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markusdavids

California sea otter pup is resting on top of mom

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jedigreg

I think I’ll retire in Astoria with the sea lions 🦁😎

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michelinejenner

They are coming! Humpback whales are on their way up the east and west coasts of Australia! Happy Humpback Whale Migration! Centre for Whale Research. Photo by@michelinejenner #whales #humpbacks #humpbackwhales #westernaustralia #nwaustralia #cetaceans #marinemammals #whaleresearch #marineconservation #humpbackmigration #whalemigrations #centreforwhaleresearch

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aristorisi

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lesbi.adventurous

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particlewa

The science of sound: Bio-acoustics is the science of using sound to understand the natural world. Researchers across the globe are uncovering secrets by combining technology and a keen ear to detect patterns. For example, researchers at @univeristywa are investigating the role that sound plays in mass whale standings. @Curtinuniveristy are also using bio-acoustics to better understand marine mammals, fish populations and even terrestrial creatures such as the black cockatoo. As the field of bio-acoustics grows, could we begin to listen to the world in a whole new way? If you wish to read more, check out our website: 'Betting On Aliens And Other Face Science' * * Image Credit: Photo by Sho Hatakeyama on Unsplash​ * #Whale #Acoustics #Bioacoustics #Sound #Science #University #research #uwa #Patterns #marinemammals #fish #blackcockatoo #Cockatoo #Bird #WA #Australia #Aliens #Betting #Gambling #Nature #Ocean #Secretworld #Natural #Frequency #Vibrations #Technology #STEM #Scicomm #Scienceoftheday #Curtinuni

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craigwelch

Travels with Ari: ice, tons of whales, excruciatingly numb fingers. After two weeks chasing sperm whales in the sunny West Indies w/ @shanegero @thersh412 and @ellenroseee I’m back finishing a story about the Antarctic Peninsula, one of the fastest changing regions on earth. It includes the amazing work of @ucsc marine biologist Ari Friedlaender, who spends his winters chasing #humpbacks and minke 🐋 along the western peninsula. Zipping through the Southern Ocean in a black rubber raft, he attaches cameras to their backs to track what they see and do and how they eat under water. He follows them using radio signals and records their identity using photographs of their flukes. For more on his groundbreaking work and what it says about the future of marine life in this ecologically rich region of Antarctica, look for our report in @natgeo this fall. Unlike my iPhone footage here, that will include the amazing visual work of @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @andy_mann @ladzinski @pattersonimages @shanemoorefilms @shane_moore_jh @lilienfrederic @ignacioferrando360 @ianvaso with input from @rodolfowerner and visual steering from the amazing @sadiequarrier #tbt #sealegacy #onassignment #antarctica #southernocean #climatechange #whaleresearch #marinemammals #wildlifephotography #naturephotography

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constance555

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jennacostadeedy

Polar bears are not only the largest species of bear in the world, but they also, the only bear species to be classified as a true marine mammal. These endangered bears have evolved to survive in harsh Arctic ecosystems, but as the sea ice they rely on for hunting seals melt and disappear completely, due to the effects of climate change, it's become very difficult for these beautiful animals to survive. Fewer sea ice means that the bears almost have no choice but to face starvation, which means, fewer healthy cubs for pregnant females. In the end, please remember, bears need ice. #saveourice #polarbearsinternational #nationalbearawarenessweek #bearawareness #animals #mammals #marinemammals #bears #polarbears #conservationthroughcreativity #animalsmatter #extinctionisforever #wildlifematters #nature #wildlife #themoreyouknow #climatechange #funtolearn #funfacts #seaice #conservation

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shut.down.captivity

Alia, a 10 year old female bottlenose dolphin, died this morning at Dolphinaris Arizona. - According to Dolphinaris, Alia had been displaying “some unusual behaviors in the last few days and she was being monitored.” Her exact cause of death is unknown, although Dolphinaris says a necropsy will be performed. - Alia was born on December 4, 2007 to Ariel and Sebastian at SeaWorld Orlando. In 2013 she was transferred twice in quick succession. First to SeaWorld Orlando’s sister park Discovery Cove (January) then on to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom (February 10th). - Three years later, on August 24,2016 Alia, Ping, Sonny, Khloe, and Bodie* were all transferred from Six Flags Discovery Kingdom to Dolphinaris Arizona. - Bodie would die just over a year later on September 23, 2017 of a fungal infection. He was just 7 years old. And now, just 8 months later, Alia is dead at 10 years old. - Dolphinaris Arizona is being much more open about Alia’s death than they were about Bodie’s. In fact, they didn’t mention anything about Bodie dying for a whole month. If someone hadn’t told @dolphinfreeaz who knows how long they would have tried to hide it. Evidently they learned their lesson after the social media backlash for that coverup. - Caption: @orcalovertexas Info: Dolphinaris Arizona & CetaBase Photos: Dolphinaris Arizona - #orca #orcinusorca #blackfish #killerwhale #whale #dolphin #wildwhales #biggskillerwhales #whalewatching #nature #wildlife #animals #animalkingdom #animalsofinstagram #sealife #salishsea #marinelife #marinemammals #pacificnorthwest #pacificnw #pnw #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #photography

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cawildlife

On Monday we released two more of our Elephant Seal patients. Volunteer Annika Galloway captured one of their journeys to the ocean. #seals #sealpup #sealife #elephantseals #marinemammals #marineconservation #marine #wild #wildlife #wildliferehab #ocean #pacificocean #malibu #surf #picoftheday

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ecoventuresuk

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idealzebra

🐬Dolphins Are My Spirit Animal Tee. You're smart, a great swimmer, and you can't get enough of the ocean. You are one with the dolphin. 🐬 👉🏽https://amzn.to/2IH3Sp0 (active link in profile)

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mbari_news

On January 24, 2017, MBARI Senior Scientist, John Ryan and Observatory Engineer, Jared Figurski were on the hunt for humpback whales to record with a hydrophone. They were having little luck locating humpbacks, when Figurski spotted a “rooster tail.” This characteristic spray created by Dall’s Porpoises (Phocoenoides dall) is an easy way to identify this rare species. Dall’s Porpoises are relatively large, growing up to 2.3 meters and 220 kilograms, and are the only members of the genus Phocoenoides. They are also fast, swimming up to 55 kilometers/hour and are often gone as soon as they are spotted. ⠀ Ryan and Figurski had to work fast. They quickly deployed the hydrophone with hopes of collecting the Dall’s Porpoises’ clicks. To the researchers’ surprise, the porpoises stuck around and provided much to record! The clicks in the video were slowed to one-eighth speed for human’s ears to detect. ⠀ Ryan has been working on characterizing the soundscape of Monterey Bay for a couple of years, using a hydrophone installed on Smooth Ridge, a seafloor feature approximately 30 kilometers from shore and 900 meters deep. The hydrophone is part of the larger Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS) and has been collecting data round-the-clock since deployment in July 2015. Opportunities, like this one, to collect the sounds of known species offers valuable data for future research and outreach!⠀ ⠀ #MBARIlife #ocean #oceanlife #MBARI #MontereyBay #porpoise #dallsporpoise #marineMammals #lifeatsea #RVParagon #alwayslearning #alwaysinspired #sealife

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k0_hana

Quand il y en a marre ... y'a mes saucisses ❤️ #sealion #marinemammals #soigneuranimalier #soigneur #zookeeper #animal #animaltrainer @ritchisayane maman s'occupe de tous !

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jackedupinthewild

The humble Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) is one of the trickiest marine mammals to study due to their small size, cryptic nature and elusive behaviour. Very constructive discussions today at the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership workshop on the effect of noise on mobile marine species. One of the most vulnerable species in the Clyde for noise pollution is the porpoise; these animals have very sensitive hearing and can be physically damaged if close enough to loud noise sources. Due to their small size, they live constantly on a physiological knife-edge, whereby any anthropogenic disturbance could force them over the edge. With the heavy industrial and recreational use of the Clyde area, these animals are a crucial species to monitor and protect. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #porpoise #firthofclyde #marinemammals #cetacean #marinebiology #naturephotography #scottishwildlife #wildlifephotography #scottishwildlifephotos #whalewatching #wildlifephoto #clyde #wildlifelovers #wildlife #discoverscotland #nature #natureaddict #dolphin #visitscotland #marinelife #oceanlover #seafariphotocomp #harbourporpoise #noisepollution #marineconservation #acoustics #marineresearch #protectouroceans #conservation #blueplanet

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aimmportugal_org

Photo(s) of the day: 24th of May, 2018 Species: Common dolphin (Delphinus delphis), Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus), bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Today was an extra special day for the #AIMMPortugal team as we found three different species of cetacean while out on survey! Common, bottlenose and Risso's dolphin! (clockwise from top) For this reason we had to cheat a little so today's picture of the day contains three separate images. We hope you can forgive us this little indulgence, just for today! ;) #rissosdolphin #bottlenosedolphin #commondolphin #albuferia #marinereaserch #delphinusdelphis #marinemammals #grampusgriseus #tursiopstruncatus #cetaceans #importugal #nature #portugal #forscience

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majormarinetours

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. This is amazing. Spyhopping orcas from our boat!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Repost @akstaceyb with @get_repost ・・・ Best. Whale. Experience. Ever. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ #alaskalife #nature #wild #explore #alaska #travelalaska #alaskananimals #alaskatribe #alaskawildlife #animalsmood #wildlife_vision #wildlife_seekers #majestic_wildlife #sewardak #sewardalaska #ressurectionbay #marinemammals #oceananimals #seacreatures #whales #killerwhale #orcas #orcawhale #killerwhales #majormarinetours

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husavikwhalemuseum

Constructions are going well

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seaottersavvy

The new permanent speed hump is currently being installed at the sea otter crossing at Moss Landing Rd. All who expressed concern when the damaged speed table was removed earlier this month can breathe a sigh of relief! Big thanks to Monterey County Public Works for really being committed to making this bit of road safer for pedestrians of all species! #wildlifecrossing

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wildsidehi

#ThrowbackThursday to this False Killer Whale smile we caught with our GoPro​. One of our favorite videos of all time. :) PS: You'll definitely want to turn on the sound for this!! Here's a few things we want to mention about our emphasis on research, education, and #conservation: For those of you who have watched the video several times (guilty...we have), you've most likely noticed the scars on the false killer whales – and the spinning prop. Anyone who has spent time with #marinemammals will tell you the cause of those scars was another animal. We aren't able to say exactly what kind of animal is the cause of these scars, but oftentimes it is another pod member. Propeller hits are much more damaging, and sadly, there is no easy fix there (“Boating Industry Speaks Out on the Futility of Prop Guards”) – besides being extremely cautious and aware of the movement of nearby #wildlife. The wildlife in the video is never in threat of being ran over. Wild Side is owned and operated by wildlife biologists, who are all too aware of the well-documented impact vessel-noise has on #dolphins and #whales. Therefore, on our boats, the exhaust goes above water to create minimal noise underwater, having the least amount of disturbance possible on the cetaceans. Watch the video again and notice that even though our boat is running (you may need to turn your volume up to hear the boat at all), there is no harmful noise level, nor masking of the effort of the whales to communicate. Because the animals were moving, we paralleled them and matched their speeds to a “t”. If they stop, we stop - if they leave, then "Aloha!". In a sense, we were ‘part of the pod’ – and our Wild Side #Ohana has years of experience of reading the animals and blending in with their natural behavior – that’s what we specialize in. There are less than 150 #FalseKillerWhales left in #Hawaiian waters. That's why it's important to document them – and to raise awareness of the elements that are a threat to these beauties. The main threats are bycatch in longline fisheries, entanglement from fishing hooks and lines that can lead to them drowning, toxins from land, and plastic trash that they ingest.

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liltulips

Thanks for another exciting @smartbottoms exclusive stocking night last night! We still have some Orca Adventure diapers, bibs, OTG, and hanging wet bags left so grab them while you can! 🐳 📷: @jessieowens.photography

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richard.cervellone.photography

🔷🔶🔷🔶Finally! After more than a dozen times whale watching I got a shot of a breaching whale. This humpback breached a couple time before I took this shot, but the previous leap was obscured perfectly by the boat seen here. I was doubtful that I would get a shot while this whale was in such good spirits. But fortunately the whale moved in front of the boat for the next breach and I was able to nail this shot. Feels good to get the photo you’ve been going after for so long. *** #whalewatching #humpbackwhale #breach #newengland #massachusetts #atlanticocean #natgeo #natgeowild #whale #marinemammals #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #animalcrossing #animal_captures #animal_sultans #teamcanon #canonfanphoto #canonphotography #canon7dmarkii #canon100400ii #instadaily #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_seekers #ocean #whales #animalsofinstagram #nature #bostonharborcruises #newenglandaquarium

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aquabirdy

Elephant seals have one major thing in common with cats — and I don’t mean that they both like to poop in sandboxes... They both use their whiskers (vibrissae) to hunt rats. Well, elephant seals are more into rat fish (chimaera) a deep-water, cartilaginous fish that is distantly related to sharks. Like Tom and Jerry, these two creatures are locked in a real-life game of cat & mouse. The elephant seal uses three sets of whiskers on their face to track down it’s quarry in zero light conditions reaching depths that exceed 7000 feet! These depths are well into the aphotic or “midnight,” zone of the ocean which starts around 3,280 feet below the surface. Nobody knows the exact tactics elephant seals use to hunt chimaera and other bottom-dwelling fish. But a giant hint can be found at the base of each whisker on their cuddly face. Elephant seals have five to eight times more nerve axons per whisker when compared to the highly inferior cat — just sayin... Basically, elephant seals are like Jedi Masters. That said, the ratfish doesn’t give up without a fight. When attacked, ratfish erect a long, sharp dorsal fin spine outfitted with a poison gland that hurts like hell. It’s especially bad if it goes into a seal’s eye. This is a commonly observed condition for elephant seals admitted to marine mammal rescue centers. The crazy thing is, elephant seals blinded in both eyes can still hunt! It’s all about the whiskers!!! Too bad whiskers don’t help them out very much when the taxman shows up 🦈 #mustachehunters ——————————————————————— #pinniped #marinemammals #seal #sealife #oceanoptimism #elephantseals #channelislands #california #wildcalifornia #exclusive_wildlife #featured_wildlife #wildgeography #animal_sultans #ourplanetdaily #nature_perfection #naturelover #wildlifeaddicts #wildlife_seekers #naturegram #wildlifeonearth #wildlifephotography #natgeo #nature

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gabrieletisk

No zoo will ever beat that! What a blessing it is to see wild animals where they belong - in the #wild 🌊🐬 I will never forget getting this close to a #manatee 💙 ➳ What is your most memorable wildlife encounter?✏ . . . . . #becomeonewithnature #tropicalobsession #takemoreadventures #thediscoverer #travellingthroughtheworld #spiritsoflife #teamsalty #travelgoals #wanderlust #TravelAwesome #travelescape #travellingnomads #travelstribe #IamATraveler #wildlife #marinemammals #diving #underwater #underwaterworld #underwatermagic

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redheadgreenworld

I am starting to learn French, and I figured one of the first things I should learn how to say is “I love harbor seals.” According to google translate this is how you say it. Native speakers please confirm because I want to tell people in any language I can how much I love these fat sausage animals! . . . . . . . . . . . #french #harborseals #mypronunciationisbad #language #marinemammals #love #ocean #newlanguage #spanishiseasier

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solideogloria89

I love dolphins soooooooo much !!! My favourite marine mammal! I’m rejoicing over his misery when he got rejected/ignored lol!. Swipe for the next video hahaha !!! . . . #memories #seaaquarium #dolphin #marinemammals #animals #cute #florida #orlando #unitedstates #usa #wanderlust #holiday #travel

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wiomsa

#Repost @guardian with @get_repost ・・・ The world’s 7.6 billion people represent just 0.01% of all living things, yet since the dawn of civilisation, humanity has caused the loss of 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants. The study by Professor Ron Milo also reveals that livestock and poultry kept by humans exceed the number of wild animals. "I would hope people would take this as part of their world view of how they consume,” said Milo. #marinemammals #fish #mammals #ocean #biodiversity #marine #plants #wildlife

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vivianncavan

Yes, Fureai Lagoon also house ridiculously cute otters. They got Otter show, and a programme where you can feed otters. There’s a limit to how many people the otters can press palms with. So we were lucky we manage to get tickets. This is Chabby !! ❤️ #otters #seaparadise #hakkeijima #hakkeijimaseaparadise #aquarium #marinemammals #chabby

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orcireland

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orcireland

Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) rostrum. Note lumps known as tubercles. Tubercles are enlarged hair follicles and some even have a small hair or whisker sticking out of them, especially in the young calves. Whales are mammals and one of the defining characteristics of being a mammal is the presence of hair. In Humpback whales, for some reason, their hair follicles have enlarged to form lumps of bumps that appear on their faces. All species of whales and dolphins have hair follicles, however, they are most obvious on Humpback whales.  Most species of cetaceans are born with a few hairs or whiskers on their faces, but often lose the hairs as they mature as they do not serve much of a purpose in a life spent in the ocean. Although, there is some speculation that the few hairs they have serve a sensory function, much like a cat's whiskers help it to sense its immediate environment. #factoftheday #humpbackwhale #tubercles #rostrum #baleenwhales #humpbacks #humpday #whalesfordays #pic_of_the_day #facts #marineeducation #marinebio #marineconservation #biology #marinemammals #cetaceans #cetaceanreaearch #ilovecork #followformore (follow @orcireland )

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lee.ismail

At the furthest point the tour could reach (28 miles offshore) after 2 hrs of no luck - finally a sperm whale!!! This is one of the resident bachelor males called #Tutu. They aren't the most photogenic on the surface but this was a truly awesome sight! ( #latergram 27 March 2018) . . . #whale #mammalsofnewzealand #mammals #nzwildife #newzealand #cetaceans #cetacea #365dayswild #natureholiday #nature #sealife #marinemammals #southisland #spermwhale #pacific #ocean #kaikourawhalewatch #kaikoura #odontoceti

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spiritoforca

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strawlessoregon

Let’s be #strawlessoregon and #ditchstraws because it would suck if the only place plastic-straw free for marine life was in an aquarium. #ocean #noplasticstraws #suckless #banplasticstraws #strawless #pnw #oregon #pacificnorthwest #clean #noplastic #marinemammals @lonelywhale @surfrider @oceana

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nzwhaledolphin

Hi everyone, We are still looking for HELP. In order to continue our work we urgently need to buy a new truck. All help is welcomed but we have a few ideas: - You can donate money through our website, Facebook page or directly to our BNZ account 020912-022903500. No amount is too small! Everything helps! - You and your friends can organize a fundraising event. Think of fun things that people would like, for example a quiz night, raffle, bake sale, car wash, etc. - You can suggest fund raising events we could do! - You can SHARE THIS POST and and invite people to like our Page to help us spread the word! Thanks very much for your support. There are already awesome initiatives going on to help us raise some funds but we need a lot of help to afford a truck! 🐬🐳 NZWDT Team #science #research #conservation #fundraiser #aotearoa #newzealand #weneedyourhelp #dolphins #whales #cetaceans #marinemammals #ourjob #donate

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scavande

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anaissmith

Today was an insanely special day and I felt like such a proud Mama!! We got to release FOUR of the Harbor Seal babies that I have helped care for, tube feed and help train to self feed and compete at the Marine Mammal Center - including my number one little man, Jefferson and some of my other favorites, Lil’Nugget (top left), TwoChinChin (top right) and Tarpits (bottom right.) I may have shed a little happy tears seeing them leave to go back to the ocean, but they couldn’t wait and quickly joined the elephant seal pups we released too! What a day, my heart is so full!!!! ➡️to see release pics!!! ❤️😭💙🐾🌊❤️ #TMMC #ProudRehabber #HarborSeals #ElephantSeals . . . #TheMarineMammalCenter #MarineMammals #SealPups #HarborSealPup #ElephantSealPups #BabySeal #Rescue #Rehabilitate #Release #Wildlife #Nature #RescueRehabRelease #wildliferehabilitator #WildlifeRelease #Ocean #Conservation #MotherNature #ReturnToNature #CuteAnimals #Animals #Wild #WildAnimals #OceanLife #SquadGoals #SealSquad #Love

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marcella_whales

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yeniirahmadani

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bearswithcameras

↟ These little harbour seals are just so darn cute! ↟

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erosstip

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hungrychez

Oh, hai. #HarborSeal

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hungrychez

There was a whole lot of breaching and tail lobbing going on. Thanks to @monterey_bay_whale_watch for yet another great trip, as usual. #humpbackwhale #whales #endangeredspecies

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hungrychez

I have died multiple deaths throughout my life due to the overwhelming cuteness of Sea Otters. (As always, this was taken with a zoom lens from the viewing area, because unlike some people on social media, I don’t harass or stress out wildlife for a good photo op.) #seaotter #southernseaotter #montereybay

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therealsuperamanda

While the Leopard Seal found in Antarctica 🇦🇶 is in a whole other league of size, strength and sheer awesomeness our California Sea lions are formidable marine mammals in their own right. These two were in the bay at San Carlos Beach, Monterey., California April 11th 2018. For those of us with children close by, they just released statistics that fresh and sea water drownings now out rank children drowning in actual pools. This summer it’s better to have your children of all ages closely supervised if you’re going to the oceans or lakes. NBC did a big thing last night showing parents with their kids had to be able do in the ocean and what they were showing was far too risky in my humble opinion. There’s so much you can do in the water before it gets up to your waist. As a favor to me as former nanny with a perfect track record, please keep an eye on your little ones and tweens and teens this summer around the water. The ocean and lake doesn’t play. #sancarlosbeach #montereypeninsula #monterey #california #beach #sealion #montereylivingwithmandy #marinemammals #wildlife #superamanda 💧 🌊 🐳 🐋 🐬

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