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From our expedition to Azores best kept secrets, a berried anemone. At night it changes shape to feed. Shot by @thejoelepore @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #pristineseas #emepc #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science


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Such a cool discovery made by our “brother” boat during last month’s #OceanoAzulExpedition.
Post from @oceanoazulfoundation
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New hydrothermal field discovered during the Oceano Azul Expedition in the Azores was named “LUSO”. What else?
The scientific team attributed this name because it was the first time that an expedition organized by a Portuguese institution, led by Portuguese scientists and using national ships and means finds a deep sea hydrothermal field in Portuguese waters. @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc #pristineseas #oceanoazulfoundation #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores #ocean #science #conservation


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New hydrothermal field discovered during the Oceano Azul Expedition in the Azores was named “LUSO”. What else?
The scientific team attributed this name because it was the first time that an expedition organized by a Portuguese institution, led by Portuguese scientists and using national ships and means finds a deep sea hydrothermal field in Portuguese waters. @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc #pristineseas #oceanoazulfoundation #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores #ocean #science #conservation


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The Blue Shark (Prionace glauca) is taken in large numbers (an estimated 20 million individuals annually), mainly as bycatch, but there are no population estimates and many catches are unreported. There is concern over the removal of such large numbers of this likely keystone predator from the oceanic ecosystem.
From our concluded #OceanoAzulExpedition in Azores islands. Footage by Pelagic Baited Cams from @christhompson_photo / University of Western Australia
@waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas #pristineseas #blueazores #ocean #conservation @marinhaportuguesa #emepc


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From the #OceanoAzulExpedition and our stop at Gigante seamount. Kyler from @natgeopristineseas team is up early to prep his full ocean depth dropcams and be the first deployment of the day. It can take a long time to fall to the bottom of the ocean.
38 58.8’N
029 53.6’W
Vido from @oceanoazulfoundation @marinhaportuguesa #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science #oceanoazulfoundation #pristineseas #emepc


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We are so proud to have spent June as mother ship to the Oceano Azul Foundation expedition with National Geographic Pristine Seas, Waitt Foundation and partners! Watch the National Geographic summary here! 👏 #Azores #emepc #pristineseas #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science


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Surrounded by barracudas at Princess Alice bank one week ago during the just concluded #oceanoazulexpedition shot by @manusanfelix_official @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc #pristineseas #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science @norbertodiver


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Our #oceanoazulexpedition is at the end and we are launching the first results to the scientific community and to the Regional Government of the Azores. Photo from our allies at the @oceanoazulfoundation and @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc #blueazores #oceanconservation #science #pristineseas @santamariamanuela


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Some of the numbers of Oceano Azul Expedition that explored the Azores archipelago for the last 3 weeks presented by the great Alan Friedlander. Pretty impressive! #oceanconservation #science #ocean #blueazores #oceanoazulfoundation @natgeo @santamariamanuela @waittfoundation @marinhaportuguesa @natgeopristineseas @oceanoazulfoundation @natgeoadventure


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The marine life in the Azores is unique and fragile. A great footage by @manusanfelix_official @ Princess Alice seamount @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc #pristineseas #oceanconservation #blueazores #oceanoazulexpedition @norbertodiver


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The #oceanoazulexpedition is at the end and we are launching the first results to the scientific community and to the Regional Government of the Azores. @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc #blueazores #oceanconservation #science #pristineseas @santamariamanuela


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Finally back on dry land in Horta after a great expedition with @oceanoazulfoundation @waittfoundation and @natgeopristineseas. Now time for a gin tonic at Peters Bar! Our beautiful ship @santamariamanuela - how an amateur and a pro get the shot @thejoelepore #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores


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The largest predator that ever existed thrives here in the Azores. We need to protect the ocean and do it now! Wrapping up the Oceano Azul expedition, we connected with the magnificent beings. #oceanconservation #science #ocean #blueazores #oceanoazulfoundation @natgeo @santamariamanuela @waittfoundation @marinhaportuguesa @natgeopristineseas @oceanoazulfoundation @natgeo @natgeoadventure


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Princess Alice Bank is a submerged seamount known for the abundance of pelagic marine life seen there. And sure enough, during one of our dives at the seamount yesterday we found ourselves among this school of box rays, Mobula tarapacana, gliding gently through the water, feeding on plankton. This species of ray can reach up to 12 feet in width!

Shot by @manusanfelix_official with @jordichias on our expedition to the Azores in partnership with @oceanoazulfoundation and @waittfoundation | #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc


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Sunset at Pico island, Azores. The Oceano Azul Expedition is almost done. Last sunset at sea. Some more work to do tomorrow and then back to port at Horta. #oceanconservation #science #ocean #blueazores #oceanoazulfoundation #oceanoazulexpedition @natgeo @santamariamanuela @waittfoundation @marinhaportuguesa @natgeopristineseas @oceanoazulfoundation


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Jorge Fontes, a scientist free diver on is work @ Corvo trying to catch dusky groupers to tag them with an acoustic device. The purpose is to follow their movements to know their behaviour. Shot by @manusanfelix_official. @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science #pristineseas #emepc


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From our partners on the #OceanoAzulExpedition in the Azores at @natgeopristineseas
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Diving among nimble schools of grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) and white trevally (Pseudocaranx dentex) in the waters of Corvo Island.

Shot by @jonbetzfilms on our expedition to the Azores in partnership with @oceanoazulfoundation and @waittfoundation | #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #waittexpedition #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc


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On Wednesday, scientists discovered a new hydrothermal field on the seamount Gigante at 570m depth and 60 miles from Faial island, Azores! A great discover and we're so happy to be a part of it! And here we have the #OceanAzulExpedition Project Director Emanuel Goncalves and Project Leader Paul Rose aboard the SMM answering questions about the diverse marine life in the Azores from school children around the world! #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science #oceanoazulfoundation


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Loggerhead turtle hanging with his mate, a juvenile imperial blackfish @natgeopristineseas @waittfoundation @oceanoazulfoundation #aquaticadigital #gh5 #freediving #turtle #azores #blueazores


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#Repost @natgeopristineseas ⠀ ⠀

離印尼佛洛勒斯島幾英里的海上,原本等待的是大青鯊的出現,卻來了意外的訪客----尖吻鯖鯊。

Photographed about four miles offshore from Flores Island yesterday: The tagging team were been looking for blue sharks to tag, but instead they came across this beautiful female Mako shark.
Shot by @manusanfelix_official on our expedition to the Azores in partnership with @oceanoazulfoundation and @waittfoundation | #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc

六月焦點:海洋
珍惜孕育萬物起始之地,分享你所看見海洋的美麗與哀愁
Tag @natgeomedia + #loveocean,我們會於每周分享主題精選照片。
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June Spotlight : ocean
Care about the ocean, we love where we come.
Tag @natgeomedia + #loveocean , We' ll post favorites next week.


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The Princesa Alice seamount is a magnet for marine megafauna! On the Oceano Azul Expedition in the Azores. #oceanconservation #science #ocean #blueazores #oceanoazulfoundation @natgeo @santamariamanuela @waittfoundation @marinhaportuguesa @natgeopristineseas @oceanoazulfoundation


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Meet an amazing group of visitors that we found yesterday at Princess Alice bank.
Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) footage by baited drop cams at 10m depth. @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc
#oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores #pristineseas #ocean #conservation #science @santamariamanuela @cmarinefutures @universitywa


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Some days ago at Flores we dove with this amazing school of triggerfish... some hours later we decide to return to the same area and look what we found. Sad! Shot by @manusanfelix_official @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #pristineseas #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science #emepc


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We spent the day filming whales off the coast of Pico Island. Our guide, Norberto, on the lookout. @natgeopristineseas @oceanoazulfoundation @waittfoundation #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores


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Ocean Azul Expedition continues to discover a new marine world in the Azores and we're so proud to be a part of that! Here are some scientists tidying up aboard the SMM after a good day of diving :) #oceanoazulfoundation #SMM #ocean #conservation #science #blueazores


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Expedição Oceano Azul descobre novo campo hidrotermal nos Açores.

No âmbito da expedição científica Oceano Azul, a equipa científica dedicada ao estudo dos ecossistemas do mar profundo a bordo do NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho, empenhado na missão do Projeto de Mapeamento do Mar Português do Instituto Hidrográfico, descobriu, através de mergulhos com o ROV “LUSO" da EMEPC, um novo campo hidrotermal nos Açores. Localizado a 570 metros de profundidade, no monte submarino Gigante, a 60 milhas da ilha do Faial, este novo campo hidrotermal é uma zona de elevada riqueza biológica e mineral. Foto de Nuno Sá @fotonunosa
#oceanoazulexpedition @oceanoazulfoundation @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @insidenatgeo @marinhaportuguesa #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science #pristineseas #EMEPC


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A beautiful encounter between @thejoelepore and a school of devil rays (Mobula tarapacana) today at Princess Alice seamount. A Vulnerable species according the IUCN Red List. @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #oceanoazulexpedition #pristineseas #blueazores #ocean #conservation #blueazores #science #emepc


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Exciting news! Oceano Azul Expedition discovers a new hydrothermal field on the seamount Gigante at 570m depth and 60 miles from Faial island. @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #blueazores #oceanoazulfoundation #emepc #ocean #conservation #science #emepc #pristineseas @emanueljfg @paulroseexplorer


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The perfect conditions for exploration don’t just put wind in your sails; they put a spring in your step and an extra tug in your arms. And we were lucky to have them on our side as we set sail from Flores for Gigante Seamount, where we are deploying our drop cameras for a look at the depths around the seamount.

Shot by @jonbetzfilms on our expedition to the Azores in partnership with @oceanoazulfoundation and @waittfoundation | #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc


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Getting ready to drop cams at Gigante seamount. Kyler from @natgeopristineseas team is setting everything up. Good morning from 38 58.8’N 029 53.6’W @waittfoundation @marinhaportuguesa #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science #oceanoazulfoundation #pristineseas #emepc


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Goodbye Corvo, you were beautiful. Now on to the seamounts! @natgeopristineseas @oceanoazulfoundation @waittfoundation #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores


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Post from the @oceanoazulfoundation and our expedition together in the Azores.
@thejoelepore spotted this hermit crab (Calcinus tubularis) hiding in its hole. Our expert in invertebrates @davitindiaz counted 915 hermit crabs until June 14th. #oceanoazulexpedition @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa @santamariamanuela #emepc #ocean #conservation #science #blueazores #pristineseas


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Underwater cinematographer @manusanfelix_official captured this close-up of a huge dusky grouper eye surrounded by fish lice while diving at Corvo Island. “It is so impressive to dive with big fishes that you don’t pay attention to small details. But this grouper was so curious and friendly that I saw the fleas concentrated around his eyes,” he wrote from the field. These tiny parasitic copepods feed on the mucus and blood of their host fish.

Shot by @manusanfelix_official on our expedition to the Azores in partnership with @oceanoazulfoundation and @waittfoundation | #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc


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@thejoelepore spotted this hermit crab (Calcinus tubularis) hiding in its hole. Our expert in invertebrates @davitindiaz counted 915 hermit crabs until June 14th. #oceanoazulexpedition @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa @santamariamanuela #emepc #ocean #conservation #science #blueazores #pristineseas


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Made a friend. Blacktail comber at Corvo Island @natgeopristineseas @oceanoazulfoundation @waittfoundation #azores #BlueAzores


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O ambiente a bordo do SMM durante a expedição científica da @oceanoazulfoundation não podia ser melhor e estas fotografias do comandante do SMM mostram como trabalho e alegria (aliados à paisagem estonteante dos Açores) combinam na perfeição! #emepc #blueazores #azores #ocean #conservation #science


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From one of our own via #Repost @oceanoazulfoundation
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Pontonia pinnophylax, a crustacean that lives inside the rough pen shell (Pinna rudis). Beautiful and exquisite sea creature shoted by @thejoelepore at Corvo island. @waittinstitute @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science #pristineseas


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Check out the mid mission stats from #oceanoazulexpedition.
#Repost from our partners at @oceanoazulfoundation
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Until the 14th June... amazing work + great teams. Go go go, we have one more week of #oceanoazulexpedition. Stay tuned! @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc #oceanoazulfoundation #pristineseas #ocean #conservation #science #blueazores


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Until the 14th June... amazing work + great teams. Go go go, we have one more week of #oceanoazulexpedition. Stay tuned! @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc #oceanoazulfoundation #pristineseas #ocean #conservation #science #blueazores


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Pontonia pinnophylax, a crustacean that lives inside the rough pen shell (Pinna rudis). Beautiful and exquisite sea creature shoted by @thejoelepore at Corvo island. @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science #pristineseas


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Diving among nimble schools of grey triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) and white trevally (Pseudocaranx dentex) in the waters of Corvo Island.

Shot by @jonbetzfilms on our expedition to the Azores in partnership with @oceanoazulfoundation and @waittfoundation | #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc


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From expedition partners @oceanoazulfoundation and our own @thejoelepore-
Horseshoe worms at Corvo island. Beautiful underwater “garden”. Shot by @thejoelepore #oceanoazulexpedition @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa @santamariamanuela #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science #pristineseas #emepc


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Take a sneak peek of a male Azorean wrasse (Symphodus caeruleus) doing its nest @Corvo island. This is the only endemic fish known in Azores. Footage by @davidbecas @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa @santamariamanuela #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #pristineseas #ocean #blueazores #conservation #science #emepc


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O tubarão-mako é, segundo a National Geographic, o mais rápido dos mares e tivemos um encontro (muito) próximo com ele na Ilha das Flores durante a expedição científica, liderada pela @oceanoazulfoundation ! (Vídeo de Nuno Sá)
#oceanoazulfoundation #BlueAzores #ocean
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From our Azores expedition partners at @oceanoazulfoundation:
Based on the new bathymetry recently acquired by the hidrographic ship "Almirante Gago Coutinho", a network of sampling sites was planned around Corvo island aiming to learn more about the biological assemblages living on the sea floor.
Four days, 30 sites, 18 divers and 200 dives between all the members of the different teams. #oceanoazulexpedition @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa @santamariamanuela #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science #pristineseas #emepc

Back to Flores to explore more. Go go go!


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The old village on Corvo with Flores in the background. #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores


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Based on the new bathymetry recently acquired by the hidrographic ship "Almirante Gago Coutinho", a network of sampling sites was planned around Corvo island aiming to learn more about the biological assemblages living on the sea floor.
Four days, 30 sites, 18 divers and 200 dives between all the members of the different teams. #oceanoazulexpedition @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa @santamariamanuela #blueazores #ocean #conservation #science #pristineseas #emepc

Back to Flores to explore more. Go go go!


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From our PI on the Azores Expedition, a great shot of him and Alan Friedlander, @natgeopristineseas Science Master. Pic and post by @emanueljfg. ・・・
With the great Alan Friedlander, chief scientist of National Geographic Pristine Seas at the amazing north coast of Corvo evaluating the coastal fish fauna. #oceanconservation #science #ocean #blueazores #azores #oceanoazulfoundation #oceanoazulexpedition @natgeo @oceanoazulfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa @waittfoundation @santamariamanuela


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A close encounter with a Mako shark at Flores island.
Stay tuned for more clouse encounters!
Footage by @fotonunosa
#oceanoazulexpedition
@waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc
#oceanoazulfoundation #BlueAzores #ocean #conservation #science #pristineseas


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With the great Alan Friedlander, chief scientist of National Geographic Pristine Seas at the amazing north coast of Corvo evaluating the coastal fish fauna. #oceanconservation #science #ocean #blueazores #azores #oceanoazulfoundation #oceanoazulexpedition @natgeo @oceanoazulfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa @waittfoundation @santamariamanuela


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Here in Corvo there is one of the few examples of a voluntary marine reserve established a decade ago by the community. Dusky groupers which have been overfished elsewhere thrive here! Na reserva voluntária da ilha do Corvo os meros são abundantes e protegidos. #oceanconservation #science #ocean #blueazores #azores #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation @santamariamanuela @waittfoundation @marinhaportuguesa @natgeopristineseas @oceanoazulfoundation @natgeo


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On the western coast of Flores Island, steep cliffs give way to flat, coastal areas called fajãs. This fajã was created by lava flows and provides an ideal underwater habitat for a variety of marine life.
Shot by @jonbetzfilms and @manusanfelix_official on our expedition to the Azores in partnership with @oceanoazulfoundation and @waittfoundation | #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc


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Here we are in one of the most beautiful spots in Azores and the most remote one, Corvo island. Ten years ago, the fishermen create a volunteer reserve to protect groupers for touristic dive. The touristic dive center disappear but the volunteer reserve is “alive and kicking”. Shots by @thejoelepore @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa @santamariamanuela #oceanoazulexpedition #azores #blueazores #ocean #science #oceanconservation #emepc


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Photographed about four miles offshore from Flores Island yesterday: The tagging team were been looking for blue sharks to tag, but instead they came across this beautiful female Mako shark.
Shot by @manusanfelix_official on our expedition to the Azores in partnership with @oceanoazulfoundation and @waittfoundation | #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc


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Fishing with a local traditional fisherman, Senhor Pereira. We came to film for a documentary by National Geographic Pristine Seas. @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas #oceanoazulexpedition #blueazores #ocean #conservation #emepc @marinhaportuguesa


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