oceanographic:

(by Kati H.)
wildlifepreservation:

Help us preserve wildlife and visit our blog: Wildlife Preservation

wildlifepreservation:

Help us preserve wildlife and visit our blog: Wildlife Preservation

neaq:

Some of our recent whale watches have been spotting Mola mola, as if you needed another reason to head out on the water to see amazing marine wildlife.

neaq:

Some of our recent whale watches have been spotting Mola mola, as if you needed another reason to head out on the water to see amazing marine wildlife.

wildlifepreservation:

Help us preserve wildlife and visit our blog: Wildlife Preservation

wildlifepreservation:

Help us preserve wildlife and visit our blog: Wildlife Preservation

emmascheltema:

Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) illustration, digital, 2014. 
copyright E.Scheltema 2014

emmascheltema:

Dusky dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) illustration, digital, 2014. 

copyright E.Scheltema 2014

(via scientificillustration)

hms-surprise:

Physeteridae
Sperm Whale

hms-surprise:

Physeteridae

Sperm Whale

(via scientificillustration)

wildlifepreservation:

Help us preserve wildlife and visit our blog: Wildlife Preservation

wildlifepreservation:

Help us preserve wildlife and visit our blog: Wildlife Preservation

nubbsgalore:

the last week of september is sea otter awareness weekwhere most marine mammals rely on a layer of insulating blubber to keep warm in the water, sea otters make use of their thick fur coat. in fact, their fur is so thick and soft that for centuries humans have hunted the animal.  by 1929, they had been virtually eradicated from alaska to california, and while sea otter populations are making a remarkable comeback in british columbia, they remain an endangered species today.

photos by tom and pat leeson (peekaboo otter), veronica craft (vogue otter), hal beral (sleepy eyes otter), brian maxwell (cuddling albino otter), jeff foot (super excited screaming otter), matt maran (shouting otter), joe robertson (holding hands otters) and suzi eszterhas (happy otter)

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montereybayaquarium:

Ever experienced a mola “fly by?” Our jellies aquarist Wyatt Patry did, and he captured it on video!

Learn more about the crazy-looking ocean sunfish


neaq:

It’s Old Thom!
The right whale researchers in Maine didn’t come across any right whales on this day, but…an orca?! Here’s the story.

neaq:

It’s Old Thom!

The right whale researchers in Maine didn’t come across any right whales on this day, but…an orca?! Here’s the story.