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Ocean Conservancy
Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. Founded in 1972. 🐠
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Ocean Conservancy 4h
Where do nurse sharks get their name? 🤔 No one knows exactly, but here are some guesses: -From the word 'nusse,' meaning 'cat sharks' -From the sucking sound they make when hunting -From the Old English 'hurse,' meaning seafloor shark What's your guess?
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CleanArcticAlliance Aug 12
Clean Arctic Alliance Comment on MV Wakashio Heavy Fuel Oil spill, Mauritius
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Jordana Lewis 5h
Calling all , fans, and ocean lovers: has announced the winners of our 2020 photo contest and they are... a mouthful?! (Ok, not a great shark pun, but you get it.) Photo credit here goes to (for a winning entry).
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Jasmin Graham 19h
I wrote a blog post about my journey to shark science. Enjoy:
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Ocean Conservancy 6h
Did you know? Unlike some sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks can’t pump water over their gills, and need to keep swimming so oxygen-filled seawater can wash over them. You know what they say ... this , just keep swimming! 🦈
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Ocean Conservancy 8h
. is today's ! An Grad. Research Fellowship Program recipient, Jasmin is a grad earning her masters at , where she studies the U.S.' critically endangered smalltooth sawfish. She's also a Project Coordinator at !
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Ocean Conservancy 19h
🐳 + 🦈 = Whale Shark Wednesday! 💫 Whale sharks are the ocean’s gentle giants. They’re also the biggest fish in the world, able to grow up to 40 feet long and weigh up to 20,000 pounds! 🌊
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Ocean Conservancy Aug 12
can be a powerful tool to educate and inform. Read how and use it to educate on and !
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Ocean Conservancy Aug 12
Sharks and their reef habitats have survived millions of years, but they need our help to survive years to come. Your gift today in honor of will help us work to fight climate change and ocean acidification ... sharks will thank you for it! 🦈
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Ocean Conservancy Aug 12
Why are mako sharks in trouble? This , is here to explain:
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Ocean Conservancy Aug 12
Today's is ! This grad just earned her masters at , where her thesis work focused on nurse sharks in Belize. She's also a Marine Turtle Specialist at , working on sea turtle nesting surveys +rehabilitation projects! 🌊
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Ocean Conservancy Aug 12
Thank you to - give these scientists a follow this ! 😎
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Ocean Conservancy Aug 12
"The lack of diversity in a field does not mean people of color do not belong there or that they don’t want to be there. Science is for everyone. Shark Science is for everyone." 🦈 Get inspired this by the incredible women of ! 🌊
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Ocean Conservancy Aug 11
Historical illustrations give us a glimpse into the scientific research of the past—and they can be VERY cool to look at! In honor of , we’re bringing you our favorite shark illustrations from the Biodiversity Heritage Library 🦈 Check them out!
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Ocean Conservancy Aug 11
"This , at the risk of sounding somewhat self-involved, I’d like you to understand my perspective, my motives and four reasons why I’m really not scary ... I promise!" Sincerely, -a great white shark 🦈
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Ocean Conservancy Aug 11
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Dan Rutherford Aug 4
New IMO study highlights sharp rise in short-lived climate pollution
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Ocean Conservancy Aug 11
Blacktip reef sharks may look fierce, but they're not as menacing as they seem. While curious about divers in their territory, they're actually quite timid + easily frightened. Remember, they're not in our home ... we're swimming in theirs. 🦈
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Janis Searles Jones Aug 10
If you read one thing during , read this piece by for 👇
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Ocean Conservancy Aug 10
Today is Alaska's ! Join us as we celebrate this iconic species with some unusual facts about salmon 🌊
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