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Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. 🐠

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Galapagos Islands

Green sea turtles are unique among their fellow sea turtle species—they're one of the largest species of turtle, and are the only turtles that are strictly herbivorous as adults. They love eating seagrasses and algae (although juvenile green sea turtles will also eat crabs, sponges and jellyfish), which may or may not be the reason they have the green-colored fat and cartilage that give them their name. Plus, this little one may be small right now, but it'll actually grow to weigh up to 700 pounds at the largest! Talk about a transformation. 🐢 Photo by @andrescruz95. 📸 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ http://ow.ly/sJnj50w5OJR

Ocean Conservancy

We've officially entered the week of the International Coastal Cleanup! 🌊 This Saturday, September 21st, more than a million volunteers from over 100 countries are estimated to come together to clean beaches, coastlines and inland waterways around the world. 🌎 Will you be one of them? ✨ Join for the world's largest single-day coastal cleanup event, and help us work for a better future for both our ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. ! 🌾

Scotland

Puffins make every day better 🧡 These animals have some of the flashiest beaks out there, earning them nicknames like “sea parrot” and “clown of the sea.” Their beaks’ bright orange coloring is only that vibrant in the warmer summer months, however, as they’re showing off for potential mates during breeding season. After they find the perfect match, their beaks will fade to a dull gray for the winter months. Photo by Marian Herz. 📸

French Polynesia

It's ! 🐋 Humpback whales are truly world travelers. Every year, this species' whale populations migrate from cooler feeding grounds to warmer breeding grounds. The warm, tropical climate is perfect for them when it comes to mating and giving birth. Each humpback whale population has its own migration route, and those who travel from Antarctica to northern South America have the longest migration of any mammal alive! 🌊 Photo via Hannes Klostermann / Coral Reef Image Bank. 📸

Did you know that walruses use their tusks to help get themselves around on the ice? They're the best tool they have to survive in the Arctic—they use them to break up ice and haul themselves out of the water. They're really dependent on that Arctic ice for breeding, hunting and survival. What's your favorite thing about these marine mammals? 🌊 Photo via @usgs 📸

Florida

An absolutely incredible sight for your . 🌊 Typically, these animals enjoy swimming alone or in small groups in shallow water (six to seven feet deep). When the water is warm and seagrass is plentiful, they have no complaints! @daviddiez witnessed this amazing gathering in Florida, quite different than their typical displayed gatherings of just a handful in a group. Talk about a manatee family reunion! ✨

Did you know? 🐢 When baby sea turtles hatch, they instinctively run for the bright horizon offshore. But bright lights from roads, buildings and even flashlights can confuse hatchlings, causing them to run in the wrong direction. You can prevent this by using a red filter on your flashlight when you’re on the beach at night, and turning off any lights that face the ocean. ✨ Photo by @benjhicks 📸

Ocean Conservancy

Last year’s International Coastal Cleanup results? They’re here. 🌊 In 2018, we had over 1 MILLION volunteers remove approximately 23 MILLION POUNDS of trash from coastlines and waterways around the world in just ONE DAY. Want to find out more about what we found at last year's cleanups? The official 2018 International Coastal Cleanup Report has finally arrived...take a look at the link in our bio! To all of our volunteers, we send out our GREATEST thanks...we could not have done this without you. 💙 Let’s get ready for an even more successful year—Join in 2019 and get ready to sign up to clean up! 🐠

Florida

Let the countdown begin...our official 2018 International Coastal Cleanup report drops in less than 42 HOURS!⌛️ In it, you can find data like how many pounds of trash we collected all across the globe, what the top finds were, and how many volunteers came out to the cleanups worldwide! What are your guesses at these pieces of data? Comment below and take a guess, then be sure to check back for our official release of the report! 🌊⏳ Photo by the talented @mitchellix. 📸

Sunday Snooze 😴⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Not only are they cute, intelligent and resourceful, but sea otters are also considered a ‘keystone species,’ meaning their role and impact on the environment is valued greater than others. Why? Without sea otters, many of their prey—such as sea urchins—would devour the kelp forests that help keep carbon dioxide levels in these ecosystems at healthy low levels. Indirectly, sea otters play a crucial role in keeping these greenhouses gases from harming atmospheric conditions in coastal ecosystems. Talk about some real conservation heroes! 👏🏻 Adorable video via @vanaqua 🌊

Maldives

“Don’t be afraid to walk alone...and don’t be afraid to like it.” {@johnmayer} 🌊 Stunning photo of a reef shark taken in the Maldives by @sujugasim 📸

Los Gigantes

Be wary, ocean friends—not every animal that looks like a sea jelly at first glance is *actually* a sea jelly! While somewhat related, animals like this Portuguese man o’ war are actually members of the class Hydrozoa, and—brace for it—they’re actually made up of *four* separate organisms that depend on each other to survive! Animals that thrive as colonies together like this are known as siphonophores. Much like some sea jellies, they do pick a mean punch though—nematocysts of venom cover their tentacles, ready to deliver a sting to those who dare come their way. Photo by @rafafdezjr. 📸

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