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Day 18 - Magnetic - “Using Earth’s magnetism, loggerhead sea turtles return to beaches where they hatched to lay their eggs. Or – as new research shows – they might return to beaches with similar magnetic properties, even if the beaches are far away from each other!” 🐢 - Read more about it in the link in my bio

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freidawhales

Will you be one of the lucky few to get one of these extremely rare and collectible signed Freida Whales ocean animals fact cards?? #drag #dragqueen #dragqueensofinstagram #draglife #gayboy #instagay #gay #makeup #dragmakeup #lgbt #oceanactivist #whales #oceanfacts

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mspynkeco

Yes!!! My mum makes all our jute dishcloths and bags, our cotton face scrubbers and body cloths and yesterday made a heap of beautiful LACE drawstring bags for our store! I’m slowly learning how to sew again 🙈 But I did make something pretty cool yesterday which I’ll show you soon! Making stuff out of all stuff is SO rewarding, saves you money PLUS it reduces waste! Seriously, what more could you ask for? #wastenotwantnot Thanks to @use.it.up use.it.up for the gorgeous graphic 💕

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theterramarproject

Did you know that Sperm Whales have the largest brain in the animal kingdom? 🐋🤓 #OceanFacts #MarineMammals . . . Photo: Gabriel Barathieu/Wikimedia Commons . . #OurOcean #MarineLife #NatureAlwaysWins #OceanOptimism #VitaminSea #PlasticPollution #Nature

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saveour70

Fact 76: Every element on the periodic table can be found dissolved in seawater. However their concentrations (abundances) vary widely. Chloride (Cl) the most abundant makes up 2% of the mass of seawater. This is roughly a trillion times more concentrated than some of the trace elements such as tin (Sn), gold (Au), or protactinium (Pa). #chemicaloceanography #oceanfacts #factfriday #discoverocean #chemistry #funfacts #oceanlover #periodictable #saveour70 #themoreyouknow #alltheelements #chemistryfacts 📸elements database

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croisieres_australes

it covers around 14% of the Earth’s surface. The first one is the Pacific Ocean covering 30% of the Earth’s surface and in second position, we have the Atlantic ocean which covers 21% . • • • #Iamcroisieresaustrales #croisieresaustrales #didyouknow #oceanfacts #amazingfacts #facts #ocean #sea

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maverick2go

Between Kas Baska and the WC there is a day off used for training. I did 2 dives and got a good feeling, so I wanted to kick back a bit. Good to relax, do recovery, make pics for sponsors:) and help other team members. In the end the relax days ended up turbulent. There were issues with safety which raised doubt earlier and on the first competition day early in the list there was a deep black out. This highlighted many flaws in the safety system. The diver was OK but the safety teams and the emergency system, usually the counterweight, turned out not to be on the WC level. The diver blacked out around 30 m going up and went down back to 60+ before the system got him and brought him back. The medical team was also poorly prepared and had no training. Lucky for us, the body has its own protecting mechanisms , so the diver is ok, but flaws in the system are not acceptable in freediving, where mistakes are expensive. This made the main judge, stop and postpone the competition. Another rest day, but also, made all the competitors nervous, because its hard to fix major issues overnight. The freediving is usually super safe, because you always dive to a depth you know you can achieve, and in the case you fail this happens in the last meters. Then there is a safety team usually made of 3-4 experienced safety divers that wait for you at lets say 30-20-10 meters and help out in any case of trouble. The safety team deals with 99% of all incidents and all goes well. In rare cases of deep BO's there is a last resort system, that brings the whole line up with the diver on it. Its crucial for the piece of mind of divers that they have trust in this reliable system. So we could say the competition started on the wrong foot... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear#apneaaddicts#underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea#freedive #molchanovs#freedivingphotography #deeperblue#uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea#underwaterphotography #oceanlife#oceanfun#oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives#oceanimagery #freedivingart#MadeOfOcean#freediverlife #xpncroatia#TurningTheTide#saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

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actionbyart

Day 17 - Bone - Did you know that there are worms that can ONLY live in bone?!? Osedax, Latin for “bone devourer” have no mouth, but instead use that bulbous “root” structure to secrete acid to dissolve away whale bones on the seafloor. They permanently live in bones, and eat it from the inside out. These worms are popularly refereed to as “Zombie worms” for the life they bring back to whale carcasses on the seafloor.” 🧟‍♀️ 🧟‍♂️

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mspynkeco

Every year, about a million sea creatures die because of the plastics disposed into the ocean. Every year, the fishing industry disposes around 150,000 tonnes of plastic materials into the ocean, contributing to the deaths of these creatures. Recycling isn’t enough, we are using more than we are able to recycle. Instead replace with items that are able to be reused AND buy recycled! 📸 @wickedstix76

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saveoursealifenow

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reposts49

#Repost @maverick2go (@get_repost) ・・・ So my Ibiza story ended and I'm more than happy how that turned out. Ill probably get back to that with some stories and photos, but now I'm in a hurry to catch my flight to Turkey, where there is a local Kas Baska competition right before the World championship. Hopefully Ill acclimatize to the new conditions quick and Ill make some enjoyable dives on the WC. Ill get you some news and after all, some videos of dives as well:) Logging off for now, more news from Turkey! . . . . . . . . . . . . .. #bestfreedivegear#apneaaddicts#underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea#freedive #molchanovs#freedivingphotography #deeperblue#uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea#underwaterphotography #oceanlife#oceanfun#oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives#oceanimagery #freedivingart#MadeOfOcean#freediverlife #xpncroatia#TurningTheTide#saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

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fortlauderdalebeachyoga

#OceanFacts - The deepest recorded point on the ocean floor is the Mariana Trench, with a depth of nearly 36,000 feet. 🌊 #loveouroceans

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flextrash

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spooky.threadz

I'm probably only going to do threads this month and move on to something else . . . . . #thread #threads #spooky #spookymemes #spookythreads #creepythreads #creepy #halloween #ocean #oceanfacts #facts #weird

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vacswimsa

WOW. That's a lot of water! With so much of the Earth covered in it, why wouldn't you want your children to be capable in and around water? Click the link in our bio to book your children into a Vacswim program online. #VACSWIMSA #Adelaide #SouthAustralia #SeeSouthAustralia #SAgreat #IChooseSA #WaterFacts #Ocean #AdelaideKids #KidsOfAdelaide #WhatsOnAdelaide #Oceanfacts

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bahseamedia

#TranslateTuesday Beaches across the world are being taken over by pollution. This photo is a mild depiction of a catcher beach. Photography ©️ Fabio Achilli / Flickr / CC-BY-2.0 #CatcherBeach #BahSea #oceanpollution #marinedebris #oceanfacts

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blueevolution

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actionbyart

Day 16 - Mythology - Whilst I accept that this post isn’t the most beautiful, scientists recently discovered a new fish and named it after the Greek goddess Aphrodite because of its beauty! Follow the link in my bio to see just how bright it is! 💘💛

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saveoursealifenow

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mogfish_

#oceanfacts Did you know that Clownfish are actually all born male?! Only changing their sex to become the dominant female of the group. They also communicate by making clicking and popping noises (which I find adorable when I spot them on a dive). • • #interestingfacts #clownfish #marinelife #coralreef #seacreatures #ocean #sea #scubadiving #blue #protectouroceans

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theterramarproject

Who said romance is dead! Did you know that puffins usually mate with the same partner every year? Some puffin couples have been together for over 20 years! #OceanFacts #Puffins #MarineBio . . . Photo: Gissur Steinarsson/Unsplash . . #OurOcean #MarineLife #NatureAlwaysWins #OceanOptimism #VitaminSea #PlasticPollution #Nature

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maverick2go

Many people ask me if I see any fish down there... Well this is how it looks in training or competition. I will mostly have my eyes closed if all is good. I'll open them on the ascending phase of the dive. With no googles or mask, I cant see clear anyway, so my only focus is what happens inside my body and the rope in front of me to make sure I'm on the right line and my speed is good. Specially when I start the freefall and my mouthfill is packed and locked, my vision and focus becomes so tunneled I usually don't even remember that part of the dive. I'm somewhere else, enjoying myself. There is a saying that SCUBA divers go down to look around, while freedivers go down to look inside, and this is very true. Well, anyway, after the first dive, you would think either the organizers or me would learn a lesson, but nothing happened in that direction. Next day dive I decided to choose a super easy depth and just completely enjoy the dive. I realized I'll be late for the dive again, my transfer boat was late again and I refuse to wake up before the last minute to take the earlier boat... Since now I expected this in a way, I was a bit more relaxed, and skipped warm up. The judges even offered me 2 minutes extra to prepare, I guess they felt bad for me rushing on my line right from the boat. I went for a very shallow dive of 65m with fins, just to make sure my lungs are ok, because on the earlier dive I had a squeeze problem again because of all the rush around and not being able to relax fully. So this was my test for lungs, relaxation and making sure my equalization is flawless. All went ok and I was mentally already in the World championship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . #bestfreedivegear#apneaaddicts#underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea#freedive #molchanovs#freedivingphotography #deeperblue#uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea#underwaterphotography #oceanlife#oceanfun#oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives#oceanimagery #freedivingart#MadeOfOcean#freediverlife #xpncroatia#TurningTheTide#saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

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legacydriver

The oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface and contain 97 percent of the Earth's water. Let’s find out what’s inside, let’s dive! #oceanfacts #ustica #usticaisland #usticadiving #scubadiving #diving #mediterranean #mediterraneo #sicily #sicilia #iphone

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clickoncare

Let your knowledge be as vast as the ocean. Enjoy the interesting ocean facts video under #6xtySeconds www.clickoncare.com Delivering Healthy & Wellness For All #ClickOnCare #Facts #OceanFacts #InterestingFacts #FunFacts #FactsUnder60Seconds #FactsUnder1minute #Learn #Enjoy #PacificOcean #SurfaceTemperature #Volcanoes #SeaIce #MarianaTrench #DeepSea #OceanSurface #VastSea

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damncreepythreads

bro , brosive , brosers ... im so sick of stubbing my pinky toe on things . . #spooky #creepy #spooktober #monster #ocean #oceanfacts #creepyfacts #halloween #marinelife #ecofriendly

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bahseamedia

Sadly, their population is rapidly declining as a result of the fish oil industry. Photography ©️ Brian Gratwicke / Flickr / CC-BY-2.0 #Fishoil #BahSea #MenhadenFish #seafacts #oceanfacts

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actionbyart

Day 14 - Ice - “Propping up glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic might be the most targeted — and, amazingly, the cheapest — way to slow sea-level rise in a warming world, according to a new paper in the journal The Cryosphere. A seawall, or even just a series of artificial seamounts for the glacier to get stuck against, could hold back unimaginable amounts of meltwater, the research suggests.” ❄️⛄️ - Link to the full article in my bio - (I’m aware that I’ve switched the last couple of days around- again, it would have messed up my tiled alternate feed!) 🙄

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actionbyart

Day 15 - Offspring - Early in 2018, scientists were baffled at why baby sea turtles were percentage-wise, mostly female. They’ve now identified a temperature-responsive gene that sets turtle embryos on a path to being either male or female. When researchers dialed down that gene early in development, turtle embryos incubating at the cooler climes that would normally yield males turned out female instead! 🐢 - Full article on ScienceNews - There’s a genetic explanation for why warmer nests turn turtles female

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winterfestinc

#DidYouKnow that scientists know more about the moon’s surface than the depths of the ocean? . . . #TheMoreYouKnow #FunFacts #OceanFacts #ocean #moon #water #depths #unknown #science #trivia #winterfest #florida #soflo #WinterfestFL18

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smthyellow

How deep is your love? Send me a message in a bottle, I will collect it from the stomach of a whale. Thank you! P.s/ I was island hoping few days ago in the east of Malaysia, is such a shame to admit that the ocean has been polluted with dozens of litter ( plastic bottles, styrofoam containers, snack packaging bags and etc ). I was doing my job to vacuum whatever litter I can find from the beach to the sea but yeah, can someone throw his/her credit cards into the ocean instead? I am not a proud Malaysian when come to face this fact, we are responsible for disposing our litter properly and wisely. Just a little help and attention from everyone can make a huge change. #saynotoplastic #nolittering #dispose #savetheenvironment #shareyourlove #lovethenature #oceanfacts #plasticfree #styrofoamfree #wecare #nextgeneration #environment #itmatters #bekindtoourplanet #drawing #illustration #cocacola #plasticbottle #messageinabottle #letlovefloat #coke #red #design #digitalart

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bahseamedia

They also can attack smaller fish easily when in massive schools. Photography ©️ Bernard DuPont / Flickr / CC-BY-SA 2.0 #Barracudas #BahSea #BlackfinBarracuda #oceanfacts #seafacts

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_elleclipse_

Been in Wellington for over a week now, and everything going really well. Met loads of amazing people and ate so much amazing vegan food. Think I’m going to set up camp here for the summer if I can find a nice job 🏕️ . Yesterday I went to Te Papa, The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Its huge and free and full of amazing exhibitions. I spent 3 hours learning about Colossal Squids, so thought I’d share some squid info with your guys 🔍 . The Colossal Squid, Mesonychoteuthis Hamiltoni or Te Wheke Nui, is the largest invertebrate on the planet, and makes its home in the cold depths of the Southern Ocean. They can measure up to 90 feet long, and consists of a mantle and fin, a circle of arms and tenacles, and the head, with two eyes, a beak, eight arms, two feeding tentacles, and a funnel. They have the largest animal eyes on Earth measuring at 27cm wide. The colossal squid is a predator, and hovers in the dark depths of the ocean looking for their prey, which tends to be large fish species, specifically the Patagonia Toothfish. Sperm whales are known predators of colossal squid, 14% of the squid beaks found in the stomachs of these sperm whales are those of the colossal squid. Since only females have been found we are completely unaware of how they reproduce. However, my favourite part of the Colossal Squids is that they have 360 degree rotating hooks on their two feeding arms, used for grabbing and holding onto prey 🦑 . Whats your favourite sea creature? 🌊 . #colossalsquid #squid #giantsquids #underwatercreatures #marinelife #thedeepbluesea #squidscience #southernocean #seacreatures #oceanfacts #thedeep #funfacts #tepapa #exhibition #wellington #newzealand #travel #nztravel #photography #nikon #nikonphotographer #rocks #moss

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casualstarfish

#tarpon, known scientifically as Megalops atlanticus, like these at #robbiesmarina in #islamorada, need to gulp air periodically and can drown if they can’t reach the surface. (Curious #oceanfacts Sunday).

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actionbyart

Day 13 - Time - ‘There’s still time for us to save the Great Barrier Reef’. Mikhail Matz is an evolutionary biologist who has a hopeful view on the future of our corals. He believes that corals can adapt to future projections and that there may not be as much devastation as initially thought - providing we act now. This isn’t to say that there hasn’t already been a huge loss from widespread bleaching- there has. He’s simply providing a little more hope for them- a reminder that not all is lost just yet- we just need to act now rather than any later. ⏳🌍 - Read more about his findings in the link in my bio.

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ashepps6

I’m not usually a fish person, but for those of you that saw my story earlier in the week know how this fish stole my heart 😂 So here are some fish facts that I learned from @montereybayaquarium and their seafood watch. Many canned fish brands, such as tuna, use bycatch methods, which means they catch whatever they pull out of the ocean and will use all of it in their canning process. Sharks, dolphins, other fish species could all be found in the canned fish you are eating. However, there are some good sustainable fishing brands that have worked to reduce their bycatch and provide you with better quality products. The top brands are Wild Caught, American Tuna, Whole Foods, and Ocean Naturals or look for pole or line caught on the label 😊 I hope this helps better the quality of your food, have a good Sunday friends xx • • • #oceanfactsbyash #oceanfacts #oceanconservation #ocean #conservation #sustainable #sustainability #seafoodwatch #seafood #tuna #salmon #fish #sharks #bycatch #montereybayaquarium #monterey #savetheoceans #sustainableliving #sustainablefoods #food #eat #eating #marineconservation #marinelife #oceanresearch #marinescience

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mindfulnessmermaid

Who loves night dives? Some say that photographs are limited, I think that it can be a fabulous time to truly get creative with your camera. Feather stars are part of the Crinoid family, Crinoidea of the Echiderms meaning Lily. Here it definitely resembles an underwater lily. There are no less than 550 types ranging from living in the shallows to 9000 feet. Did you know they are free swimming and lack a stalk? #naturephotography #lovescuba #uwphotography #loveouroceans #nightdives #featherstars #marinelife #oceanlife #marinephotography #oceanfacts

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shapes_of_a_sea_odessey

Sea creature ID time? Who knows what is this colorful snake-like creature? 🔺 They come in a few different colors and can change color throughout their lives 🔻 A blue one like this is make while a black one is a juvenile and a yellow one is a female 🔺 Interesting fact there is usually more males than females in a given territory of reef and if there is not enough females one of the males will turn into a female and become yellow 🔻 Sometimes you can find half yellow half blue one meaning it is in the process of changing sex dive site: 📍: USAT liberty wreck, bali 📸 @shapes_of_a_sea_odessey #godiving #girlsthatscuba #oceanfacts #animalfacts #marinebiology #marinebiologist #eel #bali #baliindonesia

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maverick2go

Wow, it's been a while. Sorry. Just crazy with transfers, competition, bad coverage, things to do... Ok, so after Ibiza I've had a short brake and didn't dive at all and then flew to Turkey for Kas Baska competition. Since this competition was just before the world cup, many of the elite athletes did it for training, and this was my intention as well. Freediving competitions have a charming organization habit - it's messed up. When combined together with my own easy going approach it results in me regularly being late at my start time. My transfer boat was late and after putting on my suit on the way I jumped into the water, skipped warm up, and did my dive. Even though the dive wasn't that nice, I was quite unrelaxed and it didn't feel good at all, I managed to get to my announced depth and get a white card. Worst dive of the season, but, a successful one as far as the judges concern. Not the opening I hoped for, but I had my taste of the perfect sea conditions in front of Kas. I was 4th over all on the first day, and it was time to turn to the next day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #bestfreedivegear#apneaaddicts#underwater #marnaut #angelsofthesea#freedive #molchanovs#freedivingphotography #deeperblue#uwphotography @diveeasy #deepbluesea#underwaterphotography #oceanlife#oceanfun#oceanfacts #oceanperspectives #differentperspectives#oceanimagery #freedivingart#MadeOfOcean#freediverlife #xpncroatia#TurningTheTide#saltnomads #discoverocean #RoamTheOceans #bluuespace #divingpassport #prirodnoja

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onelesseco

Good morning! ☀️ Be sure to stop and look around today because this planet we share is beyond amazing! 🧡✨💛⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #wasteoneless #planetorplastic #embracetastenotwaste #waronwaste #reusable #reusablecup #onthego #environmentallyfriendly #nocupnocoffee #refusesingleuse #choosereuseables #sustainableliving #plasticfree #chemicalfree #cleanocean #saveourseas #ocean#oceanfacts #slowliving #consciousness #mindfulness

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actionbyart

Day 12 - Extreme - If I say “extreme environment” you might think of some far away place, perhaps in the depths of the oceans or towards the poles. Actually, I’d argue that even our local rock pools are under extreme conditions. Animals have to withstand going from being underwater to in open air, with often huge temperature fluctuations and varying risks of predation, all in a 12 hour tidal cycle. So next time you’re walking past a barnacle, give him a little love- he goes through a lot! 🌊⏳

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knw_mre

When you smell something in the air, it’s because scent molecules have dissolved into the wet lining of your nose. Smelling underwater is no different, except that the molecules are already dissolved in the seawater. It’s a myth that sharks can smell a single drop of blood from a mile away. Sharks actually have roughly the same sensitivity as other fish and can detect smells at between one part per 25 million and one part per 10 billion, depending on the chemical, and the species of shark. At the top end, that’s about one drop of blood in a small swimming pool. #facts #knw #knw_mre #knowledgeispower #knowledge #ocean #factw #rarefacts #myth #sharks #sharkfacts #oceanfacts #smell #blood #sea

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mikeyblackwell

Moon snails prey on other molluscs by drilling a hole in the shell with their radulas, which are like ribbons with many small chitinous teeth on them, along with secreting acid to soften the shell. After drilling the hole, they secrete digestive enzymes into the shell of the other mollusc and then sucks out its partially digested prey. #oceanfacts #dinothighs #fatspliffs

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pathologicalpageturner

Ocean trivia is the best trivia.

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ice911research

#FunFactFriday! Narwhals are one of #nature’s most exotic wild species! These 'unicorns of the sea' are ONLY found in the #Arctic and belong to the biggest group of mammals found on earth - 🐳 whales 📷: Glenn Williams/Public domain #animals #funfacts #animalfacts #ocean #oceanfacts #whales

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clickoncare

Do you know the world’s oceans contain enough water to fill a cube with edges over 1000 km in length? #ClickOnCare #InterestingFacts #AmazingFacts #OceanFacts #FunFacts #ArticOcean #PacificOcean #IndianOcean #Planktons #Enjoy #FactsUnder60Seconds #6xtySecond #1minuteFactsVideo

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saveour70

Fact 75: Coral reefs exhibit the most biodiversity of any ecosystem on Earth. They cover less than 1% of the seafloor yet harbor 25% of all marine life. Coral is actually an animal that forms its own home, a calcium carbonate (limestone) shell. Over the centuries this limestone builds up to form what we know as a reef. The high biodiversity makes coral reefs a unique location to search for chemical compounds that can become new anti-cancer and anti-viral drugs. 📸 @natgeo #coralreefs #factfriday #saveour70 #coralfacts #biodiversity #marinebiology #oceanlover #discoverocean #themoreyouknow🌈 #corallover #oceanfacts #allthecolors #exploremore #scubalovers #corals #saltlife #oceantober

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oceanscubadive

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theblackfishorg

Industrial fishing kills more animals than any other industry on our planet. Every year between 1 and 3 trillion marine animals are killed 😱 . In the last 60 years we lost 90% of all large predarory fish due to industrial fishing 😖 . Large species, like tuna, swordfish and cod are relatively long lived, have a slow growth and reach sexual maturity late. Therefore these species are extremely vulnerable to the high pressure of industrial fishing. 🐟 . #oceanfacts #sea #ocean #fishing #overfishing #fish #marinelife #oceanlife #bigblue #fishlove #theblackfish #theblackfishorg #conservation #activism #fishfacts #marinebiology #swordfish

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actionbyart

Day 11 - Jelly - We have too many jellyfish, so scientists want us to cover them in chocolate… Eh? 🤨 No, really- they’re multiplying so quickly that they’ve been dubbed as an ‘economic curse’. - Read more about it in the link in my bio! (Article by Chloe Williams)

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mindfulnessmermaid

Manta Rays - one of the most majestic creatures in the sea that I’ve been lucky enough to meet. These measure up to 23 ft wide, weigh up to 3,000 lbs and are made completely of cartilage, just the same as sharks. They feed on the tiniest ocean creatures, plankton, filtering them into their mouths. Each one has a different pattern underneath their bellies, and scientists can recognise each one from its’ markings. In places as as the Socorro Islands in Mexico, they actively seek divers, loving the feel of their bubbles. Have you seen one? Would love to hear your story. This was taken with a compact camera, wide angle lens and one strobe 💕 #loveouroceans #oceanlife #uwphotography #oceaninspiration #uwphotographer #oceanfacts #mantaray #naturephotography

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us_harbors

"There's never enough time in the day!" The tides are trying to fix that... #tidefacts #oceanfacts #tides #tidal #earth

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shorebuddies

Welcome to the 5th episode of @oceanconnectors Whale Trivia 🐋📝🙋‍♂️ Let's check your whale and recycling knowledge! ♻️🐋❓ Head over to @oceanconnectors to see the full episode and for your chance to win Emma the Whale 🎁🐋 #beanoceanconnector #whaletrivia #shorebuddies #forouroceans #planetorplastic

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theterramarproject

#Bycatch accounts for 40 percent of the world's catch - that's 63 billion pounds of fish that are completely wasted every year, thrown back to the sea dead or dying! If we want to feed the world and sustain our oceans, this is a problem we must overcome. #OceanFacts . . . Photo: Abhijeet Soman/Unsplash . . #OurOcean #MarineLife #NatureAlwaysWins #OceanOptimism #VitaminSea #PlasticPollution #Nature

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actionbyart

Day 10 - Plastic - “Interest in PETase arose in 2016, when a group of Japanese researchers led by Shosuke Yoshida identified a new species of bacterium, Ideonella sakaiensis, that can feed on PET by using it as a source of carbon and energy. The bacterium remains the only known organism with this ability. It literally grows on PET.” 🔬 - Whilst not fully developed and harnessed, the fact that this bacterium exists and has adapted to survive off of a man-made synthetic molecule is bizarre- this quote seemed fitting! - Read more in the link in my bio. - (A late post due to a busy schedule and the frustration of the perfectionist inside me when I realised that I messed up my alternate block colour feed 🤦🏽‍♀️ whoops!)

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knw_mre

In the late 1960s, researchers discovered that shark eyes have duplex retinas, or retinas containing both rod and cone cells. Rods enable the shark to see light and darkness, while cones allow for the detection of color (though scientists are still unsure how sharks interpret colors). The eye structure of a shark is similar to other vertebrates in that it contains a cornea, lens, retina, pupil and iris. Given their similar structure and usage, shark eyesight works similarly to that of humans. #knw #knw_mre #knowledgeispower #knowledge #oceanfacts #shark #sharkfacts #eyes #sharkeyes #human #eyes #humaneyes #shark

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merlin_reef_center

Ghost Crabs (Genus Oxypode) inhabit intertidal areas on our beach. In Thai, the common name of this crab translates to “Wind Crab” because it looks like it is moved by the wind. These crabs are very fast-moving and holes they dig on the beach- swipe right for a photo! #crab #crustacean #arthropod #oceanfacts #funfact #wildlife #nature #natural #conservation #ghostcrab #marine #marineconservation #beach #housereef #marriott #marriottmerlin #patong #phuket #thailand

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scienceofthedeep

Super proud that my sister @actionbyart is entering the #sciart world, and I’m super stoked that she wants to talk about my dear Xylophagas! She’s posting an ocean themed science illustration/fact each day for her own #oceantober challenge- I encourage you to check her insta out! @actionbyart ☺️ • Day 9 - Plant - You might not have thought it, but there are animals on the deep-sea floor that can eat wood- and only wood! These Xylophaga clams (translation: wood-eating) burrow into wood for both food and shelter. What a way to live when the tree that you’re living in might have grown thousands of miles away, thousands of metres up! 🌳🏠 - (Image reference credit- Voight et al 2007)

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succulents_and_pearls

This is my favorite ocean creature and I'm so happy with how this drawing turned out for @inktober and "spell" The larger, bad ass angler fish are actually the females of the species. The male anglers are usually super small and live their lives attached to the females. #ocean #oceanlife #oceanfacts #inktober #inktober2018 #anglerfish #spell #blick #art #dickblick #micronpens #artteachersofinstagram #drawink #penandink

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theklikklak

🐙 How lovely is this?⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣🎈 Follow: @theklikklak⁣⁣⁣ 👥 Tag your best friend⁣⁣⁣ 🔔 Turn on Post Notification⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #historyfacts #sciencefacts #sciencefact #facts #fact #weirdscience #todayilearned #funfacts #factsdaily #facts💯💯💯 #facts💯 #vine #fun #amazing #crazy #didyouknow #instafacts #dailyfacts #factss #science #history #factsoflife #brainfacts #brain #mars #octopustattoo #ocean #oceanfacts #octopus🐙 #underwaterlife

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actionbyart

Day 9 - Plant - You might not have thought it, but there are animals on the deep-sea floor that can eat wood- and only wood! These Xylophaga clams (translation: wood-eating) burrow into wood for both food and shelter. What a way to live when the tree that you’re living in might have grown thousands of miles away, thousands of metres up! 🌳🏠 - (Image reference credit- Voight et al 2007)

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mindfulnessmermaid

Pygmy Seahorses - jewels of our ocean - how cute are these little guys (and girls of course). These cuties are tiny though, just measuring as much as between 0.54 to 2.7 cams. They feed on equally tiny crustaceans and their jaws are fused, sucking food into their tubular mouths. They don’t have a digestive system though, so they have to eat frequently. They live in groups of up to 20 - mating occurs all year round. Hundreds of tiny eggs are deposited into the male’s pouch who carries them until they give birth. The warmer it is the faster they will develop and once they are born they have no parental care at all. They are mainly found in the Western Pacific. #loveouroceans #scubadiving #seahorses #uwphotography #oceanphotography #oceanlove #oceaninspiration #oceanlife #oceanfacts #oceantherapy

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onelesseco

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actionbyart

Day 8 - Virus - In light of today’s news and warnings from the UN, I thought I’d take the opportunity to touch on something a little different to what I had planned. A couple of days ago, I posted that the Christmas tree worm, a coral reef dweller may see a decline from global warming and ocean acidification if people weren’t well informed about the full repercussions of carbon emissions. If you’re not familiar with the report, it has been outlined that we require a 40-50% reduction in net emissions by 2030 and for that figure to be zero by 2050. This report has, to me, been a long time coming and one thing I noticed on the news today is how people may listen, but simply don’t know how they can help. I want to make it easier for people to understand the facts that are often thrown at them, so that they can then make informative decisions. - A study by the U.S National Library of Medicine noted that oxybenzone infects coral with a virus that contributes to the bleaching process . And whilst this post isn’t directly linked to the report’s carbon findings, it does highlight what can be done to give corals a better chance of survival- by changing one purchase to reduce viral risk to corals and further their chance of survival and recovery from a warming Earth. This post denotes the sort of content that I want this page to be- informative and important, and I hope to create more work like this, especially after Oceantober (not in this much of a rush next time!)

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theterramarproject

Did you know that most established coral reefs are between 5,000 and 10,000 years old?! Our world's reefs are living records of Planet Earth's history. #OceanFacts #MarineScience . . . Photo: Tomoe Steineck/Unsplash . . #OurOcean #MarineLife #NatureAlwaysWins #OceanOptimism #VitaminSea #PlasticPollution #Nature

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actionbyart

Day 7 - Fossil - …And are still around today. At least, the living fossil of them. A living fossil by definition is an organism that has remained essentially unchanged from earlier geologic times and whose close relatives are usually extinct. - It can be almost unfathomable to think that we’re living amongst a species so old, which has survived five mass extinctions! What a trooper. 🐚🕰

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silkespearls

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us_harbors

Tidal power - watts that all about? #tidefacts #oceanfacts #tides #tidal #

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casualstarfish

Fighting Conch, or Strombus pugilis is edible and is also used as a zootherapeutical product for the treatment of sexual impotence in traditional Brazilian medicine. (Curious #oceanfacts Sunday)

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dolphinsandyou

Did you know that dolphins have one of the largest brains out of any animal compared to their body size? . . . #spinnerdolphins #dolphins #oceanfacts #marinebiology #oceanconservation #oahu

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actionbyart

Day 6 - Hairy. - The Christmas tree worm is a polychaete, “polychaete” being Greek for “with much hair”. Polychaetes are known for having many bristly hairs all along their bodies, but this Christmas tree worm is particularly hairy on top, too! They live happily burrowed inside corals in shallow, tropical waters in pairs and their hairy tentacles catch plankton and other small particles that may flow in their path. Burrowing into coral, they create a calcium carbonate tube which they use to retract into when threatened. - Whilst not listed as a threatened species, global warming and ocean acidification (specifically the reduction of calcium carbonate minerals) might be their demise. If you’ve not watched Chasing Coral, I strongly suggest you do - it’s on Netflix and the link is in my bio! 🌊 🌍

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as_v_thinketh

Have u ever wonder why does it feels good to lie on the beach???🤔🤔 . . The ebbing n flowing u hear on the beach actually distimulates ur brain.. Also the color blue has been found to be associated with feelings of calm, peace, depth & stability Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves’ frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state . So let me how do u feel when u lie on such beautiful beach in the comment section.😉 . . #ocean #oceanfacts #beachfact #beaches #beachinindia #beach #nature #konkan_ig #fact #ebbandflow #peace #beachphotography #mumbaikar #punekar #kolhapurkar #mumbai_ig #konkan_katta #bangalore_igers #blue #instacaptions #pune_ig #pomh #mumbaitravellers #punetravellers #travelwithme #travelwithus #goprohero4 #goproindia #goprohero6 #goprohero

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husbandry_hobbyist

What if I told you that both Jellyfish and Mola Mola (sunfish) were considered plankton? You'd probably gape at me or think I was making stuff up. But they are both in fact considered plankton. The definition of plankton is an aquatic animal that moves by drifting with the currents, with no real control of where it goes. There are two types of plankton, phtoplankton, which are photosynthetic autotrophs, and zooplankton, which are heterotrophic animals. Neither jellies or sunfish can control their movements (though the sunfish does have fins, they are only used to stay upright). Jellies have no fins, and the caudal (back) fin of a sunfish is too small for controlled swimming. Therefore, they are both considered plankton. #jellyfish #jellies #molamola #sunfish #plankton #phytoplankton #zooplankton #ocean #oceanfacts

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saveour70

Fact 74: A tsunami is a series of very large ocean waves that are triggered by underwater earthquakes and landslides. The tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi this past week was ~20 feet high but they can reach up to 100 feet high! However when the waves are out in the open ocean their height is only about 1-2 feet and they can travel at up to 5000 mph, evading detection until recent times in which scientists have set up tsunami monitoring stations around the world. Tsunami’s are a frequent occurrence around Japan, hence their name, tsunami which means “harbor wave”. #saveour70 #tsunami #oceanfacts #bigwaves #runforthehills

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nishamoone

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finpinshop

Day 5 of #deeptober is the giant squid! What would it be like have the largest eyes in the world I wonder? Giant squid have the largest eyes in the animal kingdom. At up to 10 inches in diameter, it’s been compared to the size of a soccer ball or a dinner plate! 🖤#themoreyouknow #inktober #giantsquid #loveyourocean #protectwhatyoulove #education #deep #squid #inktober2018 #october #illustration #adobe #illustrator #digitalart #oceanfacts #science #oceaneducation #finpinshop @inktober #featuremeink #inktober

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actionbyart

Day 5 - Reflection (actually, refraction 🙈) - Ctenophores! (tee-no-fores) These little comb jellies move through the water with their cilia (small, vibrating hair like cells) which at the same time refract light, producing a mesmerising rainbow light effect. 🌈 - Historically, it was thought that marine sponges were the simplest animals on our planet. Genetic studies have more recently indicated that these comb jellies might actually be the oldest animals on our planet! 🌏 Follow the link in my bio to find out more

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oceanscubadive

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theterramarproject

Pygmy seahorses are seven species of miniature seahorses that live in the #CoralTriangle of SE Asia. These incredible animals have evolved to perfectly camouflage themselves with specific corals. #OceanFacts . . . Photo: Marco Carnovale/Wikimedia Commons . . #OurOcean #MarineLife #NatureAlwaysWins #OceanOptimism #VitaminSea #PlasticPollution #Nature

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tappityapp

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actionbyart

Day 4 - Heat. - More specifically, hydrothermal vents. These vents are extreme environments, found most commonly where tectonic plates meet one another. They expel geothermally heated water, along with a concoction of gases in the deep sea, where otherwise temperatures are on the farther end of the spectrum. It’s an environment that, being so extreme, is hard to contemplate being home to much life, but deep sea creatures have been known to thrive here- like these giant tube worms. More recently, the Pacific white skate has been seen to incubate her eggs here (for a duration of over 4 YEARS!) 🥚 - Read more about it in the link in my bio!

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finpinshop

Day 4 of #deeptober is the sperm whale! They are also known as cachalot. Sperm whales have the largest brain of any known mammal and are the largest of the toothed whales. 🖤 #themoreyouknow #inktober #spermwhale #loveyourocean #protectwhatyoulove #whale #whales #education #inktober2018 #october #illustration #adobe #illustrator #digitalart #oceanfacts #science #oceaneducation #deep #finpinshop @inktober @inktoberprompts #inktober

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josephandalexanderstyle

Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the earth 🌏 four times YIKES 😮 another sad fact.. half of the sea turtles on the planet have ingested some form of plastic 💔 . . . . . . . #plasticsucks #goawayplastic #oceansustainability #recycle #recycledshorts #recycledfashion #plasticfreeoceans #reuse #zerowaste #saveouroceans #nomoreplastic #turtle #education #oceanfacts

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actionbyart

Day 3 - Nutrients. - No article today, just some phytoplankton illustrations! A question that’s often puzzled me is why the sea here in the UK is so grey/ green, yet in the tropics it’s so clear and blue. Today I learned part of the reason why- the presence of nutrients and thus phytoplankton (who live off of the nutrients). The UK is much richer in both, and when phytoplankton photosynthesise they use chlorophyll which is green. The phytoplankton therefore preferably absorb red and blue light to photosynthesise, reflecting the green back. In simplest terms, generally, more phytoplankton there is, the greener / cloudier the sea, and the less phytoplankton the bluer / clearer. So really, I shouldn’t be bummed that the sea isn’t tropical clear- at least it’s rich! 💧

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theterramarproject

Did you know that dolphins can form pods of over 1,000 animals?! These are highly intelligent and social animals who exhibit so many of the traits that we can relate to as humans. #AnimalRights #OceanFacts . . . Photo: Ishan SeeFromTheSky/Unsplash . . #OurOcean #MarineLife #NatureAlwaysWins #OceanOptimism #VitaminSea #PlasticPollution #Nature

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actionbyart

Day 2 - Shipwreck 🚢 - “A rust stain may be all that will remain of the RMS Titanic in 15 to 20 years, according to new research into the submerged ocean liner wreck. “A never-before-seen bacterial species is devouring the hull of the so-called "unsinkable ship" on the Atlantic seabed. Named Halomonas titanicae, the bacterium was isolated from samples of so-called rusticles present on the wreck.” - Link in bio! . Had a busy day with lots of work to do, so a quick post today!

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kristinaelayne

. . S T I L L W A T E R S . . . 5 L O B S T E R F A C T S . . 1. Lobsters aren't red. They turn red when cooked, but in nature they can be green or yellow or even bright blue. . . 2. Lobsters can grow up to four feet long and weigh as much as 40 pounds. . . 3. It is believed that lobsters can live as long as 100 years. . . 4. Lobsters were originally gathered by hand. It wasn't until the mid-19th century that lobster trapping became popular. . . 5. Lobsters have teeth in their stomachs. . . . #lobster #lobsterfacts #blue #ocean #oceanfacts #blueskies #nature #beautifulblue #vsco #vscoocean #naturephotography #pnw #pacificnorthwest #explore #explorepnw #adventuretime #traveldiaries #kristinaelayne #kristinaelaynephotography

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