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Blue Latitudes  Ocean Conservationists in search of silver linings in our ocean | SCUBAPRO Deep Elite & PADI Ambassadors | Join the adventure on YouTube: ScienceSeaTV

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Super cool photo burst series of Palometa also known as Pompano feeding alongside @beanonaboat 's boat in the #Bahamas #bluelatitudes #r2r





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The famous #garibaldi - the #california state fish. Much of the work of raising babies is handled by the male. Upon becoming an adult, a male garibaldi picks out a promising stretch of reef where he will live for the rest of his life.
Each March, the males work tirelessly to tidy their nest areas, by removing debris, carrying away sea stars or urchins that wander along, and biting away all the plant growth except for a few species of red algae. These he trims so they're about an inch long—perfect places for thousands of eggs to rest. #bluelatitudes #catalina #longbeach #emeraldbay #funfact #kelp #r2r





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Two tires, ocean junk, or Blacktip Grouper habitat? What do you see? We definitely see Friday! Thanks for the fish ID @clairegonzo93 !! Photo by @kyle.mcb from our #malaysia expedition beneath the #seaventures platform•





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Welcome home! Most #artificialreefs exist because a man-made thing ends up on the sea-bed usually in some chaotic and random manner. 'Designing’ an artificial reef is a different concept altogether.

The artificial reefs at #Kapalai are ornate and quite large. There are lots of different components, attracting differing kinds of marine organisms. Photo by @kyle.mcb




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Speaking at the San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard Release Party with #imperialbeach mayor @serge4ibmayor - super cool imitative, the San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard measures and benchmarks environmental and economic trends throughout the region tracking a central theme: Is our quality of life improving? Check it out at http://energycenter.org/equinox/dashboard #sandiego #bluelatitudes #r2r





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Eyes up, fins out! We're halfway to the weekend- who has plans to dive this Fourth of July!? Photo by @kyle.mcb from our #Malaysia expedition in #march





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Take a look at that structure 👀 the height and complexity associated with oil platform structures are part of the reason they make such excellent artificial reefs. Platform #Ellen off of #longbeach shot by @kyle.mcb #bluelatitudes #r2r





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A giant sea star (Pisaster giganteus)makes its home on the legs of platform #eureka off of Long Beach. Though typically found closer to shore, California's platforms offer a unique habitat for this #echinoderm to make its home close to the surface. Photo by @kyle.mcb #bluelatitudes #r2r





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