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Nudibranchs are hermaphrodites! That’s right, each one is simultaneously a male and a female – they possess reproductive organs of both sexes. While mating they fertilize each other, although a nudibranch cannot fertilize itself. They then both lay eggs in a beautiful spiral It isn't all peace&love though 😉 Cannibalism exists in the nudibranch world. Some species eat other nudibranchs, as well as nudibranchs of their own species! nudibranch olympus macro macrophotography smallcreatures scubadiving marinelife underwater uwphotography ocean healthyoceans chromafusion nakedgills bouncing picsoftheday nature animals underwaterworld bangers natureisawesome macrodiving hermafrodita cannibalism australia portphillipbay melbourne_insta waterlife morningtonpeninsula portsea piers

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Can you take a guess at what the closest LIVING relatives to the elephant is? Can you believe it … it is the Hyrax! The hyrax might be known as the ‘Rock Rabbit’ due to their rodent like appearance but despite this, they are thought (with some controversy in the scientific community) to be most closely related to much larger animals including the Elephant. 🐘 The two have loads of similarities; from reproductive characteristics, to similar hoof-like nails. In fact, both elephants and hyrax’s tusks are unique compared to other tusked animals as they develop from their incisors rather than their canines. 🐘 The hyrax and elephant also share some DNA sequences; recently it was discovered that both species have ‘charged myogoblin’, which bind oxygen more strongly and is associated with diving behaviour in aquatic and partially aquatic animals. This suggests that they both may have evolved from a common aquatic ancestor, despite their current terrestrial lifestyles! Which brings us to the other closest living relevant of the elephant The dugong! Isn't evolution marvellous! asianelephant hyrax dungong evolution animalancestors wildlife charlesdarwin animalfamily animalfamilies elephant rockhyrax marinelife

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What’s in a name? After I found this bright orange nudi trucking along at a high speed on some shallow coral last month it took a while to determine the species. After emailing a friend who is far better than I at IDing nudis , and she emailed friends we finally narrowed it down to pleurobranchus evelinae. Though apparently that’s not 100% correct either as it was determined a couple of years back that evelinae was not a separate species and technically just a color variation of pleurobranchus areolatus. Man, taxonomy is hard enough without changing species left and right. underwaterphotography macrophotography diving scuba scubadiving sealife nudibranch seaslug sluglife marinelife coralreef nudi grandcayman uwphotography wildlifephotography sonya6300 nauticam uwphotography divecayman scubalife uwphoto underwaterphoto Caribbean underwatermacrophotography underwatermacro

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OUR SOLUTION FOR MARINE POLLUTION LittaTrap. The LittaTrap is a simple and effective solution to stop PLASTIC and LITTER reaching our waterways. The LittaTrap simply sits inside the stormwater drain and catches plastic and litter caught up in the stormwater runoff BEFORE it can reach our rivers, lakes and oceans. Please share or tag any business/people that may not know about our product that should! The more LittaTrap’s we have in stormwater basins the more plastic we stop getting into our precious oceans and lakes!

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STRAW WARS. I’m admittedly a straw user. Plastic straws have become a symbol of plastic’s horrific effects on the environment, causing pollution and damage during its entire lifespan🐠🐳 Recently, many restaurants and even entire cities have pledged to ban ❌plastic straws, swapping with paper🗒or bamboo🎋. While a good step, I personally don’t like the texture of paper straws.😝 In comes the stainless steel straw! They are reasonably priced, eco friendly, reusable, easy to clean, and keep your bevvie cold all the way to your lips.♻️ I just ordered a multipack on amazon so I’ll be packing in my purse and in my beach bag for spring break.🍹🥤 If you are a straw user too, I will have extras, so LMK and I am HAPPY to gift you one from my multi pack marinelife stainlesssteelstraw beverage beachbag springbreak makeithappen

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igrannapp from vegan.remi.2.22: If you don’t like this picture or feel like it’s “judgy”, ask yourself why you are experiencing this discomfort. All animals want to live. ————————————————————— “Well, we have a choice!” Ask yourself, is it a choice if a victim is involved? The victim is the animal on your plate that had no choice whatsoever. Humans have never had as many food options, choices and avenues to take with eating than ever before. Take that into consideration before paying for this kind of misery and death. ————————————————————— All living beings desire to live. At the end of the day, we take the only thing that’s truly theirs: Their life. -————————————————————— life bostonbutt vegan govegan hotdogs bacon pork cancer diabetes milk cheese plantbased goplantbased pig pigs sausage dairy beef charcuterie chickennuggets ham friedchicken protein chickenwings veal hamburger vegetarian chooselife marinelife pizza

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Checking the reef itself…it might be more than just ‘reef’ ~ Hello lil Stone Fish 👋 easily identified by its exaggerated down-turned grumpy expression! Be careful, this guy has a row of sharp spines which it uses in a case of a danger and can easily pierce your foot if you step on it by accident. Welcome to the world of camouflage 🧐 ••••• maldiversdc maldivers visitmaldives oceanworld amazingocean marinelife scubadive scubadiving maldives realdiving iamssi ssimaldives maalhos eelteam sunnysideoflife tauchen plongée buceo дайвинг baa_atoll divingmaldives stonefish grumpyface camoflauge saveouroceans olympustg4

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The sea is the heart of our planet 💙 And we're all tied to it. Our world's oceans provide us with oxygen, food, and a stable climate. It's in our best interest to protect healthy oceans. PlasticFreeBarbados MondayMotivation 📷: brian_yuri

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Laying face to face with and adult Cow-tail Stingray. This one would have measured just over 1.5m across. Full size they measure 3m long and 1.8m across. I was very cautious as I made my way over the top of it to avoid disturbing it or worse come in contact with it's barb on the off chance it had of struck me with it's tail. cowtailstingray diving scubadiving amazing marinelife beautiful fish sharks photooftheday photographer photography olympusinspired olumpusau olympusomd oceanphotography explore underwaterphotography ocean sleeping julianrocks underwateradventures byronbay wildlife stingray gentlegiant resting

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It may seem that Mr. Dolphin 🐬has decided to go to his local supermarket and buy some fish. Sadly this is not the case. By using a cotton shopping bag, you can reuse it hundreds of times and when you don't meed it anymore, it's biodegradable. Tag your friends to raise awareness! stopplasticpollution plasticfree marinelife

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Cheers to the unexpected moments of life 🥂⁣ 'When I came across these cuttlefish eggs, I watched the animals moving inside. Imagine my excitement as this one inked and popped out! 🦑 Swimming into Monday dreaming of the seasending oceans of love to the world'. This magic happened on the house reef atlantisdiveresorts ⁣ 🎥 anniecrawley_oceanannie and Atlantis ImageMaker Annie Crawley⁣🥂🥂🥂⁣ cephalopod explore discover oceans underwaterphotography underwatervideo photography video lovetheocean ocean canon diving canonglobal canonusa nauticam scuba scubadiving diving cuttlefish marinelife underwater underwaterlife broadclubcuttlefish cephalopods everythingisbetterunderwater divephilippines atlantisphilippines diveresort atlantisimagemaker

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For lovers of the water, sustainability, and wellness, Six Senses Laamu is a paradise destination, and Wayajers can receive 30% their stay until April 20, 2019! 🌊 Located just 5 degrees north of the Equator in Maldives, the resort is set in a lagoon where dolphins swim along the shoreline and guests stay in beautiful villas. 🐬 Guests can go diving, snorkeling, and surfing, or sunbathe on the beach. 🌴 The spa is situated right on the shoreline, where they use holistic therapies to promote wellness and relaxation. 🍃 Hungry? Thirsty? sixsenseslaamu boasts six bars and restaurants, some set right over the water! ⚓️ Six Senses focuses on self-sufficiency and zero waste. They make sure the coral reefs are protected and free from pollution, rescue sea turtles, and make donations to sustainable development projects in the local community. Six Senses conserves energy and water, and has an aquaponics system. In their organic garden, they grow organic herbs, vegetables, lettuce, microgreens and sprouts. While staying at this eco-friendly destination, guests can swim with reef sharks, manta rays, and colorful fish, and can even watch turtles hatch and crawl to the sea! To find out more, download Wayaj today! spa wellness coralreefs turtles turtlehatch mantarays reefsharks marinelife organicfarm organicgarden maldives equator lagoon diving snorkeling surfing swimming sunbathe beach tropical   sustainable sustainabletravel earthfriendlytravel sustainabletourism ecofriendly appstore googleplay startup

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PSA - Saipan has WWII wrecks, beautiful caves and great conditions. Also, thank you to yanai1975 for being a wonderful dive guide and photographer!⠀ Amazing 📷 by danielle_eaks01⠀⠀ 📍 Saipan⠀⠀ ———————————————⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tag your photos Spotmydive to be featured ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ———————————————⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ adventure water traveling beautiful sealife ilovediving divers divingtrip traveltheworld swimming instagood beach like caribbean divingday marinelife paradise amazing apnea travelgram wanderlust island wreck blue underwaterpics freediving wildlife naturephotography saipan

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Happy marinelife Monday y’all Thought I’d share a dope creature with you all to make the beginning of your week a little bit less boring 🐠🌊 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This cute frogfish was captured by my friend fabpilkington. Frogfish are super difficult to see under the water because of their amazing camouflage! They are considered one of the most complicated, efficient examples of aggressive mimicry. I remember my first intro reef dive at marineconservationphilippines where junes was showing me a frogfish and I had NO idea what I was looking at, I thought she was just pointing at a rock! Unlike the quick-adapting chameleon, it takes several weeks for the frogfish to change its color.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Motionless 90% of the time, these carnivorous fish have the fastest known prey engulfment of any vertebrate (DAMSL, 2016). They can be found almost anywhere; more commonly in tropical and subtropical areas, but some species are also seen in temperate waters. They’ve even been able to turn white to blend in with bleached corals (New Scientist, 2016). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you find yourself bored today, google these guys! There are over 40 known species of frogfish worldwide and are such cool little creatures with all different shapes, sizes and colorations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ marineconservation science frogfish marinelife philippines southeastasia scubadiving girlsthatscuba girlsthattechdive marinebiology macro underwaterphotography lifeunderwater saltyatheart ocean blueplanet

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A HUGE thank you to all who joined us for our Run/Walk for the Ocean. More than 300 were running/walking and a good number were beach cleaning afterwards. It was a lovely sunny day with optimism, enthusiasm and will power to make this a successful event where all got together to get the message out: We must protect and save the ocean! We thank our ambassador paula_radcliffe for her dedicated support and we thank our T-shirts sponsors: 2pm_management and Levmet Monaco for their generous donation. We also thank Uexpress for donation water and bars and columbusmchotel for donating eco cups. We thank villedementon for authorization and providing banner, tea/coffee/ trashbans/gloves. We also thank monaco_info and nice_matin for their continuous support. 🐳🐳🐳 theanimalfund climatechange plasticfree pollution 🌊 savetheocean ocean whale marinelife dolphin running marathon walk menton 1km 4km fortheoceans together thankyou protection protecttheocean

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Wave your slate in the air like you just don't care! Last week REEF hosted the Georgia State University's Marine Science Field Class down in Key Largo, FL. This group of enthusiastic students spent the week in the Keys learning about local ecology, fish, and invertebrate identification. Then they got to practice their surveying through snorkeling trips each day and finished off their trip becoming official REEF Level 2 Surveyors! fieldtrip snorkeling snorkelsurveys snorkelingthatcounts volunteerfishsurveyproject citizenscience collegegroups surveyslate volunteers protectwhatyoulove conservation marineconservation sealife underwater marinelife underwaterclassroom

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One of the most dangerous fish while diving, the titan triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens), specially when females are nesting. Triggerfish are very territorial and attack divers very often. This one was actually sleeping on a wreck at night and got a mouth cleaning that's why I could get so close safely😅⁣ ⁣ •⁣ ⁣ ocean sealife scubaphoto oceanconservation dive ダイビング buceo scubadiving divingpassport underwaterlicious plongee дайвинг 水中写真 scubadivingaddicts underwaterlife marinelife tauchen underwaterphotography padi instadive diving_photography scubadiving scuba diving diveintolife uwphotography underwaterworld natgeowild maldives triggerfish

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🌊 Take a swim with me For 60 seconds 🌊 (watch until the end!) ~ After returning from one of the best weekends away at heronisland with rachel_nyechart and reddawg_charters I am still in shock. I was amazed by how much life is under the heronisland jetty. I have seen shovelnose rays before, and a whiptailray guitarshark eagleray cowtailray bigeyetrevally and countless other beautiful fish species, but I have never seen so many of each species crammed together in such a small area, allowing me to get a ridiculous “GoPro style” swimming shot like this and the grand finale with approx 20 eagle rays just casually swimming around. Underwater heaven. Expect to see a lot more posts form this insane place very soon Shot with the sony a6500 and housing from fantasea_line

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😵🌊 Who would dive here? This is super freaky! Don’t worry it’s an art installation in the USA! Tag a friend and scare them. -⁣ Get to know what's in our oceans with ourbluemess⁣ For our oceans!⁣ -⁣ 📷 All credit goes to original photographer nickanorfleet ⁣ -⁣ saveourbeach ocean oceanlove saveourseas oceanlife marineconservation conservation underwater underwaterphotography makeadifference hawaii saveouroceans nomoreplastic saveourplanet savetheocean oceanoptimism bethechange whalewatching whale wildlife nature sealife beachlife marinebiology scuba scubadiving scubalife marinelife deepsea naturephotography

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SAY CHEESE! This beautiful flatworm, about 1.5in, was in Daryl Laot. It seemed to be smiling at me but it was actually trying to reach out for some algae. The flatworm is often mistaken for a nudibranch but the flatworm has no rhinopores, or what looks like horns for nudibranchs. An interesting trivia on flatworms: when stressed, their body easily breaks apart.  But no worries! They have the ability to regenerate the part it lost!  The injured part  grows back as if nothing happened. If it gets cut in half, each half can regenerate into a full flatworm resulting  to 2 new whole living flatworms. Now, isn't that a neat trick!?!? flatworm smile regenerate superpowers marinelife wildlife underwatermacrophotography orange coralreef daryllaot anilao sony90mmlens sonya7riiinstagram sonya7riiphotos sonyphotographer seacam padoyfajermo

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"I prefer living in color" david_hockney > Forever green for the big blue 💚💙 divehack

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The unique island of Constance Tsarabanjina, Madagascar is featured by mic as one of the six of the best vacation destinations for Scuba diving. ~~ Tsarabanjina is a quaint all-inclusive island just off the island of Nosy Be, Madagascar, with just 25 beach villas. ~~ fly_airlink fly direct from Johannesburg to Nosy Be, and there is an easy road and boat transfer to the island. ~~ The diving is excellent, and they offer night diving too. Diving is supplied by Akio Diving. ~~ Some of the sea creatures you will encounter include turtles, jackfishes, crocodile fishes, scorpion fishes, balloon fishes, grey and white-tip sharks, giant moray eels and stingrays. ~~ 📸 by constancehotels africansynergy constancetsarabanjina tsarabanjina madagascar madagascar diving scubadiving scuba underwaterphotography underwater underwater_world_ marinebiology marinelife indianocean honeymoondestination divingholiday Constance Hotels & Resorts

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posting later, anyone want a dt

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Diving's like sexthe first time you try you are nervous but it's still the best thing you've ever tried; the more you do it, the better it gets; as you do it with more people, you learn new techniques; with experience you can do it longer and deeper. If you enjoy sex, you'll love diving. 🤪👌 📸 cherrychanuwp scubadiving diving scuba underwater divelife underwaterphotography ocean sea padi dive uwphotography diver underwaterworld marinelife scubadive underwaterphoto scubadiver sealife water photooftheday uwphoto scubalife girlsthatscuba islandlife

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Shark species are increasingly becoming threatened 💣because of commercial and recreational fishing pressures, the impact of non-shark fisheries on the seabed and shark prey species, and other habitat alterations such as damage and loss from coastal development and marine pollution.🦈 Rising demands 📈for shark products has increased pressure on shark fisheries, but little monitoring or management occurs of most fisheries. Major declines📉 in shark stocks have been recorded over the past few decades; some species had declined over 90% and population declines of 70% were not unusual by 1998.🦈 In particular, harvesting sharks before they reproduce severely impacts future populations. Sharks generally reach sexual maturity only after many years and produce few offspring in comparison to other fish species. Conservationists estimate that up to 100 million sharks are killed by commercial and recreational fishing every year. OMG 😡😬Sharks are often killed for shark fin soup, which some Asian countries regard as a status symbol. Fishermen capture live sharks, fin them, and dump the finless animal back into the water to die from suffocation or predators.OMG 😬🤢😡 Sharks are also killed for their flesh in Europe and elsewhere. The 2007 film "Sharkwater"🎥 documents ways in which sharks are being hunted to extinction. In 2009, the IUCN Shark Specialist Group reported on the conservation status of pelagic(open water) sharks and rays. They found that over half the pelagic sharks targeted by high-seas fisheries were threatened with extinction.🔖 In 2010, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) rejected proposals from the United States and Palau that would have required countries to strictly regulate trade in several species of hammerhead, oceanic whitetip and dogfish sharks. 📑📃The majority, but not the required two-thirds of voting delegates, approved the proposal. China, by far the world's largest shark consumer,💰💰💰 and Japan, which battles all attempts to extend the Convention's protections to marine species, led the opposition. In 2013, CITES member nations overcame the continued opposition led by China and Japan,

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Looking at how they can squeeze into small holes, i hereby declare octopuses are liquid. oceanlifedaily