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Green sea turtles would be extinct if not for the Endangered Species Act. Tell Congress to save the ESA from extinction, before it's too late. Follow the link in our bio to add your name now #StopExtinction
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📸: OCEANA / Eduardo Sorensen #ocean #turtles #takeaction #tuesday #turtletuesday #turtle

Take a look at the hawksbill sea turtle on this #TurtleTuesday. The hawksbill turtle gets it common name from the shape of its curved, pointed beak, which resembles that of a bird of prey. They use this beak to feed on sponges and other invertebrates growing on coral reefs. Hawksbill turtles are less migratory and more reef-associated than other species of sea turtles.
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🎥: Shutterstock #ocean #turtle #turtles #tuesday

The brown pelican is a common seabird found throughout the Americas and is an iconic symbol of the Gulf of Mexico, the basin with the largest population of this species. The brown pelican’s body is of course brown, but the head coloration is somewhat variable – often including red, yellow, orange, or white.
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📸: TPCImagery - Mike Jackson #ocean #oceans #birds #birdsofinstagram #pelican #pelicans

Mile-long drift gillnets snare, injure and kill large migratory ocean animals, including bottlenose dolphins, endangered fin whales and leatherback sea turtles. Buoy gear is proven to reduce bycatch while still effectively targeting swordfish off the West Coast. We must act fast to take advantage of this opportunity to phase out #California swordfish drift gillnets once and for all. Follow the link in our bio to tell your senator to support S. 2773 to end the use of drift gillnets in waters off California and protect at-risk species from being killed.
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📸: David Litman #ocean #whale #takeaction

The titan triggerfish can be found in lagoons and at reefs in most of the Indo-Pacific. With a length of up to 30 inches, it is the largest species of triggerfish in its range.
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📸: Rich Carey #ocean #fish #fishes #fishing

Happy #ManateeMonday! 😘 Did you know that manatees have extraordinary breathing behaviors and can hold their breath for up to 20 minutes underwater?
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📸: Gary Powell #ocean #oceans #manatees #manatee #cuteanimals #monday

Everybody needs somebody to lean on. 💙 Tag your best friend in the comments! ⬇️
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Photo: JeremyRichards #ocean #oceans #cute #seals #bffs #cuteanimals #babyanimals

Right now, Secretary Zinke and President #Trump are working to allow dangerous offshore drilling in the Arctic’s Beaufort Sea. We can’t allow them to destroy vital protections for the Arctic Ocean and the belugas that depend on it. With the May 30 comment deadline approaching fast, we desperately need 50,000 of you to submit a comment so the government knows we’re watching – Can you add your voice now? Do so by following the link in our bio.
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Photo: NOAA / Heather Ziel #ocean #takeaction

Do you wanna build a snowman? This little polar bear looks like it's ready to! One of the polar bear's adaptations is the very large size of its feet, useful for walking across snow and for swimming. Adult male polar bears reach weights over 1500 pounds!
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📸: AndreAnita #polarbear #bear #cute #cubs #cub #sunday #cuteanimals #babyanimals #marinelife #ocean #oceans

This baby sea turtle is off to great places! Did you know that many species of sea turtles travel extremely long distances during their lifetime? Learn more about your favorite sea turtles by visiting our marine encyclopedia - OCEANA.ORG/MARINE-LIFE.
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📸: Kjersti Joergensen #ocean #seaturtle

Hourglass dolphins swim where few other cetaceans go, in the cold waters surrounding Antarctica. This species will frequent waters as cold as -0.3 degrees Celsius, or about 31 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Lomvi2

"How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean." - Arthur C. Clarke
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📸: Kjersti Joergensen #ocean #oceans #photography #nature #quote #quotes #inspiration #whale #whales

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