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johnnybravo20: Phacellophora Camtschatica (by Alexander Semenov)
noaasanctuaries: It’s Safe Boating Week! If you’re boating, fishing, or diving in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary or other sanctuaries, mooring buoys provide an alternative to anchoring that won’t damage the reef. In the photo above, a member of the Florida Keys Buoy Team maintains one of the sanctuary’s more than 490 mooring buoys. Show More Summary
Chuck Farwell: Tuna Scientist, Mentor, Fish Whisperer: Our tuna scientists hone their “fish sense” to work with the powerful bluefin tuna and apply tracking tags. Thanks to their research, we’re collecting data to help protect these majestic superfish.
Oh, comb on now! We have two species of comb jelly sharing their exhibit at the moment—the lobed comb jelly Mnemiopsis ledyi and the sea gooseberry Pleurobrachia bachei. That there’s a well-coiffed duo!
ahmedalkoka: Aquarium with Paloma & Dexter 2015
On Wednesdays we post pink, so here are strawberry anemones and a rosy rockfish. And no, you can’t sit with them.
noaasanctuaries: Within the National Marine Sanctuary System, you’ll find places of hope, inspiration, biodiversity, and resilience. The system encompasses more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters, and contains amazing cultural and historical resources, as well as vibrant ecosystems as diverse as coral reefs and kelp forests. Show More Summary
Scientists need your help looking at photos of adorable penguins. Seriously: mindblowingscience: Guys, this is not a drill. Antarctic scientists need you to study photos of penguins to help them figure out how climate change is affecting...Show More Summary
avipsyche: more of the aquarium! ????(please don’t delete the caption!)????
noaasanctuaries: (Photo: Daryl Duda) It’s World Turtle Day! Five species of sea turtle can be found in the waters of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Can you name this one?
neaq: For World Turtle Day, our rescuers drove all the way to Georgia to release sea turtles after months of rehabilitation. #worldturtleday #worldturtleday2017 #seaturtle #animalrelease #jekyllisland #animalrescue #oceananimals #liveblue #newenglandaquarium #boston #massachusetts (at Jekyll Island)
Think your parents are tough? Try being a sea turtle: Sea turtles face many threats, but research can help us learn more and help protect them. Dig into a recent sea turtle study by our Director of Science, Dr. Kyle Van Houtan.
nationalaquarium: It’s a very special Turtle Tuesday - it’s World Turtle Day! Turtles have existed on Earth for roughly 150 million years, making them one of the oldest living species!
pbsdigitalstudios: The purpose of World Turtle Day is to “increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive”. Here are a couple of ways that turtles are getting help. How...Show More Summary
noaasanctuaries: americasgreatoutdoors: Are you excited for World Turtle Day? From tiny, cute baby turtles to massive 1,500 pound leatherbacks, these fascinating animals can be found in almost every ecosystem around the world. Carrying their shells, they’re at home wherever they roam. Show More Summary
On World Turtle Day, let’s take a moment to shell-ebrate these unhurried, graceful and long-lived reptiles! Do you have a favorite turtle photo or memory?
in-apricity: Until Next Time by Sara Conlan
The superbloom just hit our Aviary! Our aviculturists planted native wildflowers to act as enrichments for our resident shorebirds, and to share the spring beauty of California’s wetlands. Each bird in our Aviary has its own history—most came here injured and can’t live in the wild. Show More Summary
aura218: dailyotter: Look, I Have TWO Sea Urchins! Via the California Coast Otter side of tumblr, please explain?? Sea otters eat have to eat a lot (up to 25% of their weight in food per day!) in order to keep their metabolisms up and stay warm in the chilly ocean. Show More Summary
When the waves are crashing all around you in the tide pool of life, be like a sea star and hang in there! Thanks to Jonathan Skolnick (@skojo.seattle on Instagram) for the snap!