the year, they form large seasonal aggregations. The zebra shark is oviparous: females produce several dozen large egg capsules, which they anchor to underwater structures via adhesive tendrils. Innocuous to humans and hardy in captivity, zebra sharks are popular subjects of ecotourism dives and public aquaria. The World Conservation Union has assessed this species as Endangered worldwide, as it is taken by commercial fisheries across most of its range (except off Australia) for meat, fins, and liver oil. There is evidence that its numbers are dwindling.
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Looking forward to Summer? We are and we love a trip to the beach. Britain has some of the most stunning coastlines in the world and it is such a shame to see them littered with plastic. Why not take a trip down to your favourite beach before the sun arrives, go for a brisk walk and take part in a #minibeachclean Our oceans will thank you for it.
An amazing image demonstrating the power of the ocean.
Climate change makes the oceans a lot more dangerous for us.
Higher oceans temperatures lead to more common and stronger storms like hurricanes and tropical cyclones.
Melting ice at the poles lead to sea level rise.
Let's fight together to keep warming below 1.5 degrees so we can enjoy the oceans beauty without having to fear it's fury. 👉 #icaremovement 🎥 @conorhegyi
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Are you from Fiji? Because you are Suva-luable to me! 🇫🇯 | July 2017
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@sand_cloud is an amazing company dedicated to conserving ocean life with a donation of 10% of profits going to great organizations helping to make Earth a better place one difference at a time. Go check out their page, give them a follow, and like their post. And while your there just okay their fantastic products.
Reposted from @sand_cloud - 8 MILLION TONS of Plastic Enter our Oceans Every Year. 😭
To help Bring awareness- If we Can get 8 Million Likes on this Picture- EVERYONE who likes this will get a Free Metal Straw. We got This 🙌♻️ #savethefishies#regrann#sandcloud#sandcloudambassador#metalstraw#oceanconservation#doyourpart
Do not test the water with both feet, not if it's this clear. 🌊
In just a span of few years this clean coast has high chances of being polluted just like Boracay and Manila Bay. One of the reasons why the said problem is proliferating is the lack of awareness and if you haven't heard the news, sadly, Philippines is the third-worst polluter into the world's oceans. I would like to admit at some point that I am one of the country's pollution contributor, this is the reason why I have taken 100% full responsibilty in reducing my carbon footprint and shifted my way to living a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
The fate of our seas is not only up to the government or industry. Our individual, daily actions matter, too. We can start by reducing water pollution and runoff at home, being more mindful of our our plastic consumption and stopping irresponsible littering both in the ocean and on the land.
If we haven't seen pollution in the naked eye, let's look closer. "Sea-ing is believing"
Sea you all around! 🐠🌱🌊
We adore this beautiful bay.
A space that lets us create, share and connect.
Helping us so that we can be the best humans we can be.
We love our bay, we love our home.
Full mesmerizing footage through link in bio 💙
Created by astoundingly talented Ayten Ahmet @ayten
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Self Care Sunday 💆♀️💆♂️| Day 20 #EcoJanuary
It’s easy for us to caught up in self-care being luxury items & treatments to keep us well. While these are great & important for our health so too is our day to day environment.
The number 1 issue at present threatening our wellbeing is plastic. It affects our lives almost all day every day so we need to get serious about it.
So let’s get serious about sustainability because "WE NEED A WAVE OF CHANGE" for the planet and our own wellbeing.
A Plastic Ocean is a brilliant film follows an epic global adventure a filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans 🌊 and the marine animals that live there.
We've recommended it a bit and every time people come back and tell us how it has transformed their lives. "I didn't know!" " I didn't realise!" "Everyone should see this! For the planet but also their own health!". Grab your kids, grab your parents & friends and take a look - a great weekend activity. You can watch the preview via the link in the bio (or ▶️ ). You can watch the film there too or on Netflix!
So GO - watch it NOW! It will impact your life leaving you, your family & the planet healthier!
Have you seen it? What did you learn or do differently now and what are your thoughts on it?
The reality is: * EVERY PIECE OF PLASTIC EVER MADE STILL EXISTS!⛔️
* Only 10% of all plastic is RECYCLED ♻️
* In the past 10 YEARS we have made MORE PLASTIC THAN in the entire LAST CENTURY!😲
* In the next 10 YEARS there will be MORE PLASTIC THAN FISH IN THE OCEAN!🐠🐬🐳
* While it looks bad - it also leaks toxins that cause hormone disruption & DIS-EASES in our bodies 🤮
* Sharing is caring! If something here resonates with you please be part of the solution, take action & share the post to raise the awareness of this issue. 🙏
Let’s BE the solution together! 🙌
mermaiding has had to take a bit of a back seat because I'm working so much but I can't complain when I get to do things like hang out with this guy!
such a great time snorkeling on Motutapu Island yesterday with @emr_nz
The conservation arena can be a fierce battleground, with competition for grant money, scientific points, credit for doing things that look good but have no substantive positive impact... for a while I got disillusioned and then one day someone called me a cynic. Regardless of our personal opinions, the only way this world is going to get any better for us and the ecosystems we love is if we all work together, not against each other. We need to put our differences aside and engage with each other in a more positive sense, and bring others along for the ride. There’s too much to do it all alone and too much time to waste pointing fingers. This is a rad community I worked with in NZ for an ocean pollution project. There were so so many different world views, it was insane, frustrating (I cried!) and magic! If we stay in our bubbles we will fail to have the positive, wide reaching impact we can have! #reachout#worktogether#oceanconservation#protecttheocean#protectthereef#sharkbacklashgonecray#nature#ocean#love sending good vibes to @oceanramsey for doing what she loves and not wasting any time on earth 🌏
This Coconut Octopus looks like it’s glowing 🐙🥥
How cool is that ?! 😍
❤️Love octopus? See more at @oceanboost
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Smile for the camera!🙂📸
The underside of a juvenile Thornback Ray. Strange looking but cute
Photo by: @_eyethrough
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If this photo demonstrates one thing, it's that sharks are not man-eating monsters to be feared or hunted, they are beautiful, living marine creatures that should be respected and protected - shark numbers are dwindling from fishing pressures and by spreading awareness you can help international efforts to preserve these gentle giants. This (possibly) pregnant great white swimming alongside @oceanramsey was shot by @juansharks
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There are Whale Dreamers out there.
And some can even talk to whales.
Harry Brower Sr. is one of those lucky people who is visited by whales. It began in a dream when a baby whale came to him and shared the experience of what it was like to see his other whales be massacred by humans. 🐳
This kind of conversation isn’t considered unusual in Harry’s culture, the Inupiaq tribe, who have been living for centuries in harmony with not only whales but also orcas, walruses and more.. His people are a part of ancient whale hunting tribes; they spend months training emotionally and mentally for what is considered a sacred ritual to them. 🐳
But what makes this ritual sacred? For them, the whale is more than about being the food they need to sustain their village.. Some of these Arctic whaling tribes had (and still do) a unique way of connecting with the whales: they consider them to be equals who deserve respect. So in the months of preparation, they made bags design for safe travel of the whale back to its spiritual home, performed religious ceremonies and sang songs when they were out at sea to call out to them. 🐳
Doesn’t sound like a radical concept does it?-- to begin with respect for a being who will feed and sustain your life?
This sacred hunt is something that lives mostly in the past. We have become accustomed to today’s factory farmed dairy and meat market, unless one is a local farmer, there is little chance that these sentient beings are given this level of care and consideration. 🐳
If you want to understand these animals better, they will show you if you listen. Many species do things that people can understand, just like us, chimps pass down tools to younger generations, in the orca families, grandmas help care for newborn calves. We are just are just beginning to remember what we once knew-- and to see all beings as having a place, and are valued.. 🐳
Inspired by the article “When Whales and Humans Talk” in Hakai Magazine @hakaimag
Photo by @grantthomasphotography
Pygmy Seahorse 😍
Fun fact ❤️ : It was the first species of pygmy seahorse to be found and it was found unexpectedly by the scientist George Bargibant when he was collecting specimens of sea fans (gorgonians), in which is the natural habitat of the seahorse.
❤️🐧See more at @oceanboost
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Since everyone is talking about eggs 🥚
Here is a shark in its egg 🦈. Give him the egg likes 😁
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@grantthomasphotography found this little guy floating around in the surf 🌊 his gills were still pumping so he must’ve been close to breaking free 😱
Usually they are stuck between rocks or crevices... so luckily Grant found it and managed to wedge it between some rocks on the sea floor 🙏🏼 What is it?!
It is a bamboo cat shark in an egg! Otherwise known commonly as a mermaids purse!
A translucent blue tang.
This is an Acanthurus coeruleus, or a blue tang surgeonfish. They're found from New York to Brazil. This one in particular was discovered just off of Puerto Vallarta, a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast.
The blue tang surgeonfish can grow up to 15 inches long, but the adults aren't see-through. It's their young that are small and transparent. Having clear bodies helps conceal the babies from predators. Sea turtles have a close relationship with these little guys: The blue tang surgeonfish nibbles algae and parasites off the turtle’s flippers, getting the nourishment it needs while simultaneously keeping its flippered friend clean and healthy.
Quickly photographed and released unharmed by @kevin__mattson
Thank you so much 👌🏻👌🏻