Category: animals

💛Pikachu 🖤

📍: 🇵🇱

📣: Thecacera pacifica

Napoleon snake eel (Ophichthus bonaparti)

Happy World Octopus Day! 

Blue-ringed octopus (Hapalochlaena sp.)

Malapascua, Philippines 

P.S. It’s Octopuses not octopi. 

Ocean Mimic – recycled plastic swimwear saving the oceans:

These Ocean Mimic bodysuits have me all 🥰- who can’t get on board with a good business solution to an environmental problem. 

Ocean Mimic interviewed me for a piece on women in marine conservation, and I’ve been following them closely ever since. They haven’t paid me to promote this, I’m just honestly a huge fan! 

Sales from their recycled plastic swimwear fund clean up activities to get people started on the journey to reducing plastic and if that wasn’t cool enough, the designs are a-m-a-z-i-n-g mimics of ocean life. 

I’m in for the Mandarin Fish (2nd from left) 😍but you can choose from orca, whale shark, parrot fish, clown trigger fish, clownfish, coral or plastic (my 2nd fave design).

Even if you don’t put in pledge, put a little positivity in your day and spend 3 minutes checking out their Kickstarter video (see link above) and get inspired by what two ladies with big ocean dreams and heaps of hard work have achieved. And spread the word, because this is the answer for any woman (like me!) sick of only having the choice of black or pink for diving swimwear. 

Ocean Mimic – recycled plastic swimwear saving the oceans:

These Ocean Mimic bodysuits have me all 🥰- who can’t get on board with a good business solution to an environmental problem. 

Ocean Mimic interviewed me for a piece on women in marine conservation, and I’ve been following them closely ever since. They haven’t paid me to promote this, I’m just honestly a huge fan! 

Sales from their recycled plastic swimwear fund clean up activities to get people started on the journey to reducing plastic and if that wasn’t cool enough, the designs are a-m-a-z-i-n-g mimics of ocean life. 

I’m in for the Mandarin Fish (2nd from left) 😍but you can choose from orca, whale shark, parrot fish, clown trigger fish, clownfish, coral or plastic (my 2nd fave design).

Even if you don’t put in pledge, put a little positivity in your day and spend 3 minutes checking out their Kickstarter video (see link above) and get inspired by what two ladies with big ocean dreams and heaps of hard work have achieved. And spread the word, because this is the answer for any woman (like me!) sick of only having the choice of black or pink for diving swimwear. 

First known omnivorous shark species identified:

I don’t think we’ll ever know the true depth of the ocean’s mysteries!

First known omnivorous shark species identified:

I don’t think we’ll ever know the true depth of the ocean’s mysteries!

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Teuthidodrilus (also known as the squidworm), is a genus of marine polychaete worms first described by marine biologists  in 2010. This unique animal is currently believed to represent a “transitional organism”, with physical and behavioral characteristics of both benthic (seabed-dwelling) and pelagic (free-swimming) organisms. Teuthidodrilus samae is currently the only described species of this genus.

Measuring about 4 inches long, the squidworm does not appear to be a predator, feeding instead on bits of so-called “marine snow,” a mix of sinking microscopic plants and animals, fecal material and cast-off mucus. Swimming upright, it navigates by moving two body-length rows of thin, paddle-shaped protrusions that cascade like dominoes.

The tentacular appendages protruding from its head allow the animal to smell and taste underwater, and the loosely coiled appendages are used for feeding. (x x x

‘A different dimension of loss’: inside the great insect die-off:

“It’s easy to care about the cute and cuddlies.”

But if you care about food, it’s the insects that make your fruits happen. Your seafood? They’re being overfished to near-extinction.

If you’re into health, chemicals from sea slugs are being tested to fight cancer in the US.

While we’re all being distracted by pandas and polar bears, an ecological collapse is happening behind our back. Without these tiny critters, humans really won’t last long either.

Dat booty tho. 

Diadema antillarum

Arguably one of the most important herbivores on the reef, keeping algae populations in check.