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Images from projects funded by @SaveOurSeasFoundation. To help protect our #oceans, we fund & support #research, #conservation & #education projects.

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Photo: Ryan Daly @pontasharkdiaries via @daly.clare ・・・ ‘Is Fishy Friday a thing? Regardless, here we are. A Seychelles anemonefish peers out from its host anemone off D'Arros Island in Seychelles, photographed during last year’s biodiversity assessment. The aptly named fish is found almost exclusively in Seychelles with the majority of its distribution falling within the protected waters of the Aldabra World Heritage Site. Some fun facts: Anemonefish are homebodies, not travelling far from their home anemone. Also, Males are responsible for guarding and aerating eggs, and are likely to pester divers if they come too close to a nest.’ _______________________ #seychelles #darrosresearchcentre #fish #biodiversity #marinebiology #anemonefish #fishyfriday

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Photo: Thomas P. Paschak @thomaspeschak via @mantatrust Happy birthday to the @mantatrust CEO and co-founder @mantaguy! We thank you for your hard work and commitment to saving these graceful ocean giants! #mantatrust #mantaray #scubadiving #ocean #wildlife #nature #saveourseas #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #marinelife #marinebiology #marineconservation #conservation #awareness #research #education #science

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Photo: Guy Stevens @mantaguy Spotted eagle rays at Rasdhoo Madivaru, Rasdu Atoll in the Maldives. Large groups of spotted eagle rays are often seen outside of breeding season. They swim close to the surface and can occasionally be seen jumping clear out of the water. Did you know, this very distinctive ray has a rounded and pointed snout - which almost resembles a bird’s beak? The heavy dental plates are used to crush their hard-shelled prey (such as bivalve shellfish). They also have a long, ship-like tail which bears 2-6 spines. #rays #eaglerays #marinelife #marinebiology #marineconservation #photography #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #science #research #ocean #mantatrust #maldives #scuba #scubadiving #freediving #snorkelling #oceanlife #wildlife #nature #saveourseasfoundation #saveourseas

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Photo: Ryan Daly @pontasharkdiaries A Blue spotted puffer: With its cosmopolitan distribution from Réunion to Indonesia, reserchers were not surprised to encounter the bluespotted puffer off D'Arros Island. The fish has characteristic alternating light and dark rings around its eyes. The blue spotted puffer was one of the 500+ fish species SOSF researchers recorded during a rapid biodiversity assessment around D’Arros Island and St Joseph Atoll. The recently published paper shed light on the high species diversity found in this area of the Seychelles, highlighting the potential for a new marine reserve. #research #marinebiology #science #marineconservation #MPA #underwaterphotography #UWphotography #diving #scuba #scubadiving #snorkelling #reeffish #reefs #ocean #saveourseas #saveourseasfoundation #fish #sea #nature #wildlife #biodiversity #seychelles #island

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Photo: Pelayo Salinas @pelayosalinas ・・・ ‘Did you know that white tip reef sharks are one of the few species that do not need to swim to breathe!? They can pump water through their gills while taking a rest on the seafloor. I am sure great whites must be #totallyjealous... this one is also getting a #spa treatment from cleaning reef fish. Does #shark life get any better than this!?’ #whitetipshark #galapagos #sharkweek

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Photo: Michael Scholl @michaelcscholl via Dr. Tristan Guttridge @tristanguttridge ・・・ ‘A white sharks torpedo-shaped snout pierces the waters surface....why they do this...who knows? Signalling to other white sharks ? Cus they can ? Or maybe it's just to look cool 😎? Either way it makes for some spectacular 50/50 shots !’ #whiteshark #GreatWhiteSharks #spyhop #halfinhalfout #nose #shark #sharks #gaansbaai #sharkweek

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Photo: Sophie Hart @sophiehartphoto via @biminisharklab ・・・ A SharkLab volunteer, Jaime holds the dorsal of a 2.05 metre tiger shark which was recently caught and worked on one of the SharkLab’s Principal Investigators, @mattsmukall’s shallow water longlines. These longlines are placed at a depth between 2-5 metres and checked every 4 hours over a 24-hour period. During this last set the team caught a total of 3 tiger sharks & 1 lemon shark!’ . . . #tiger #shark #bimini #bahamas #sharklab #marinebiology #photography #uwphotography #ocean #conservation #science #sharks

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Repost: Dr Ryan Daly @pontasharkdiaries ・・・ ‘A question mark. A satellite tag deployed on a bull shark at our study site recently popped up, 6 months later and 500 miles/800 km away. For three weeks we received location data from the tag, watching as it floated offshore of Beira, Mozambique. Just as it was about to wash up, the battery died. Although we won't be able to retrieve the tag, it has transmitted over 5100 messages of data which will shed new light on this bull shark’s day to day life in a part of the world where very little is known about these apex predators.’ ______________________ #pontadoouropartialmarinereserve #marinereserve #sharkresearch #mozambique #bullshark

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Photo: Ian McAllister @iantmcallister ・・・ Under the thin blue line of the Great Bear Rainforest a world awaits our help. Lack of protection, oil and LNG pipelines, unsustainable fisheries, fish farms, acoustic pollution are just a few of the threats facing our marine ecosystems. Join the voices at @pacificwild to be part of the movement to protect this coast.’ #marineconservation #turningthetide

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Photo: Simon Hillbourne @s.hilbourne ・・・ ‘Bumped into this whale shark the other day and quickly recognised it as Nooali due to the unique scar below its dorsal fin. Nice to see him returning to Baa atoll 2 years in a row. It’s almost like we’re friends now.’

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Video: Matthew Bernake @matthew_bernanke with the help of safety diver Jess Daly @smokygiraffe via @sharktagging ・・・ ‘A great hammerhead swims off strong after a work-up by our team! We fitted this large hammerhead with an acoustic tag, which you can see trailing behind its tall dorsal fin. Any time this shark swims by an underwater acoustic receiver, a ping will be recorded with the date, time, and tag ID. We choose to tag great hammerheads with these acoustic tags instead of satellite tags because they spend the majority of their time underwater, and a satellite tag would not break the water’s surface often enough to provide data.’ . . . . #shark #sharks #fish #fishing #miami #florida #science #sharkresearch #research #ocean #saltlife #water #conservation #nature #wildlife #nofilter #ig #sharkweek #instalike #instalove #photooftheday #picoftheday #uwphoto #reef #swimwithsharks #summerday #srcsummerprograms #summerprograms

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Photo: Jillian Morris-Blake @biminisharkgirl ・・・ ‘The mangroves are one of my favorite places to visit. I could spend every day watching these sub-adult and juvenile lemon sharks. It’s amazing to see their personalities and how they interact with each other. These mangroves provide critical nursery habit for the first few years of their life. As they get older and larger, they venture further away from the refuge. Saving sharks also means saving their habitats. Please support businesses that are eco friendly (did not destroy mangrove habitat to build) and support ocean conservation. You can also plant mangroves!! Some great projects around the world to help with this. Every small action makes an impact.’ #mangroves #lemonshark #protectwhatyoulove #savesharks #biminibahamas #itsbetterinthebahamas #saveourseas #sharkeducation #sharklife #sharkweek #liveyourpassion #coexist #bahamaslove #sharkconservation #epic #marinelife

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