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Evolution of the Antarctic seals (Lobodontini) - Part 5: The last fossil lobodontin is from South Africa, Homiphoca capensis! Living around 5.3-3.6 million years ago, this seal has all the classic hallmarks of the lobodontin seals, including the ear characters. However, there's something"funny" about its arm bone (the humerus) 😂 It has a feature called an entepicondylar foramen. This is a passage for blood vessels and nerves. The strange thing is, this feature is only usually found in phocines (the northern seal). So what's it doing in the southern seal group? Hopefully future research will tell! This is especially interesting as its modern relatives lack this feature! #naturalhistory #nature #science #skulls #skeleton #bones #osteology #seals #carnivore #zoology #biology #ecology #palaeontology #animals #marinemammals #marinelife #marine #fossils #fossil #paleo #paleontology #phdlife #phdchat #PhD #scicomm

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palaeo_james_rule

Evolution of the Antarctic seals (Lobodontini) - Part 4: Next up from the Pisco Formation (7.2-5.3 Ma) is Acrophoca longirostris! What's so special about this seal? Well it's in the name. This seal is a "long boi", cause of its boopable snoot! It has a elongated rostrum, a condition known as "longirostiry". Why the long face? Well...it's probably related to diet. It's teeth are multicusped, like its living relatives, suggesting a carnivorous diet. #naturalhistory #nature #science #skulls #skeleton #bones #osteology #seals #carnivore #zoology #biology #ecology #palaeontology #animals #marinemammals #marinelife #marine #fossils #fossil #paleo #paleontology #phdlife #phdchat #PhD #scicomm @le_museum

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palaeo_james_rule

Evolution of the Antarctic seals (Lobodontini) - Part 3: Hadrokirus martini is the second seal from the Pisco Formation of Peru (7.2-5.3 million years ago). On first glance, the skull is extremely robust. The masseter muscles are especially large. And when you look at the skull you can see why. This seal had a mean set of chompers! The teeth are pointed with a large crushing surface. They are also massive! Especially relative to other seals with similar crushing teeth. What was it using these crazy gnashers for? Why to crunch up shells. Hadrokirus was durophagous, meaning it ate crunchy marine invertebrates! Seeing teeth adapted to a particular diet this early on in lobodontin evolution shows the dietary adaptability of this group. #naturalhistory #nature #science #skulls #skeleton #bones #osteology #seals #carnivore #zoology #biology #ecology #palaeontology #animals #marinemammals #marinelife #marine #fossils #fossil #paleo #paleontology #phdlife #phdchat #PhD #scicomm

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associazione_meris

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palaeo_james_rule

Evolution of the Antarctic seals (Lobodontini) - Part 2: First up from the Pisco Formation of Peru is Piscophoca pacifica. Around 7.2-5.3 million years old, this seal at first glance does not differ too widly from the few other fossil monachines. It's teeth are very simple, unusual for a lobodontin. However, when you look at the ear region, things start to seem more lobodontin. It has a very prominent mastoid lip (a defining feature of the Antarctic seals). In addition to this, its large size is reminiscent of its modern ancestors! #naturalhistory #nature #science #skulls #skeleton #bones #osteology #seals #carnivore #zoology #biology #ecology #palaeontology #animals #marinemammals #marinelife #marine #fossils #fossil #paleo #paleontology #phdlife #phdchat #PhD #scicomm @le_museum

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oceanexplorer.lapalma

Seguimos encontrando delfines mulares ( #Tursiopstruncatus) con manchas blancas en La Palma, pueden verlos en las fotografías. Tenemos algunas confirmaciones de que se trata de hongos. Estamos preocupados al respecto, por tanto continuaremos haciendo seguimiento. Cuales son sus recomendaciones @secac ----------------------------------We continue finding #bottlenosedolphin ( #Tursiopstruncatus) with white spots at La Palma. You can see them at these photos. We have confirmation that is a kind of fungus. We are concerned about it. What are your advices guys? @cetaceanshealth Photos by our #marinebiologist @natiocean #cetaceans #ocean #sea #sealife #marinemammals #marine #water #vet #wildveterinay #sickdolphin #sickdolphins #marinebiology #nature #wildlifephotography #canariasislands #canaryislands #whalewatching #dolphinwatching #naturephotography #ecotourism #ecotour #seatour #dolphincruise #dolphinlove #dolphine #seacreatures

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jason_the_seal

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contemporaryco

//WHALE TAIL//🐋 Every winter South Australia enjoys the return of Southern Right whales to its shores. The 'Whale tail' was designed alongside Karen Willenbrink and Jansen Johnson, two of the most renowned hot glass sculptors in the world. Handmade and designed by Llewelyn Ash. 🖱Click on image to shop.

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palaeo_james_rule

Evolution of the Antarctic seals (Lobodontini) - Part 1: There are currently four species of seal living in Antarctica. From left to right, top to bottom: the Crabeater seal, the Leopard seal, the Ross seal and the Weddell seal. The common ancestor of these four seals are thought to have entered Antarctica and speciated to occupy different niches. The name "Crabeater seal" is a bit of a misnomer. Rather than eat crabs, it filter feeds on plankton in the water column using its teeth! The Leopard seal also has this ability. But its dentition allows it to also have a more hypercarnivorous diet, and feed on larger animals such as penguins Not much is known about the Ross seal, except that it has unusally large eyes. This is probably to aid it seeing in the deep. And finally, the Weddell seal. This wierd seal is one of two tetrapods to stay in the inner Antarctic circle year-round, along with the Emperor penguin. With such a wierd and diverse group, one might wonder what their distant relatives looked like.... #naturalhistory #nature #science #skulls #skeleton #bones #osteology #seals #carnivore #zoology #biology #ecology #palaeontology #animals #marinemammals #marinelife #marine #fossils #fossil #paleo #paleontology #phdlife #phdchat #PhD #scicomm Images: Wikicommons, Arkive

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seafeverh2o

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balyena.org.ph

Responding to live #cetacean #strandings is never easy. A quick, planned and well-informed response is necessary. A trained response team is ideal but in the absence of one, a group of organized, dedicated volunteers with proper guidance can do it. One of the basic things to remember....assess the situation of the animals. Every situation calls for a different response. Not every animal needs to be taken out of the water and placed in a pool/tank. Emergency response for #cetaceans doesn't always mean handling and administration of procedures that could potentially harm it. Especially if you do not have a trained, experienced vet in your team. In many cases, you just need to leave it alone and guide it to deeper waters if necessary. Taking a cetacean out of its natural environment will only add stress to it. Remember, #dolphins and #whales are #marinemammals. 🐋🐬🐳 They live in the sea. Their bodies are built to be in the water. Like other mammals, they need to go to the surface to breathe. If unable to surface, or obstructed or if water accidentally goes into their blowhole, they can drown. 📸 Dr. Raul Ting

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lexiandbo

#repost from @yaqupacha - calling out for your help to save the less than 30 remaining #vaquitas. 🐬This species, living in Mexico's Gulfis, is close to extinction. If you want to know how to ensure its survival - more information can be found at Yaqu Pachas website 👉 www.sos-vaquita.de, or you visit our shop: www.lexibo.com and get yourself a blue F****** Big Shark Behind You auctions-T-shirt 👕 for men. Your contribution will be completly donated to Yaqu Pacha! Thanks for your help 🙏 . #reposting @yaqupacha - Der Vaquita braucht dringend eure Hilfe! Weltweit gibt es nur noch knapp 30 Tiere. 🐬Damit steht die Art, die im Golf von Mexiko lebt, kurz vor der Ausrottung. 🆘Wenn ihr wissen wollt, wie ihr bei der Rettung des #vaquita helfen könnt - klickt auf die Website von Yaqu Pacha: www.sos-vaquita.de, oder besucht unseren Shop (www.lexibo.com) und holt euch unser blaues F****** Big Shark Behind You Aktions-T-Shirt 👕 für Männer. Euer Beitrag wird komplett an Yaqu Pacha gespendet! Danke für eure Hilfe 🙏 . 📷 made by @greenpeace / Marcelo Otero . #vaquita #sosvaquita #needyourhelp #urgenthelpneeded #threatendspecies #lessthan30animals #porpoise #wildlife #wildlifelovers #extermination #aussterbendeart #vaquitaporpois #sealife #marinelife #donate #help #savethevaquitas #kalifornischerschweinswal #vomaussterbenbedroht #underwater #marinemammals #gulfofcalifornia #nocatch #yaqupacha

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whalesherveybay

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thecetaceans.world

Fin Whale - BALENOTTERA COMUNE (Balaenoptera physalus) • EN ⚠️ - Pc by: Circe,NOAA,Tui De Roy - La balenottera comune è un cetaceo misticete ed il secondo animale più grande del pianeta dopo la balenottera azzurra, appartenente alla famiglia Balaenopteridae. La lunghezza del suo corpo può raggiungere e superare i 26 metri e un peso che può arrivare a 30/80 max tonnellate. Può essere facilmente confusa con la balenottera azzurra o con la balenottera di Eden ai tropici. Un elemento essenziale per riconoscere questi cetacei a distanza ravvicinata è il pigmento asimmetrico sulla testa: sul lato destro, il labbro inferiore e alcuni fanoni sono bianchi; mentre il lato sinistro è grigio uniforme. Questo cetaceo è più comune nell'emisfero australe e meno comune nei tropici. Probabilmente ci sono tre popolazioni isolate: nel Nord Atlantico, Nord Pacifico e nell'emisfero meridionale. Alcune popolazioni migrano verso basse latitudini, con acque calde (in inverno) e verso latitudini più elevate (in estate), anche se gli spostamenti sono meno prevedibili. La dieta della balenottera comune è piuttosto varia: Krill, pesci e piccoli cefalopodi, ma varia a seconda della distribuzione. La tecnica di caccia è particolare: girandosi sul lato destro, si avvicina a notevole velocità ad un banco di pesci per buttarsi nel punto in cui questo è più fitto. Questo cetaceo è un gran nuotatore, capace di raggiungere la velocità di 30 km/h. Non evita né si avvicina alle barche. È quasi impossibile valutare quando emergerà o si allontanerà. Il tipo di immersione varia a seconda che stia nuotando in superficie oppure che sia emergendo da un'immersione profonda. Spesso vengono avvistate in piccoli gruppi. La specie, come indicato sopra, è in pericolo di estinzione a causa delle uccisioni da parte delle baleniere e vengono classificate con codice EN. #animal #animals #conservation #finwhale #finwhales #whale #whales #cetacean #cetaceans #marinemammals #wildlife #natgeo #natgeowild #whalewatching #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #balena #balenotteracomune

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spiritoforca

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spiritoforca

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spiritoforca

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grancanariamermaid

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cayinthewilderness

Last night in the US and thinking back on a beautiful month exploring Alaska and then sharing stories of Africa with travel agents. Sad to say goodbye but looking forward to seeing my beautiful family and friends again! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #harbourseal #homerspit #alaskanmarinelife #seals #rocksarenotcomfy #marinemammals

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paintingsnstuffartwork

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whalesherveybay

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danveltre

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jodie_lowe88

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lara_florae

A poor sea Lion with fishing net at Rincão Beach (in Laguna/SC) yesterday. Do you know what ghost fishing is? It is the loss or disposal of fishing nets by fishermen, that continue to fish, threatening not only fish, but all marine animals such as turtles, birds and mammals. According to the FAO, more than 640,000 tons of fishing nets are abandoned or lost in the seas, representing about 10% of the plastic waste that is dumped into the oceans each year. Trash is sucks! And kills!!😱☠ 📷: by Marcos Paulo da Laguna Ambiental @lagunambiental #trashissucks #nogarbage #plastickills #marinelife #sealife #ocean #oceanlovers #oceanlife #oceanfriendly #marinelifeconservation #oceanconservancy #oceanholic #sealion #marinemammals

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oceanbluemikura

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tillytrua_photography

A Shitty Love Song//J50 (Scarlet) & Morgan The babies' heart beat just makes me cry, honestly😍😭 The best ladies in my life💞💞💘 J-50, Scarlet, is a 4 year old killer whale in desperate need of help. Her and her sub species are dying off due to the lack of Chinook Salmon, a SRKWS main food source. Ways you can help these whales are to eat sustainable sea food, avoid eating Chinook Salmon, and spreading the word about these amazing creatures and the dangers they face. For more information about these whales, their struggles, or to adopt a whale, please visit whalemuseum.org Anything helps :) ac: lumanized.mp3 fc: PabloTekTek, Loro Parque Images taken off of Google; Credit to original owners ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ #orcas #killerwhales #marinemammals #cetaceans #peta #loroparque #petakills #petadoesntcare #srkws #omgseaworld #southernresidentkillerwhales #savethesrkws #savethechinooksalmon #omgedit #omledit #omgpageedit #omlpageedit

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a_kaplan89

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jctravelography

It wasn't just from above the water that we saw this playful humpback. Guests of #Nationalgeographicorion enjoying a once in a lifetime experience in Moorea #natgeoexpeditions #lindbladexpeditions #frenchpolynesia #photography #underwater #gopro #travel #whale #snorkel #pacific #nature #wildlife #marinemammals

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anatomika.science

@articulated_imagination came to visit from australia, and I took him out to some of my favorite spots. I love these little known wild places. You guys have any favorite wild places that are little-known, or barely-known? #coastline #seals #seaurchin #ocean #outdooring #adventure #kayaking #hiking #otters #marinemammals #harborseals #norcal #bayarea #moss

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jfespinozanievas

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breathlessviews

#Repost @oceana (@get_repost) ・・・ Add your name now to #DefendMarineMammals by following the link in our bio. The changes proposed in a new bill could devastate populations of whales, dolphins, seals, manatees and other marine mammals, risk ocean health, and reverse years of ocean conservation. We must speak up for whales and other marine mammals now. Tell your member of Congress to defend whales, dolphins and other marine mammals by rejecting all proposed changes to the MMPA. . . . 📸: Shutterstock #ocean #oceans #dolphin #dolphins #takeaction #seals #whales #sharks #manatees #marinemammals #defend #leonardodicapriofoundation #ConnectWithNature #sealegacy #Oceana #congress #animalpics #animalphotography #animals #oceananimals 🐬🐳🐋🐡

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fullerimage

Meet the King of Castle Rock. As we passed in the boat he jumped in the water and held his ground between us and his rock. #stellarbull #sealion #canonusa #lightroom #castlerock #canonforum #marinemammals #protectthemfromus #keepyourdistance #stayback300ft

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llorente_photography

🇬🇧 - Pilot whale juvenile playing with a plastic bag, fortunately we could take it out of water before he eat it #noplasticintheocean 🇪🇸 - Juvenil de Calderón tropical jugando con una bolsa de plástico, afortunadamente pudimos sacarla del agua antes de que se la comiese. 🌊 🌊 #NoPlasticosEnElOceano #pilotwhale #dolphin #sea #Nature #summer #holidays #travel #happy #spain #marine #marinemammals #marinelife #water #love #gopro #animal #freedom #free #NoTanks #photographer #picoftheday #photography #videooftheday #plasticfree #tenerife #ocean

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clcarderfotografia

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seathegood.uk

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seathegood.uk

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shmeeegs_

Before I even had time to finish my coffee on the boat this morning... This happened. #thebestwaytowakeup

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luna_umbreon

I haven’t posted much art, lately, because I was rather stressed for sometime, but, I am getting back on track and starting to doodle/sketch more! This is a piece I recently did, using two of Seaworld Orlando’s orcas, katina and her son makaio as a reference for this drawing. Please don’t repost my art without my permission, thank you! ~°🐬°~ #animals #marinelife #marinemammals #dolphin #dolphins #orcas #orca #killerwhales #orcinusorca #shamu #seaworld #SeaWorldOrlando #artistsofinstagram #artistsoftumblr #art #drawing #artist #mammals #sketch #shaded

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ohmyerik

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joshuasumma

This #model jumped on our boat and demanded its fish🐟 Well-deserved for somebody so gorgeous! You could even pet her, she didn't mind. I didn't even have to zoom in, she was right in front of me. . . . . #sealion #sealions #photography #ocean #picoftheday #wildlifephotography #animals #wildlife #nature #animal #sea #sealionsofinstagram #naturelover #travel #seals #marinemammals #namibia #photography #like #beautiful #follow #beauty #instagood #cute #picoftheday #photo #summer #models #africa

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oceanx

Tell us something that's got you jumping for joy this Friday! (Although, these #spinnerdolphins don't mind what day it is.) . . #saltlife #friyay #dolphins #instanature #marinemammals #marinewildlife #blueplanet2

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northwest_wildlife

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oc_concierge

🎉🎼💃Find Gala at Sea on the www.OC-Concierge.com Calendar! Don't miss Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s @PacificMMC Gala at Sea 9/9 at @TheRanchLB. Support #marinemammals while enjoying a night of 🎼 + dining in @visitlaguna. You’ll💙prizing by @MySandCloud @MontageLaguna @AlaskaAir @Angels @HALcruises #MyLagunaBeach

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imata_trainers

BACK TO SCHOOL CONTEST! Are you an aspiring animal trainer who's heading back to school? SHARE this post on Facebook to be entered to *win* a hard copy of "Wear A Wetsuit At Work" by @kylekittleson from MarineMammalTrainer.com! Visit the link in bio to enter and for more information, contest rules and regulations! Contest ends August 31, 2018! #marinemammals #marinemammaltraining #backtoschool #IMATA

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yogaatthebeach

Working on changing my habits. Happy to be part of a community focused on reducing the unnecessary. Committed to making our waters safer for marine life. So many Westhampton Beach restaurants are leading the way, I’m happy to follow. #skipthestraw #saveaseaturtle #innovation #necessity #newyork #leaders #change #habits #restaurants #saferwaters #marinemammals #oceans #water #oceanconservation #community #westhamptonbeach #committed #life #mayitbeso #yogaatthebeach

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hysazu

If you saw the video of the whale playing with the anchored sailboat then you might recognize this big guy. T73B was hanging with the T34s, T37, and the T37Bs before breaking off and running boats into other boats in Comox Harbor. #orca #orcinusorca #blackfish #killerwhale #whale #dolphin #wildwhales #biggskillerwhales #whalewatching #nature #wildlife #animals #animalkingdom #animalsofinstagram #sealife #salishsea #marinelife #marinemammals #pacificnorthwest #pacificnw #pnw #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #photography #nikon

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1mardynga1

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lapiotrowski

#savetheocean #marinelife #marinemammals #fish #beach #waves #ocean #shore #nationalnonprofitday ☀️🌊🐠🐚 #Repost @oceanconservancy ・・・ Quick...guess this species! 🤔 . . . . It's a baby emperor angelfish! 🐠 Stunning, isn't it? ✨ Beautiful #FishyFriday photo via @seaslack!

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northwest_wildlife

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northwest_wildlife

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thebackpacking_vet

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danapoint_harbor

Fins up for #TailFlipFriday! 📷: Carla Mitroff c/o @DanaWharf

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wavehuggers

Did you know that seals often sleep with just their faces above the water in a position known as "bottling". Maybe it's worth a try the next time Summer heat has us feeling snoozy! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: AlekSandard via @discoverocean #oceanfactfriday #marinemammals #harborseals #surfing #oceanconscious #surfinglife #surflessons #learntosurf #southerncalifornia #californiadreaming #surflife #plasticfreeforthesea #respecttheocean #surfingphotography #ecofriendly #oceanlover #surfstyle #healthylifestyle #healthyliving #socal #calilove #surfschool #instasurf

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pskhun

#novataxa #Paleontology #FossilFriday #evolution • 2018 :: #Nanodobenus arandai • A Dwarf #Walrus from the #Miocene of Baja California Sur, #Mexico novataxa.blogspot.com DOI: 10.1098/rsos.180423 Abstract :: Here, we describe the odobenid Nanodobenus #arandai gen. et sp. nov., based on a nearly complete left mandible from the mid to late Miocene #TortugasFormation in #BajaCalifornia Sur. Nanodobenus is distinguished among odobenids by displaying a unique combination of plesiomorphic and derived characters, such as narrow mandibular symphysis, well-developed genial tuberosity, bilobed canine and p2 roots, bulbous post-canine teeth with the paraconid, protoconid and hypoconid, and smooth lingual cingula. Moreover, it is characterized by its small adult body length, which is estimated at about 1.65 m. Throughout the Miocene–Pliocene odobenids are characterized by an increase in body size, especially after the extinction of desmatophocids in the late Miocene. The small size of Nanodobenus departs from this trend, demonstrating that there was greater size disparity among odobenids in the mid–late Miocene than previously thought. It is hypothesized that Nanodobenus occupied a niche that was later on occupied by similar-sized otariids, such as #Thalassoleon mexicanus, which occurs sympatrically with large odobenids in the overlying #Almejas Formation. || #paleoart #Odobenidae #marinemammals #palaeontology #Pinnipedia #marinemammal #Taxonomy #NewSpecies #DwarfWalrus J. Velez-Juarbe and F. M. Salinas-Márquez. 2018. #RoyalSociety #OpenScience. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.180423 twitter.com/VelezJuarbeJ/status/1027207623593078784

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lapiotrowski

#savetheocean #protectthecoast #beach #ocean #coastline #shoreline #marinemammals #ecosystem #nationalnonprofitday ☀️🌊🐠🐚 #Repost @surfrider ・・・ VICTORY #47 - 325 Miles of Washington Coast Protected! 〰️〰️〰️ The State of Washington has adopted a marine spatial plan to protect its Pacific Coast and nearshore ecosystem. We have worked for over a decade to engage recreational users and advocate for the protection of these special places. The new plan will help protect ecological and recreation areas from development threats. (link in profile)

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underwaterellen

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rugged_chris_

6 weeks, 5000km, and literally thousands of whales!... Oh and 2 leopards! Loved every minute of it! My field season is off to a great start! Stay tuned! #marinescience #marinemammals #sunset #sundowners #capevidal2018 #travel #explore #masters #studies #toomanymemories

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spiritoforca

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seabreezeadventures

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goldencrown_photos

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sab_martins_photographie

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quartzinebettas

My favourite cetaceans on Earth! The Humpback whale! (screenshot from a video on Facebook). #humpbackwhales #cetaceans #marinemammals #marineconservation #oceandefenders #oceanconservation #saveourseas

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dfwildlife

Sea Otters. Living almost exclusively in the sea, they are one of the few mammals to use tools such stones to open shells and sea urchins. Their numbers, although recovered from the intensive hunting they suffered, are again plummeting in California and the Auletians. #seaotter #otter #marinemammals #ocean #pacific #alaska #kodiakisland #kodiak #usnationalparks #nationalpark #mammal #wild #wildlife #wildlifephoto #wildlifeplanet #wildlifeonearth #wildlifephotography #nature #naturaleza #naturelovers #nature_shooters #naturephotography #nikon #nikond750 #nikonistas #nikonwildlife #nikonphotography

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gothamwhale

WOW! What an amazing day we had on board the American pearl (sister boat of @american_princess_cruises ) yesterday! Not only did we get to hang out with humpback whale #NYC0081 we also got to take out some really cool humans! Like @Oceana and conservationist/actress @thedaniellecampbell Danielle came aboard to help share the negative impacts of offshore drilling with all her fans! All in all we’d say this was one great day for us and the ocean! #gothamwhale #gotham #marinemammals #marinescience #research #marinebiology #menhadendefenders #nomenhadennohumpbacks #fridayfeeling #friday #daniellecampbell #amazing #actress #oceana #conservation #oceanconservation #nyc #nysea #newyork #newyorkcity #atlantic #ocean #sealife

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thecetaceans.world

Minke Whale - BALENOTTERA MINORE (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) • NT - Pc by: Natgeo, Emily Bird & Brian Switek. - La balenottera minore o rostrata, è con la balenottera minore Antartica, una delle due specie più piccole della famiglia Balaenopteridae. La lunghezza del suo corpo può arrivare a misurare tra i 7 e i 10 metri, mentre il peso arriva fino a 5 tonnellate. Presenta la testa appiattita e un corpo affusolato. La colorazione del dorso è grigiobluastro con diverse sfumature (grigio,nero) mentre il ventre, i fianchi e le pinne pettorali sono di colore bianco. Si nutre principalmente di pesci appartenenti alle famiglie dei Salmonidae, Clupeidae e Gadidae -(Salmoni e sardine). È presente in tutto l'emisfero settentrionale e sono riconosciute due popolazioni isolate geograficamente, nel Nord Pacifico e nel Nord Atlantico. Le Balenottere minori presenti nell'emisfero meridionale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis) sono oggi riconosciute come specie separata. Sono cetacei timidi ed è difficile avvicinarli e i movimenti sott'acqua sono imprevedibili, può svanire senza lasciare tracce nuotando molto veloce. Compie a volte lo Spyhopping e anche il Breaching(3º foto). La tipica sequenza d'immersione consiste in 5-8 soffi a intervalli meno di 1 minuto seguiti da una lunga immersione. Purtroppo queste piccole balenottere (come altre) sono prese di mira dalle baleniere. - #qotd odontoceti 🆚 misticeti? - #animal #animals #whale #whales #minkewhale #cetacean #cetaceans #marinemammals #wildlife #artic #balenottera #balenotteraminore #natgeo #natgeowild #naturephotography #whalewatching #animali #cetacei #wildlifephotography

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andrea_iudicelli

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clarissejang

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associazione_meris

Finalmente si va in #mare per il #monitoraggio #delfini Oggi giornata fortunata! Un gruppo molto numeroso di cuccioli, giovani e adulti..come da #rituale #delfie post avvistamento e #tuffonelblu per premiarci! 🐬🐬🐬 #marinemammals #research #sicily #studentslife #dolphin #seawork

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izz_coops

Can only mean one thing...! (Check out @orca_web ) #marinemammalsurveyor #offtosea #marinemammals #surveyprep

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seaworld.michael

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northsailing

Lunge-feeding sounds so much better than lunge-jumping, am I right? 😅💁‍♂️ #northsailing 📸 Mara Nilca via @husavikwhalemuseum

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_marc_alex_

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pedro_herrador

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kezzgreen

Those eyes... an Australian fur seal peacefully hangs by my side, like a loyal dog gazing at his owner when he wants a pat. #seal #furseal #marinelife #jervisbay #lovesealife🐟🐋🐠🐙🐡 #puppydogeyes #bigbrowneyes #scubadiving #scuba #scubaislife #scubalove #lovediving #dive #underwaterphotography #uwphotography #marinephotography #marinemammals #huskisson

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yaqupacha

The most threatened marine mammal species, the Vaquita is nearly extinct, unless we take action now. Along with other organizations we are working on the conservation of this highly threatened species. Please help us with your donation on www.sos-vaquita.de ...every single Euro counts! Thank you in advance for your support 🙏🏻🆘 Photo: @wwf #vaquita #vaquitas #savethevaquita #sosvaquita #vaquitaporpoise #vaquitamarina #porpoise #criticallyendangered #critically #endangered #endangeredspecies #endangeredanimals #gulfofcalifornia #mexico #bycatch #threatened #threatenedspecies #natureconservation #marinemammals #sos #help #donations #donation #project #projects #survive #lastanimals #30 #conservation #yaqupacha

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manx_kneale

#chilledout #seal #sealwatching #sealsinthewild #sealsofinstagram Watching wildlife like seals is a very relaxing way to pass a few hours. However keep a respectful distance. The pictures I post are taken with a long range lense, so I'm nowhere near as close as the pictures suggest. As a rule any seal should not be approached both for your safety and more importantly there's More information about watching wildlkfe can be found on the @manxwt website #sealsinthewild #sealsofinstagram #seal #ourisland2018 #calfsound #calfofman #irishsea #thesound #kitterland #manxwildlifetrust #manxwt #marinelife #nature #marinemammals #wildlife_photography #marinemammals #visitisleofman #ourisland2018 #unescobiosphere #biosphereiom #loveiom 🇮🇲 #discoverisleofman #isleofman

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manx_kneale

#sealwatching #sealsinthewild #sealsofinstagram Watching wildlife like seals is a very relaxing way to pass a few hours. However keep a respectful distance. The pictures I post are taken with a long range lense, so I'm nowhere near as close as the pictures suggest. As a rule any seal should not be approached both for your safety and more importantly there's More information about watching wildlkfe can be found on the @manxwt website #sealsinthewild #sealsofinstagram #seal #calfsound #calfofman #irishsea #thesound #kitterland #manxwildlifetrust #manxwt #marinelife #nature #marinemammals #wildlife_photography #marinemammals #visitisleofman #ourisland2018 #unescobiosphere #biosphereiom #loveiom 🇮🇲 #discoverisleofman #isleofman

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manx_kneale

*does my bum look big" #sealwatching #sealsinthewild #sealsofinstagram Watching wildlife like seals is a very relaxing way to pass a few hours. However keep a respectful distance. The pictures I post are taken with a long range lense, so I'm nowhere near as close as the pictures suggest. As a rule any seal should not be approached both for your safety and more importantly there's More information about watching wildlkfe can be found on the @manxwt website #sealsinthewild #sealsofinstagram #seal #calfsound #calfofman #irishsea #thesound #kitterland #manxwildlifetrust #manxwt #marinelife #nature #marinemammals #wildlife_photography #marinemammals #visitisleofman #ourisland2018 #unescobiosphere #biosphereiom #loveiom 🇮🇲 #discoverisleofman #isleofman

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