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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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Repost from @natgeo - Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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#Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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#repost from @natgeo
Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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#repost from @natgeo
Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed. 
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world! Repost @natgeo
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california#marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts #natgeo #natgeowild #photography #ocean #sea #biodiversity


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@Regran_ed from @natgeo - Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts - #regrann


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#repost
Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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#Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts
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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A young harbor seal peeks at me over a mound of surf grass at Cortes Banks, a range of underwater mountains located 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This location, well known for stormy weather and giant waves, is a hotspot of biodiversity with an abundance of marine life found here. Places like this are oases of life in the sea, where each animal plays a role. Yet such places could easily be destroyed by a single fishing trawl net being dragged through it or by undersea drilling, and few would ever know it existed.
Naturalist John Muir once said, ""When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” Throughout my career of exploring our planet and especially the oceans, I have found this to be true: Everything is connected and every creature matters.

Follow @BrianSkerry and visit the undersea world!
#cortesbanks #johnmuir #california #marineprotection #seals #harborseal #seamounts


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Yes! Dog tags arrived! The life you save may be your own. In 1993 that became one of our mottos. These are slick #k38 mementos. I like! #dogtags #k38rescue #k38life #k38actual #goodtimes #cortesbanks #bigwave #lifesaving #rescuewatercraft #wayerreacue #legend #shawnalladio #jetski #kawasaki #paleotreats #hydroturf #bettybelts @riznwild @urbananchorprint #k38gear


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Need Labor Day weekend plans? Join us on a 3 days Dive to California’s best kept diving site, Cortes Banks! Only a few spots left so hurry and call the shop!!!


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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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#Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
#Repost @natgeo
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Photo by @BrianSkerry
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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#Repost @natgeo with @get_repost
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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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Photo by @BrianSkerry
Primordial Ocean - A Pacific Torpedo Ray swims through a kelp forest on Cortes Banks located 100-miles off the coast of San Diego, CA. This ray, a relative of the shark, is capable of delivering a 45-volt of electricity to its prey. Cortes Banks is a stunning kelp forest ecosystem, part of an undersea mountain range that is an oasis for marine wildlife.
To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry
#elasmobranch #california #cortesbanks #healthyoceans


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What is now a fond memory of one of the most amazingly chaotic and nearly tragic surf trips I’ve ever been on... my third trip out to the #cortesbanks @gerglong nearly drowned we almost sunk a hundred foot yacht and @shawndollar got himself in the #guinessworldrecord book for the second time. This image was back stage at the #wslbigwaveawards right after he won biggest wave honors for his efforts out at the bank... Im so stoked we’re all still here to laugh about it. #brotherhood💪 #bigwavesurfing #wslbigwavetour18


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Ask me how I know? A saying I use when training others to reach their maximum potential. #k38life #k38actual #kawasaki #jetski #bigwaves #cortesbanks #surfingsafety #rwcsaveslives #shawnalladio


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Pic Creds: @brianskerry A Bat Ray searches for food in the surf grass on the Cortes Banks located about 100 miles of the Coast of San Diego, California. Tags: #water #grass #ocean #bat #ray #batray #fish #fishies #fishies🐠 #sandiego #california #photography #animals #cortesbanks #sea


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Cortes Banks trip was a success this weekend. We made it to Cortes for day one and sacked lobsters left&right. Then headed on to Santa Barbara Island and finished off at Santa Cruz! ⚓️🌊
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#truthaquatics #vision #cortesbanks #sbi #santacruzisland #scuba #scubadiving #lobster #lobsterhunting #bugs #pacificocean #gatewaytothepacific #truth #conception #diving #oceanblue


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Join National Geographic underwater photographer Brian Skerry in the vibrant waters of Cortes Banks and prepare for a sensory overload. "For me, diving in Cortes Banks is like diving into an underwater kaleidoscope," says Skerry. "It is this fanciful, almost surreal place where green grass sways in a wavelike formation, and what appear to be palm trees are growing out of the seafloor. You’ve got bat rays and stingrays that are feeding down in that surf grass with dolphins overhead. It really is like swimming through the pages of a storybook in a 'Seuss-ical' sort of way, and with every dive you’re meeting this fascinating cast of characters. It’s really quite stunning and unlike anything else I’ve seen." Brian Skerry is a grantee of National Geographic's Expeditions Council. To learn more about the science and exploration supported by the nonprofit National Geographic Society, visit natgeo.org/grants 🌊🐋🦈🐬#nationalgeographic #brianskerry #cortesbanks #sandiego #california #greatdocumentary #sea #dolphins #rays #stingrays #lovethesea #lovethesealife #environment #seaislife #diving #underwater #instasea #instaocean #instaenvironment #instasealife #instavideo #instagram


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