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Great white sharks are known to be highly migratory, with individuals making long migrations every year. In the eastern Pacific Ocean, great whites regularly migrate between Mexico and Hawaii. In other ocean basins, individuals may migrate even longer distances. Like in many highly migratory species, the very largest individuals are female.
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📸: Flickr user Lwp Kommunikáció #ocean #oceans #shark #sharks #nature


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Experts predict that 99% of seabird species will have ingested plastic by 2050, the result of which can be death. It's time to #BreakFreeFromPlastic, before it's too late. Follow the link in our bio to learn more.
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📸: Kristian Bell
📸: Unkas Photo #ocean #oceans #takeaction #birds #seabirds #plastic #plastics


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Dance it out! This blue-footed booby is ready to bust a move. Blue-footed boobies are known for their courtship behaviors, where males dance very specific movements to attract females. Once a female selects a male, the pair remains monogamous for at least that breeding season.
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📸: Mariko Yuki #ocean #oceans #bird #birds #cute #funny #nature


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Cephalopods play important roles in maintaining healthy ocean systems. Learn fun facts about how you can help protect your favorite cephalopods by visiting our marine encyclopedia: OCEANA.ORG/MARINE-LIFE.
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📸: OCEANA / Eduardo Sorensen #ocean #oceans #octopus #octopuses #marinelife


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The steller sea lion is the largest sea lion and largest of all the eared seals, with males reaching 2200 pounds!
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📸: Shutterstock #ocean #oceans #sealion #cute #cuteanimals #nature


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Southern Resident Orcas are on the brink of extinction. With Chinook salmon, their primary food source, depleted, these whales are starving. Only 75 individuals remain, and nearly 70 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. We know what needs to be done to save Southern Residents from the brink of extinction, and we can’t do it without you. Tell the Southern Resident Orca Recovery Task Force to adopt effective, ecosystem-based measures to save Southern Resident orcas from extinction. (LINK IN BIO)
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📸: NOAA #ocean #oceans #orca #orcas #takeaction #stopextinction


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Whose hand do you wanna hold on this lovely #SeabirdSaturday? When it comes to breeding and nesting, gentoo penguins have been dubbed one of the more romantic seabirds in the animal kingdom.
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📸: Nuki Sharir #ocean #oceans #seabird #seabirds #bird #birds #love #saturday #lovebirds #nature


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That #FridayFeeling.
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📸: GUDKOV ANDREY #ocean #oceans #ray #rays #friday #mood


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Add your name now to #DefendMarineMammals by following the link in our bio. The changes proposed in a new bill could devastate populations of whales, dolphins, seals, manatees and other marine mammals, risk ocean health, and reverse years of ocean conservation. We must speak up for whales and other marine mammals now. Tell your member of Congress to defend whales, dolphins and other marine mammals by rejecting all proposed changes to the MMPA.
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📸: Shutterstock #ocean #oceans #dolphin #dolphins #takeaction


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Smile, it's #Friday! Named for the shape of its head, which when observed from above resembles a cow’s nose, the cownose ray is a moderately sized ray native to the western Atlantic Ocean.
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📸: Josef Gelernter #ocean #oceans #smile #fridays


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Happy #FishyFriday from the ocean sunfish! The ocean sunfish is a very large, oddly shaped fish that gets its name from his habit of floating on its side, at the sea surface, warming itself in the sun. It is the heaviest bony fish in the world, reaching weights of up to 5100 pounds and the distance from the top of the dorsal to the bottom of the anal fin can be as much as 14 feet.
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📸: Shutterstock / wildestanimal #ocean #oceans #fish #fishes #friday #fishy #nature


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Killer whales are not true whales. They are very large dolphins, reaching lengths of 33 feet and weights of at least 22,000 pounds. Killer whales and other dolphins are thought to be some of the smartest animals on the planet.
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📸: Shutterstock #ocean #oceans #whale #whales #dolphin #dolphins #orca #orcas #nature #mood


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