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Ocean spotlight⠀ ~⠀ Blue shark⠀ Prionace glauca⠀ 24cm/9.5in ⠀ Status: Near Threatened ⠀ ~⠀ The blue shark is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, that inhabits deep waters in the world's temperate and tropical oceans. Preferring cooler waters,blue sharks migrate long distances, such as from New England to South America. The species is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN. Although generally lethargic, they can move very quickly. Blue sharks are viviparous and are noted for large litters of 25 to over 100 pups. They are viviparous, with a yolk-sac placenta, delivering four to 135 pups per litter. The gestation period is between nine and 12 months. Females mature at five to six years of age and males at four to five. Courtship is believed to involve biting by the male, as mature specimens can be accurately sexed according to the presence or absence of bite scarring. Female blue sharks have adapted to the rigorous mating ritual by developing skin three times as thick as male skin.⠀ ⠀ Squid are important prey for blue sharks, but their diet includes other invertebrates, Whale and porpoise blubber and meat have been retrieved from the stomachs of captured specimens and they are known to take cod from trawl nets.⠀ ⠀ 10 to 20 million of these sharks are killed each year as a result of fishing. The meat is edible, but not widely sought after; it is consumed fresh, dried, smoked and salted and diverted for fishmeal. There is a report of high concentration of heavy mercury in the edible flesh. The skin is used for leather, the fins for shark-fin soup and the liver for oil. Blue sharks are occasionally sought as game fish for their beauty and speed.⠀ ⠀ Blue sharks rarely bite humans. From 1580 up until 2013, the blue shark was implicated in only 13 biting incidents, four of which ended fatally.⠀ ~⠀ Get to know whats in our oceans.⠀ ⠀ #ourbluemess #marinelife #marine #oceans #plastic #reefs #theoceancleanup #wakeup #seas #saveouroceans #sealife #nature #fish #sharks #whales #natgeo #reefs #greatbarrierreef #sea #climatechange #coral #wwf #seashepherds #conservation #fishtanks #aquariums #dolphins #peta #beachcleanup #chasingcoral
Do you want to go to the seaside? So excited to see Blue the film tonight 🐳 Check out where your local screening is of this doco about environmental awareness for our ocean * * #ptdouglas #snorkeling #reef #gbr #greatbarrierreef #coral #chasingcoral #sustainability #environment #nature #travel #travelblogger #blogger #plasticfree #take3 #ocean #oceanlovers #igtravel #travelgram #manlylocal #explorefnqld #exploreqld #worldnomads #marinelife #turtles #oceanandme #bluethefilm #saynotoplastic
Watched #chasingcoral for the 2nd time around and It just blows my mind. I want to help and make a difference. 1 thing on my bucket list is to scuba dive the #greatbarrierreef and at the rate we are going idk how much of it I will be able to explore.
August 31st 2017 Never thought about combining pink and green but they do look good together! Zoanthus come in so many different colors and they are easy to keep ;) #reeftank #minireef #reefporn #allmymoneygoestocoral #zoas #zoanthus #chasingcoral
Cheasing Coral. A must see documentary! #chasingcoral #globalwarming #savethereef
our oceans are starving, dying global warming is not a myth it is killing the reefs the coral in the ocean has decreased with 50% in 30 years BE KIND TO THE SOURCE OF LIFE #chasingcoral
Our ocean covers more than 70% of the earth’s surface and yet currently, less than 4% of our ocean is fully protected. 🐟 The ocean sustains marine life and our own – connecting us all across the world. Our blue planet needs your help! 🌎 Vatuvara Foundation is working closely with our surrounding island communities to protect these pristine marine environments by setting up a network of marine reserves and safeguarding their fisheries resources. Photo by @vatuvarafoundationfiji #saveourocean #protectourislandhome
"El hombre no puede descubrir nuevos océanos, a menos que tenga el coraje de perder la vista de la costa" - Andre Gide @rumbomaya #oceano #snorkeling #utila #honduras #viajaresvivir #traveling #sea #naturelovers #naturephotography #sonya6000 #viajeros #landscapephotography #chasingcoral #coralreef
#NYFW #newyorkfashionweek How cute is my @HeidiKlum doppelgänger partner-in-design wearing my new @sealilymiami print?! Love working with her, she always pushes me to be better than the last design • Come see us at #Moda here in #NYC b o o t h 3️⃣8️⃣1️⃣9️⃣ We're promoting our collection that helps saves the seas though our 💦coral replanting 💦beach cleanups and >>>excited to share <<< 💦 #ecofashion & #plasticfree soon to come event with a handful of #Coral & #MarineDebris experts... stay informed... stay chic... stay tuned.... • • "We love the ocean, and you!" #sealilymiami • • • "Buy Less Choose Well" @viviennewestwood #Stopsucking #LonelyWhale @adriangrenier #LiveLikeYouLiveHere #ParleyAIR @parley.tv #Take3forTheSea @take3forthesea #HeidiKlum #Designer #FashionDesigner @debrisfreeoceans #DFO #SustainableFashion #WhoMadeMyClothes @Fash_Rev #miamilife #miamiliving #305 #miamistyle @chasingcoral #chasingCoral #transparency #real #TYT #TheYoungTurks
Did you know: Seahorses like to live near the shore, often in beds of seaweed, seagrass or coral. They use their tails to attach themselves so they won't float away. . . . #bermuda #seahorse #marinelife #wearebermuda #nature #explore #travel #waterlust #mermaid #chasingcoral #ocean #saltlife #islandlife #underwater #photography #iphonephotography #didyouknow #facts #underthesea #gotobermuda #ahhbermuda
Spotted these cuttlefish so decided to follow them for a bit. Look how they're camouflage changes when they move, a defence mechanism to hide themselves from predators. #madagascar #blueventures #camera #wildlife #adventure #travel #ontour #beautiful #conservation #natural #ocean #volunteer #chasingcoral #softcoral #beyondconservation #cuttlefish #camouflage #underwater