Ocean & Marine Life Advocate

Ocean & Marine Life Advocate

@oceanarmor

🌊The ocean faces an onslaught of problems ⚔️ We're here to help protect it 🛡 Help us #GrowTheArmor
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This manta ray was lucky it was helped by these divers. 🙏Unfortunately, most marine life entangled in nets and lines aren’t as lucky as him 😢😠 Via @thedodo 💙

39 Minutes ago
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How would you like to be this close to a 12,000 lb orca? 🤗💙 For permit holders like @marine_life_kayaker, this type of amazing encounter is a common occurrence. 🙌

18 Hours ago
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We bet this guy needed a new wetsuit after this encounter 😲 Via @rhmsuwaidi 💙

21 Hours ago
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This whale shark is enjoying a tasty shrimp snack, but what is that murkiness in the water? 🤔 It’s not pollution, it’s called Trichodesmium or “sea sawdust” and it is a pretty amazing and useful group of organisms that combine in high density areas and are likely to provide the majority of nitrogen to marine ecosystems. 🤓🌎 Since whale sharks require high-density prey patches to make feeding energetically viable (which is a major challenge for species living in tropical and subtropical seas) it appears these whale sharks use the naturally occurring sea sawdust to corral the shrimp into one large meal, allowing them to feast with ease. 🍽🦐 via @fathomlesslife 🎥 by @simonjpierce 🤙

1 Days ago
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Snorkeling through a channel surrounded by pristine coral reef in the Rowley Shoals in Australia looks amazing! 😍 Tag a friend who you’d want to experience this with!👇 Via @jtux @great_escape_cruises 💙

1 Days ago
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Think sharks are the ultimate apex predators? 🦈 Guess again! Orcas are apex predators at the top of the food chain. 1️⃣ No other animals (except for humans) hunt orcas. Orcas feed on sea birds, squid, octopuses, sea turtles, fish, rays, and as seen in this footage, sharks! 😀 Via @savingthewaves 🎥 @slatermoorephotography

1 Days ago
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Although this beluga whale appears to be playing with these kids, this may not actually be the case. 🤔 Its motions are actually quite aggressive. 😡 In the wild, belugas make this same aggressive motion to ward off predators or scare other animals away from their food source. Here, the beluga is probably using its aggressive motion to scare the screaming kids in attempts to escape their constant poking and yelling at the glass.😕 🌊🐳 Via YT user Michelle Cotton 💙

2 Days ago
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Wow! 😮 Talking about a close encounter with gentle giants! What would you have done?! 🤗🐋 Via @jaimenhudson 💙

2 Days ago
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Just another day in the office for @waterbod 🤗⭐️🌊 These wiggly little guys are called brittle stars due to their ability to lose a leg as part of its self defense mechanism and grow another in a short period of time. If you look closely, one of them has only four appendages instead of five. It won’t be long until it grows it’s missing one back!

2 Days ago
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This isn’t something you see everyday! 😮 Check out this tarpon swimming away from a hammerhead and actually jumping on the boat to try to escape! 🐟 Via @robertgorta 👌 @hurricaneboatanchors 🌊

3 Days ago
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Just imagine how cute these little ones would be in the wild. 😐🌎 @9gag 🌊

3 Days ago
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Look at those teeth! 👀🦈 Not only do mako sharks have sharp, razor-like teeth arranged in 11-13 rows to tear apart their prey, they are also the fastest shark species in the world! 🏃‍♀️ They average an incredible 60mph when hunting for their next meal! 😱 via @sharksneedlove 🙌😍

4 Days ago
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To get this close to these amazing animals, you may need a permit like @marine_life_kayaker has. 📜👈Human activities in the vicinity of marine life may impact the animals which could result in multiple things: from no observable effect, to modifying their behavior, to actual physical harm. 😬 To keep these animals safe, laws are in place that have severe penalties for those who violate them. 👮‍♀️💸 Before you approach marine life, learn the laws governing the interaction or you could end up in serious trouble. 🌊

5 Days ago
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This melts our hearts ♥️ This sea lion refused to go back home without her BFF - so she kept running back to get him 💙 Via @thedodo @pacificmmc

6 Days ago
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This short clip shows an orca 'carousel' feeding. 🍽 Watch as it forces the herring into tight shoals, before using ferocious tail slaps to stun a few at a time, before picking them off one-by-one. 😯 Via @norwegianorcasurvey 🙌 @discoverocean 🙏

7 Days ago
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This pod of whales decided to surprise these kayakers and give them a little bump! 🐋😍 Turn on your sound and it’s almost like you’re there! 💙🌊 Via @thedodo 🙏

11 Days ago
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This video shows an octopus hunting fish in a tiny tidal pool. 🐙🐟 The intelligence of the creatures never cease to amaze us! 😲 Via YT user Herase Asmjaos 💙

12 Days ago
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Would you ever do this? 😲 Seems a bit dangerous. 😬 Comment your thoughts below.👇via @planetwildanimals 💙

12 Days ago
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This mother sea turtle somehow got stuck upside down. 🙃 Luckily for her, she was spotted by this amazing human who helped flip her right side up so she could return to the ocean! Thank you! 🙏 via @thedodo 💙

13 Days ago
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This video shows the social intelligence of a dolphin. 🤗 There seems to be a real and beautiful connection between the dolphin and the diver 🐬 😍 via @adamfreediver @eden_detooker 💙

13 Days ago
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This would make a great addition to our ocean cleaning fleet! 😲 Want to help save our oceans? Show your support by wearing your cause. Pick up a limited special edition ocean armor long sleeve shirt or a wave ring through the link in our bio 👆

13 Days ago
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It's hard to imagine a 2,000 pound animal launching itself out of the water while hunting, but the great white shark does just that. 🦈 😯This spectacular behavior is called breaching, and great white sharks breach in order to catch fast-moving prey like seals. 🍽Swimming fast at the surface, sharks can reach 40 miles per hour and fly 10 feet into the air; however, breaching is relatively rare because the shark has to use so much energy to propel itself up and out of the water. 🙌🌊

14 Days ago
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Well, here’s something you don’t see everyday... and this is very concerning. 😱 Lying at the bottom of the tank is stereotypical behaviour only associated with dolphins in captivity, as cetaceans in the wild are constantly on the move. Even while resting they continue to travel with their pod. 🐬😴 However, in captivity, cetaceans are forced to deal with artificial pods, lack of space, and increased stress and boredom which results in unnatural behavior such as laying at the bottom of this tank. 😡 Just another reason not to buy tickets to places where marine life is used for our entertainment. Via @sevenseasoffreedom 🙏

14 Days ago
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This footage shows how the female seahorse transfers her eggs into the male’s pouch. 😲💏 In the ocean, the average seahorse can live 4-6 years but this time is drastically shorter for those held in captivity due to stress, poor conditions and the increased risk of disease. 😢🎥 @aqualush_info via @wildviewing 👌

15 Days ago
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Talking about clingy! What would you have done?! 🐙 Via @anow_22 @naturee 💙

15 Days ago
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That time when a gray whale came to play near the beach 🏖 Those people didn’t even realize what was right by them! If you had seen it, what would you have done? 🐋 via @orangecountyoutdoors 💙

16 Days ago
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The male seahorse is the only creature who has a true reversed pregnancy. 🔁 👶 This means the female transfers her eggs to the male who then self-fertilises in his own pouch. 😲 It takes about 14 days to 4 weeks before the little ones are ready for the world. When he gives birth, it can be a long process with contractions lasting up to 12 hours. 🎥 by @minamatasea via @underwaterstuffs

17 Days ago
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17 Days ago
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Abandoned nets wreak havoc on innocent marine life. 😡 In this clip, a family of sea turtles found themselves fully entangled in a ghost net. 😔 🐢 Luckily for them, this amazing group spotted them and were able to cut the nets and set them free. 🙏 @apneamaldives 🌊💙

18 Days ago
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It’s beyond us why this octopus isn’t in its natural habitat 😠 Although, it’s so fascinating that it has the cognitive ability to know how to free itself by unscrewing the lid! It’s mind-blowing! 🐙😲 via @rhmsuwaidi 💙

18 Days ago
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These amazing creatures are perceived by many to be almost human. 🐬👪 Their social skills and intellectual abilities sadly make them prime candidates to spend their lives in a glass tank for our amusement. 💔😢 Via YT user FunDippedProductions 🌊🛡

19 Days ago
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This slow motion footage really captures the power and beauty of one of the ocean's most famous inhabitants, the great white 🙌🦈 via @sharkdivingxperts 👌

19 Days ago
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Forget a ride, he wants what's in the bag! 👜 What do you think he was looking for? 🤔🤣 Via YouTube user Janna Breslin 😍 @wildviewing 💙

20 Days ago