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Two apex predators stalking their prey 😮
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#DidYouKnow Great White Sharks do not have eyelids, instead their eyes roll back into their heads to protect them from damage when attacking prey! 🦈👀
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Curious fact: The way loggerhead turtles feed on their hard-shelled prey recycles important nutrients and keeps ocean floor sediments in balance. Loggerhead turtles carry colonies of small plants and animals on their shells which serve as important habitat themselves. As many as 100 species of animals and plants have been recorded living on one single loggerhead turtle.

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Tell us something that's got you jumping for joy this Saturday! (Although, these #spinnerdolphins don't mind what day it is.) .
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#saltlife #dolphins #instanature #marinemammals #marinewildlife #blueplanet2

Guys, Where are all the Orcas ?😱
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incredible shot by @aasjord_photo
#orca #orcas #killerwhale #whale #dolphin

Very fun inshore bottlenose dolphin! Seeing them in the wild where they live an extra 30-40 years compared to captivity are absolutely amazing to watch! Typically the inshore bottlenose travel in very small pods and stay within a half mile of the beach. The other type is the offshore bottlenose which travel in larger pods and are never seen that close to the beach
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"Breach!"
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By Alex Kydd @alexkyddphoto - Eagle ray breach! I recently witnessed this eagle ray breaching whilst out with @ningaloomarineinteractions. He/she looked to be attempting to remove something that was causing it quite a discomfort! Probably a remora from what we could see in the photos? You can see in the footage its rubbing its face and body into the sand. Amazing to witness it from above and below 🦇 .
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Unlike their stingray relatives, Eagle Rays have a pronounced head with a snout, and eyes on the side of the head. These rays are beautifully marked, with a black, dark brown or dark gray with a bare white underside. Spotted Eagle Rays have rings or spots on their backside. These markings along the dorsum are individually specific and can be used as natural “tags” by scientists. Eagle Rays have a long thin tail with up to 7 barbed spines at the base. Wingspan in Bermudian rays generally ranges from 1.2 m (4 feet) to a maximum of about 2 m (6.5 feet). Feeding rays often leave craters in the sand as they submerse their large heads and excavate buried prey. They dig up molluscs like Calico and Ark Clams and larger individuals will even occasionally crack through a Conch. The mouth is located on the underside of the head. Eagle Rays do not have typical teeth; instead they have hardened dental plates in the upper and lower jaws, which they use for grinding and crushing mollusc shells.

Occasionally Eagle Rays can be seen jumping out of the water. The reason they do this remains a mystery. Scientists speculate that leaping rays may be females trying to avoid unwanted male attention, or they may do it to shake off parasites or remoras. They may also perform these noisy belly-flops just for fun.
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#Conservation #Education #Research #OceanOptimism🌊 #OneOceanGlobal🌏 #EagleRay #Breach

The blobfish is a deep sea fish of the family Psychrolutidae. It inhabits the deep waters off the coasts of mainland Australia and Tasmania, as well as the waters of New Zealand. Blobfish are typically shorter than 30 cm
Scientific name: Psychrolutes marcidus
Did you know: The flesh of the blobfish is primarily a gelatinous mass with a density slightly less than water; this allows the fish to float above the sea floor without expending energy on swimming.

Starfish in time lapse via @OceanX. Follow them as they explore our oceans and bring them back to the world. #oceanx

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