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npr: Frigatebirds, seagoing fliers with a 6-foot wingspan, can...

npr: Frigatebirds, seagoing fliers with a 6-foot wingspan, can stay aloft for weeks at a time, a new study has found. The results paint an astonishing picture of the bird’s life, much of which is spent soaring inside the clouds. Frigatebirds are unique among aquatic birds. Show More Summary

sharkhugger: Article: New Shark Cam Reveals Stunning...

sharkhugger: Article: New Shark Cam Reveals Stunning Footage New video and photos unveil the previously reported high tech miniature video camera tag that will be affixed to the fin of a great white before its winter migration to the mysterious White Shark Café halfway between California and Hawaii. Show More Summary

noaasanctuaries: Heading to the beach this weekend for the...

noaasanctuaries: Heading to the beach this weekend for the Fourth of July? Why not celebrate Clean Beaches Week at the same time?  We share our beaches with many marine species, and that trash left behind after your picnic on the beach can easily make it into the ocean. Show More Summary

oupacademic: Though they endure catch-and-release fishing...

oupacademic: Though they endure catch-and-release fishing relatively well, the rauma suffered by shortfin mako sharks leads to premature death in 10% of catches. Conservationists are educating sport- and commercial-fishers about hese ordeals in a bid to keep this species from extinction. Show More Summary

6-30-16 A Mouth Full of Water

Thursday, June 30th...out on Peregrine with Capt. Jim we head for Rosario Strait...one of the passengers asked what percent of probability was there that we would see orcas...I told her I would let her know at the end of the trip...we...Show More Summary

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of...

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.(Jacques-Yves Cousteau)

6-28-16 On the Rocks to Rock and Roll

Tuesday, June 28th...I heard a brief burst of Transient calls over the Lime Kiln hydrophones (link on left column)...thinking it might have been the Ts that were found earlier this morning...wrong...on the rocks at the park!...out on Peregrine with Capt. Show More Summary

amnhnyc: Continue to scroll down into the ocean depths and...

amnhnyc: Continue to scroll down into the ocean depths and discover a glowing menagerie, in Descent Into Light. 

Plastics in the ocean are a huge problem but we know how to help. Switch from single-use plastics...

Plastics in the ocean are a huge problem but we know how to help. Switch from single-use plastics to reusable products and say yes to a plastic-free ocean!

amnhnyc: Happy Shark Week! There are over 400 known species of...

amnhnyc: Happy Shark Week! There are over 400 known species of sharks in the world of all shapes and sizes. Get to know these three shark species a little better.  Great white shark Carcharodon carcharias One of the world’s largest predatory fishes, great whites are at the top of the ocean food web. Show More Summary

bullshit-bullsharks: futurejournalismproject: Sharks and...

bullshit-bullsharks: futurejournalismproject: Sharks and Fish Via The Warholian. Sharks on the radar makes me a very happy girl.

noaasanctuaries: Hitting that mid-week slump like these two...

noaasanctuaries: Hitting that mid-week slump like these two nurse sharks resting in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary? Embrace it!  Nurse sharks have very low activity levels – the lowest metabolic activity of all sharks....Show More Summary

Many rays are bottom dwellers, but the pelagic ray spends its...

Many rays are bottom dwellers, but the pelagic ray spends its days gliding through the water column. These majestic elasmobranchs can reach a total length of about 5 feet, with a 30 inch wingspan.

mentalflossr: This Megalodon Sculpture Looks Like a Wes...

mentalflossr: This Megalodon Sculpture Looks Like a Wes Anderson-esque Submarine This amazing megalodon sculpture—created by an appropriately named artist, Nemo Gould—resembles a submarine complete with a periscope, radio antenna, and fin-shaped sail. Show More Summary

Monterey Bay is at the heart of the “Blue Serengeti” – some of...

Monterey Bay is at the heart of the “Blue Serengeti” – some of the planet’s richest habitat for ocean life. Learn how we and our research colleagues are using camera tags to document what white sharks, whales, and elephant seals are doing off the California coast as Discovery Channel brings the story to ?#?SharkWeek? Friday night at 10 P.M.

amnhnyc: No, this isn’t a scene from The Life Aquatic. What...

amnhnyc: No, this isn’t a scene from The Life Aquatic. What you’re seeing is two biofluorescent catsharks.   A team of researchers led by scientists from the Museum has found that catsharks are not only able to see the bright green biofluorescence...Show More Summary

It’s never a bad idea to be self-reflective. This...

It’s never a bad idea to be self-reflective. This red-necked phalarope took that Wednesday Wisdom to heart while taking a break from its swimming buffet.

I just recently found this Tumblr through the Monterey Bay Aquarium one, and I really love it. I live in northern California near the Monterey Bay and Greater Farallones sanctuaries, but can't often get out to them, and it's nice to have a regular reminde

Aw, thanks, anon! You’re making us blush! We do our best to bring national marine sanctuaries to people who can’t get into their sanctuary on a regular basis (or ever! Some of them are way out offshore). We’ve got lots more photos and videos of these special places on our website, too.

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