thegetty:

The now-extinct aspidochelone (“asp turtle”).
Just as heedless man mistakes the creature for an island and is thus pulled inexorably to his doom, so too are sinners lured by the guile of the Devil into the fathomless depths.
Two Fishermen on a Sea Creature (detail), about 1270, Unknown illuminator. The J. Paul Getty Museum

thegetty:

The now-extinct aspidochelone (“asp turtle”).

Just as heedless man mistakes the creature for an island and is thus pulled inexorably to his doom, so too are sinners lured by the guile of the Devil into the fathomless depths.

Two Fishermen on a Sea Creature (detail), about 1270, Unknown illuminator. The J. Paul Getty Museum

montereybayaquarium:

Did you enjoy “Saving Otter 501” on PBS Nature last night? You can help our efforts to save the threatened southern sea otter and other ocean animals!Learn more about all our conservation efforts
neaq:

When a TV reporter is put to work as a summer intern at the Aquarium, he has to make fish tacos for the loggerhead sea turtles. Mmm. Tasty.
WATCH.

neaq:

When a TV reporter is put to work as a summer intern at the Aquarium, he has to make fish tacos for the loggerhead sea turtles. Mmm. Tasty.

WATCH.

amnhnyc:

In celebration of our new film, Great White Shark, now playing in 3D and 2D at the Museum, today’s peek into the archives is a mouthful.
“Seated in fossil shark jaw restoration” was taken by H.S. Rice in January, 1927, after the restoration of the jaws of the fossil shark, Carcharodon megalodon. 
Learn more about the prehistoric predator, Carcharodon, and our new film, Great White Shark. 
AMNH/319969

amnhnyc:

In celebration of our new film, Great White Shark, now playing in 3D and 2D at the Museum, today’s peek into the archives is a mouthful.

Seated in fossil shark jaw restoration” was taken by H.S. Rice in January, 1927, after the restoration of the jaws of the fossil shark, Carcharodon megalodon

Learn more about the prehistoric predator, Carcharodon, and our new film, Great White Shark

AMNH/319969

neaq:

Visitor Pictures:  Reach out and touch a shark this summer. At the shark and ray touch tank. 

neaq:

Visitor Pictures:  Reach out and touch a shark this summer. At the shark and ray touch tank

(Source: 757shorebound)

kqedscience:

Nominate a National Marine Sanctuary
"For the first time in two decades, NOAA invites communities across the nation to nominate their most treasured places in our marine and Great Lakes waters for consideration as national marine sanctuaries."
Find out more about the nominating process at NOAA.

kqedscience:

Nominate a National Marine Sanctuary

"For the first time in two decades, NOAA invites communities across the nation to nominate their most treasured places in our marine and Great Lakes waters for consideration as national marine sanctuaries."

Find out more about the nominating process at NOAA.

montereybayaquarium:

Love to ride? Meet the folks from Bureo Skateboards at Evenings by the Bay July 12!  The company makes cool-looking boards from recycled fishing nets, helping fight plastic pollution and promoting healthy oceans. See their presentations at 6 and 7 pm!  

montereybayaquarium:

A beautiful blueprint? This #ThrowbackThursday concept drawing was sketched by Gene Takeshita in the 1970s—well before we opened in 1984. Some exhibits remain while others disappeared in development. Can you find your faves?

oceanographic:

Seahorse (by Cjlws)

oceanographic:

Seahorse (by Cjlws)

wapiti3:

Salmon anatomy ; By Agassiz, Louis, 1807-1873 VOGT, Karl Christoph, 1817-1895 on Flickr.

Publication info Neuchâtel, Wolfrath, 1845
BHL Collections:
Smithsonian Libraries

(via scientificillustration)