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My name is Amanda and I'm a college student majoring in Biology and I live in Monterey, California. It is my dream to one day be one of the scientist experts that the Discovery channel interviews for a special. I was looking through the ocean tag and decided that it was too full of hipster pictures instead of the beautiful ocean. This blog came to be to rectify that situation.

theafromaniac:

These glowing, planktonic creatures are a type of Polychaete worm from the genus Tomopteris. They are bioluminescent and perform a series of undulating motions to swim through the deep ocean,

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waiting-for-the-spark:

freedomfororcas:

blackfishsound:

Amazing capture! via Aboriginal Journeys - Whale Watching & Grizzly Bear Tours. According to a commenter, the orca that were observed on this trip were the T123’s and 002C’s transient orcas, off northern Vancouver Island.

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trynottodrown:

print this out and you have a free hammerhead bookmark. you are welcome.
trynottodrown:

Forcipiger Flavissimus
giraffeinatree:

Palau - Jellyfish Lake by Angela Tamboura on Flickr.

astronomy-to-zoology:

Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus)

…a species of boxfish that is found in reefs throughout the Pacific, Indian and south eastern Atlantic Oceans. Yellow boxfish are reef dwellers and will feed mostly on algae. However, they are also known to eat sponges, crustaceans, molluscs and other small invertebrates as well.

 Juvenile yellow boxfish have a bright yellow coloration with black spots. As they age they will lose this and older adults will have a blue-grey coloration with a hint of faded yellow.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Tetraodontiformes-Ostraciidae-Ostracion-cubicus

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*Fun Fact: this fish’s boxy shape inspired Mercedes-Benz to make its Bionic Car.

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nina-berry:

Female Orca flight 299 hovering in for a landing…

thekhooll:

Perfect Gods

Charcoal illustrations by Robert Longo.

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stumpytheorca:

SoCal City Pass: Remove SeaWorld San Diego as an option from your passes, and cut all ties!Tweet to them: @cityPASS Facebook them: X 
ps: tokitaee​  hope you don’t mind - feel free to use the gif!
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headlikeanorange:

A polar bear smells a seal under the ice. Unfortunately for the bear, the ice is too thick. (Planet Earth Live - BBC)

if i was a polar bear….
trynottodrown:

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