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Flossy Barraud  MSc Marine Environmental Management 🐠🦈 🐳🌞 currently working as a marine biology intern in the Maldives πŸŒπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

This is Rosie. Rosie is a juvenile hawksbill turtle who has recently taken a liking to our reef. She is cheeky & curious and oh yes she is named after my sister @rosiebarraud who is coming to see me next week! Hopefully 🐒Rosie can meet πŸ‘©Rosie 😊😊😊😊😊
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#hawksbillturtle #turtle #seaturtle #rosie #photoid #cute #beautiful #coral #reef #maldives #marinebiologist #olympustg5 #underwater #freedive #dive #research #ooreethirah

Surprise swim with bottlenose dolphins wild & free. The only way it should ever be 🐬
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#dolphins #bottlenosedolphin #cetacean #pod #cute #amazing #thanksbutnotanks #anticaptivity #wild #free #love #beautiful #ocean #underwater #freedive #dive #olympustg5 #maldives
#marinebiologist

"I'd like to be under the sea
In an octopus's garden in the shade
He'd let us in, knows where we've been
In his octopus's garden in the shade..."
- 🎢 The Beatles .
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#octopus #cephalopod #amazing #underthesea #coralreef #reef #freedive #camouflage #beatles #underwater #love #beautiful #ocean #marinebiologist #maldives

After a couple of weeks of minimal manta sightings, eight of these beauties surprised us as Rasfari #cleaningstation yesterday - 5 large mature females and 3 juvenile males! Here, a guest is dwarfed by one of the inquisitive females
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#manta #mantaray #rays #snorkel #freedive #love #underwater #marinebiologist #maldives #olympustg5 #travel #dive #mantas #oneandonly

My weird & wonderful mantas have gone wandering 🌬 In the Maldives, reef manta rays spend time on the western sides of atolls during the North East monsoon, where large quantities of zooplankton accumulates. The mantas migrate to the eastern sides of atolls for South West monsoon, following the food. Our mantas are making the move and have left us western atollers feeling manta-mournful. Until next time my magical carpet flappy friends πŸ‘‹ it was a pleasure as always.
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#mantaray #mantas #coralreef #maldives #monsoon #ooreethirah #underwater #dive #freedive #marinebiologist #olympustg5 #love #beautiful #rays

Close your eyes... take a deep breath... and dive. Feel the ocean envelop you as you glide towards the seafloor. You are lucky to be allowed under it's spell for even a minute. You are home. 🌊 -
Photo by merman @sam.maldives
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#freedive #dive #ocean #leaderfins #uwphotography #love #underwater #beautiful #peace #home #marinebiologist #maldives #ooreethirah #travel #explore #gopro #apneamaldives

An πŸ™ gets an πŸ‘ clean from a cleaner 🦐 . Cleaner shrimp, much like cleaner fish, eat the parasites from other marine creatures like this eight-tentacled client. The relationship is mutually beneficial - the octopus stays clean & free from parasites and the shrimp gets a nutritious meal. The intricacies of nature never cease to fascinate me ✨ .
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#octopus #cleanershrimp #cleaning #shrimp #symbiosis #ocean #amazing #nature #beautiful #strange #underwater #travel #olympustg5 #marinebiologist

It's coming up to full moon here at @ooreethirah which means the coral should be spawning in the next few nights πŸŒ˜β˜„ On this evening we didn't get lucky with the spawning but got ethereal eagle rays, green turtles 🐒 & octopuses instead πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ .
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#nightsnorkel #nightdive #eagleray #rays #beautiful #flying #underwater #coralspawning #coralreef #reefs #amazing #nature #marinebiologist #maldives #olympustg5 #oneandonly

Lucky enough to enjoy the view of this gentle giant feeding close to my resort today 🐳🦈 At about 4.5m it was pretty small (for a whale shark πŸ’¦)
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#whaleshark #shark #lovesharks #fishes #gentlegiant #filterfeeder #lucky #marinebiologist #oneandonly #lovemyjob #freedive #dive #love #ocean #maldives #travel #underwater #olympustg5

Six bar wrasse are one of my favourite fish. They often catch you by surprise when snorkeling by cheekily sneaking right up to your mask to take a closer look at you 🐟🐠🌈
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#sixbarwrasse #wrasse #fish #beautiful #rainbow #cheeky #dive #freedive #underwater #travel #fishes #coral #coralreef #olympustg5 #love #ocean #marinebiologist

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