Mahalo @lisli_ for coming out with us to see for herself what sharks are really like! Mahalo for speaking up for sharks and sharing your experience 💙🦈
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Sharks are the most polite apex predator. What other animal top of the food chain will let you cruise around with them in their space? They get such a bad rap, mainly due to mainstream media and the language used to reflect their behaviour. They’re always “lurking,” “stalking” or “targeting.” No wonder we grow up with such a twisted perception of these beauties. What’s scarier than an ocean with sharks? An ocean without them. 🦈💙 If you’re ever in Oahu, check out @oneoceandiving and #saveouroceans
Want to learn more about sharks or adoption visit our website: OneOceanDiving.com & JOIN US in the water in #Hawaii on #Oahu ’s #NorthShore to #SwimWithSharks and #DiveWithSharksInHawaii with a @OneOceanDiving trained #MarineBiologist / #SharkSafetyDiver Check out our #Shark and #MarineResearch @OneOceanResearch and our outreach program @OneOceanEducation #LearnAboutSharks and our Non-Profit @WaterInspired conservation group and Founders: @Juansharks and @oceanramsey
Want to join the team? Become a @OneOceanGlobal Ambassador Looking to support in other ways? Check out our not-for-profit marine conservation awareness apparel and gifts @OneOceanDesigns or at OneOceanDesigns.Com
Mahalo and Thank you for Supporting
I’ve had the most magic time in Sri Lanka with the @oceanswellorg team, from blue whale babies breaching, to pilot whales spy hopping, to following sneaky brydes whales and hanging over the bow with the dolphins, everything has been incredible. Thank you so much @ashadevos for being such an inspiration the last few weeks, and @laura.j.howes and @ramonastephen for being the best fellow interns a girl could ask for.
I’m going to miss eating multiple packets of biscuits a day on the boat with you guys (and the whales of course)
When people think of the plastic problem in our oceans, images of turtles caught in six-pack rings or with straws up their noses often come to mind. While there is no doubt that large pieces of plastic in the oceans is a huge problem, there is a plastic silent killer that is doing just as much damage: microplastics. These are tiny pieces of plastic less than 5 mm in diameter (NOAA). They are either broken up pieces of what was once larger pieces of plastic or plastic particles from cosmetic or cleaning products. These tiny pieces of plastic pose a major threat to large filter feeders such as whale sharks, basking sharks, manta rays, and baleen whales. When filter feeders feed, they filter large amounts of water to get to all the yummy little foods like plankton or krill. When they filter large amounts of water, they often consume the microplastics that are in the water. Studies show that manta rays can be ingesting 40-90 pieces of microplastic per hour of surface feeding (MMF). Research analyzing the exact effects of microplastic consumption on megafauna is still ongoing. While microplastics have been polluting our oceans for over 50 years, they have gone under the radar due to their tiny size (NOAA). Research does show, however, that the consumption of microplastics does release harmful toxins in the bodies of these animals (Germanov, 2018).
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Photo by @keiko_conservation
The only place a shark fin belongs is on a shark! (Well, unless it's made of wood, then it belongs on your wall 😉)
Thanks to rigorous campaigning by activists and celebrities, consumption of shark fin soup in China has decreased by as much as 80% over the last 7 years!
But the battle to save sharks still rages on, as demand for shark fins has increased in other Asian countries (including Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia), where awareness remains low. Hence the continued need to educate, advocate, and spread awareness!
Pyrography and acrylic paint on hand-carved, life-size birch wood fin
Reclaimed pallet wood frame
#saveourshores is the type of cause I’d always get behind. Anything that will raise awareness about protecting the marine environment whether it be in California, Marshall Islands or Iceland count me in 🌊
You can help this cause too just grab a shirt or cap like mine from @pointbreakapparel and get 20% off with my code JASMINNIE20
We hope for a future where climate change is no longer a threat. For a future where the ocean is healthy and wildlife flourishes. At 8:30, turn off the lights to signal your commitment to being part of the solution.
Pucusana is one of the best places to learn diving in Peru: Swell protected beaches, clear waters and great biodiodiversity composition. However, pollution and uncrontrobable fishing is changing the marine ecosystem, making the experience more and more concerning.
Today March 24th at 8:30pm #earthhour commences. At 8:30 pm, turn off your nonessential lights and join the millions of people, cities and countries whom have already participated. The United States is second in consuming the most electricity just short of China. The US uses fossil fuels to produce 70% of its electricity. By turning your lights off you acknowledge that humans need to utilize and obtain energy that is not only more efficient but sustainable and ecosystem-friendly. I post a picture of this adorable baby Olive Ridley Sea Turtle because baby sea turtles use the moon’s light as a way to orientate themselves towards the ocean when emerging from the sand. Too much artificial light from humans has caused many of these turtles to disorient towards human settlement into places like busy traffic and sewer grates. Turn off your lights for #earthhour2018 and to let these little turtles find their way to the ocean tonight #sustainableenergy#solar#wind#water#avatar#oceanconservation#seaturtleconservation#baliseaturtlesociety 🌎🐢🌎
The ocean and all the life in it mean so much to me and it is heartbreaking to see what human impacts on the earth and pollution are doing to it 😢 I hope that the research we do as marine biologists, scientists and conservationists helps at least a little to provide a better future for the life in the sea 🐟
It's wonderful to see a difference in our first ellie patient of 2018. She is a big-eyed beauty and a quick learner who is already eating whole fish in the pool. She came in at 66 pounds and was very tiny after stranding on the beach in Santa Monica. Thanks to @marineanimalrescue_la for bringing her in and letting us share her stranding photo. It's that time of year so if you see a stranded seal or sea lion in LA County, please keep your distance and call MAR at 1-800-39-WHALE for observation and/or rescue. Thank you!
TIE DYE // Did you know that our printed suits are made from a rad Italian fabric that takes ghost fishing nets out of the ocean and turns them into regenerated nylon? Check out the inspiration & story behind our tie dye print on our inspire page on the website!!
Say no to the #KinderMorgan Pipeline expansion! Important info from @pacificwild!
"12 years ago the flagship of the B.C. ferry fleet, the Queen of the North, ran into Gil Island. In less than an hour it sank, killing two passengers. To this day, residents of #HartleyBay remain concerned about the health of their clam beds, seaweed and other important food sources. This shipping disaster is a reminder that even the best technology, shipping standards, and training cannot avert human-caused disasters. Yet the Canadian government continues to approve #pipeline projects such as Trans Mountain’s #KinderMorgan pipeline expansion in spite of the lessons learned while also ignoring the risk of irreparable damage to the #SalishSea marine ecosystem including Canada’s most endangered marine mammal, the southern resident killer whales. If the pipeline expansion project proceeds and an oil spill occurs, the resulting environmental disaster would dwarf the #ExxonValdez , changing Pacific coast ecosystems for generations to come.
Head to (@pacificwild's) Instagram Story to view *breaking news* of two #federal politicians that have been arrested at the pipeline protest to
Video footage: @iantmcallister @350org Video edit: @lindsaymariestewart"