These people did not see this gray whale right under them! This is the same gray whale that was in Dana Point Harbor yesterday
SFG and colleagues published a new paper today that quantifies and maps the global potential for marine aquaculture production. This study is practically overflowing with promising findings about the potential for sustainable aquaculture to feed our growing population, but here are the two big results you need to know: (1) Almost every coastal nation in the world has high aquaculture production potential and could meet its own seafood demand using only 1% of its EEZ. (2) Global aquaculture development potential greatly exceeds the forecasted increase in global demand for seafood. To learn more, read "Mapping the global potential for marine aquaculture" in Nature Ecology & Evolution. (link in bio) #marineaquaculture#foodsecurity#sustainabledevelopment#blueeconomy#catchoftheday
The life and loves of the seadevils is a little bizarre. With its luminous dorsal spine, the anglerfish is well adapted for life in the dark depths of the ocean. But when it comes to relationships, some take a rather unconventional route. Watch fish curator James Maclaine describe one of these unusual pairings.
See our website for more on this story: nhm.ac.uk/discover
Don't forget to #GetIntoYourSanctuary tomorrow. In the meantime enjoy this #Repost from @noaasanctuaries
One shark, two shark, three sharks...a whole shiver of sharks! Researchers aboard the E/V Nautilus spotted this group of prickly sharks while exploring in and around #ChannelIslands National Marine Sanctuary. Turn the sound on to hear the researchers' excitement over how many sharks there are!
We've teamed up with @nautiluslive to explore the deep habitats of #WestCoast national marine sanctuaries -- and you can watch in real time! Get the details at the link in our profile and watch live at nautiluslive.org.
Humans rarely encounter frilled sharks, which prefer to remain in the oceans' depths, up to 5,000 feet (1,500 meters) below the surface. Considered living fossils, frilled sharks bear many physical characteristics of ancestors who swam the seas in the time of the dinosaurs. This 5.3-foot (1.6-meter) specimen was found in shallow water in Japan in 2007 and transferred to a marine park. It died hours after being caught. #DiscoverOcean
A great #Repost from our buddy Brian Skerry who had spent a LOT of time in the water with sharks. "A Great White Shark swims near the surface with an entourage of jacks at dusk in the waters off of South Australia. Often portrayed as one-dimensional monsters, these animals in reality are far more complex than once believed. Researchers are slowly beginning to reveal portions of their lives, including annual migrations of thousands of miles, life spans of over 70 years and adaptive feeding strategies. In the time ahead, more may be learned about the social behaviors of White Sharks as well.
To learn more about the largest predatory fish in the sea, read the July issue of National Geographic Magazine (@natgeo) for a story about Great White Sharks."
Also, be sure to follow me, @BrianSkerry on Instagram for more underwater photography!
We love this awesome #Repost from our friends over at @montereybayaquarium
Jumping into the weekend like... a Risso's dolphin in Monterey Bay! Delightful photo from Moss Landing by local photographer @hiimjoe88.
Yes, we know—how is it a dolphin if it doesn't have that classic "nose"?! The long rostrums of bottlenose and common dolphins are certainly recognizable, but many dolphins—like white-sided and Risso's—have shorter snouts, resembling porpoises. The big tell that you're looking at a dolphin and not a porpoise? The dorsal fin of a dolphin has a curved trailing edge that, while porpoises have triangular dorsal fins without much—if-any—curvature. Another clue? Dolphins have conical teeth, white porpoises have teeth that look like little spatulas! #montereybayaquarium#rissowhat? #rissomg#rissonlythebestdolphinsever
We were talking about our buddy Brian Skerry the other day while planning for our upcoming Millennium expedition. Sharing his #Repost.
Photo by @BrianSkerry.
A Mako Shark dives, open-mouthed, at photographer Brian Skerry (@BrianSkerry) in the waters off of New Zealand. Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of speed bursts up to 60mph. Of all shark species they also have one of the largest brains, relative to body size.
The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable, but their population continues to spiral downwards.
Learn more about Makos in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo, which includes a feature story about these impressive animals.
We could not be more excited to announce that SFG has a brand new, fully up-to-date website! If you want to learn more about who our team is, what we do, how we collaborate with partners, where we work, how many papers we've published, and the different approaches we take to problem solving, our new website is a one-stop shop where you can get ALL of the answers. We invite you to check it out! Link in bio. @adarthau