Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Instagram photos and videos

Happy #TOT! Today I learned that a certain kind of bacteria found on the skin of great white sharks may be a powerful antibiotic that can be used for humans! Sharks have very strong immune systems and ability to heal, and scientists are now learning how bacteria may play a role in these abilities as well as how we can use them in medicines. Just another reason why sharks are awesome and important to protect!
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#bcupsays #sharks #sharksareawesome #marinelife #marinebiology #wildlife #oceanoptimism #oceanlove #dog_features #tinydog #chihuahuasofinstagram #dogthoughts #dogsandpals #doglife #dogsofinstaworld #chihuahualove #pawsomechihuahuas #adoptdontshop #tongueouttuesday #bestwoof #dailybarker #weeklyfluff #dogmodel #dogsofig #pawsbytheocean

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There is a delight in the hardy life of the open. There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery its melancholy and its charm. The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased and not impaired in value. Conservation means development as much as it does protection. – Theodore Roosevelt

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OTTERLY BIG NEWS: The NOAA comment period on the review of national marine sanctuaries and marine national monuments has been extended to Monday, August 14. You can learn how to comment at the link in our profile!

The comment period regards a Department of Commerce review of 11 designations and expansions of sanctuaries and monuments under Executive Order 13795, Section 4(b). The comment period was scheduled to end yesterday, but due to public interest and requests for more time, we will be formally accepting comments through August 14.
#CommentPeriod #ExecutiveOrder #TellUsWhatYouThink #Comment #Ocean #Nature #SeaOtter (Photo: Douglas Croft, taken in #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary)

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Just a wee little shark! This filetail catshark 🐈🦈was spotted at a depth of 470 meters in Sur Canyon in #MontereyBay National Marine Sanctuary. Like cats, filetail catsharks have light-sensitive eyes. This helps them hunt for fish and squid in the dark waters of the deep sea.
#EarthIsBlue #SharkWeek #Catshark #Shark #DeepSea #Ocean #Research #Explore #Animal (Photo: Kevin L. Stierhoff/NOAA)

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#wildlifewednesday "We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came." - President John F. Kennedy. 🌊🌊Today is the last day to make your voice heard and help protect America's marine sanctuaries. These sanctuaries preserve the ocean for wildlife and human use alike, and support commercial fishing and recreational industries vital to our economy. To comment or learn more, click the link in our profile! #protectwildlife #blueplanet #saveourshores #sanctuaries #monterey #seaotters #noaasanctuaries

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πŸŒŠπŸ¦ˆπŸ¦€πŸ πŸ¦‘πŸŸπŸ¦πŸ¬πŸ™πŸ‹πŸŒŠ Posting this again because I messed up a little lol. Here are some of my favorite photos I've taken (or have been taken of me) in the Monterey National Marine Sanctuary! Full of amazing animals and views. But, In April, a White House executive order (named: "Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy") called for a review of national marine sanctuaries and monuments for oil and gas development. This jeopardizes the health of everything living in the sanctuaries, because, as we all know, oil spills are extremely no bueno. So we need to protect them! Speak up today if you want to help out, we only have an open public commenting period until July 26th. .
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Click the following link to read more about how to make our voices heard:
https://futureoftheocean.wordpress.com/2017/07/05/action-alert-help-protect-our-national-marine-sanctuaries/ (Update: follow the link in my bio because you can't make a live link on a insta post πŸ˜…)
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A sample text that I got from @montereybayaquarium 's post, that I'm putting (along with these photos) as I sign is:
"I live and work in both Monterey, CA and San Pedro, CA, and I am proud that my state is home to four national marine sanctuaries. The expansions of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, & the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary each involved years of public input and agency collaboration. πŸ”Ήthey were expanded to increase science-based protections for the exceptional marine wildlife and habitats that help drive our economy and inspire our way of life. πŸ”Ήplease maintain the full extent of protections for each of the California National Marine Sanctuaries. .
#montereybaynationalmarinesanctuary #nobluenogreen #oceanhuggingmovement

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#TBT "While the word sanctuary is associated with a place of refuge, national marine sanctuaries are developed with the purpose of achieving conservation while still allowing uses. Establishment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary does not mean that we remove ourselves from the system, but that we honor the life within it." - from The Otter Raft, Winter 1992, following the establishment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This sanctuary allows for commercial fishing and human recreational uses, while providing a clean habitat for marine wildlife - we all benefit from it! There is less than one week left to make your voice heard and fight for the preservation of this critical sanctuary at its current size. Submit your comments today! #throwbackthursday #marinesanctuaries #noaasanctuaries #seaotters #monterey #saveourshores #protectwildlife

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