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A slipper lobster (Scyallarides lateus) are said to be quite tasty which is why they are now endangered. Also called the Sea cricket and Cicala di mare in Italian (Cicada of the sea!) it is now rare over much of its range due to overfishing. The slipper lobster does not have claws, the highly prized flesh comes from the tail.
The large flat plates sticking out in front of its body are actually antennae!
Photo by @FotoNunoSa during our expedition with @oceanoazulfoundation and @NatGeoPristineSeas in the Azores.

#SlipperLobster #Slipper #lobster #rare #Azores #Faial #SaoJorge #Corvo #Pico #Flores #OceanoAzulExpedition


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From our Azores expedition partners @oceanoazulfoundation:
Throwback to a great close encounter with an eagle ray during #oceanoazulexpedition with our partners @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc shot by @fotonunosa #blueazores #ocean #pristineseas #science #conservation


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Throwback to a great close encounter with an eagle ray during #oceanoazulexpedition with our partners @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc shot by @fotonunosa #blueazores #ocean #pristineseas #science #conservation


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#Repost @natgeopristineseas with @get_repost
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There is something entirely transporting about film. In this case, it takes us back to our expedition to the Azores, where we spent a few weeks at sea with @oceanoazulfoundation and @waittfoundation studying the marine environments of these volcanic islands and their neighboring seamounts. Filming by @jonbetzfilms and @manusanfelix_official.

#oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean


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There is something entirely transporting about film. In this case, it takes us back to our expedition to the Azores, where we spent a few weeks at sea with @oceanoazulfoundation and @waittfoundation studying the marine environments of these volcanic islands and their neighboring seamounts. Filming by @jonbetzfilms and @manusanfelix_official.

#oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean


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Photo By @marinecolife - Portuguese man o'war. (Physalia physalis) looks like a single multi-cellular organism, it's actually a siphonophore—a colonial organism made up of multiple individual, specialized animals.
In the channel between S. Jorge and Pico islands, .
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📷: @manusanfelix_official ------------------------------------------------ #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc
#Repost #AzoresWhatElse #Azores #Açores #Portugal #View


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Our most recent expedition with @oceanazulfoundation and @waittfoundation was not only a successful scientific exploration, but also an outstanding adventure at sea. And since we have a love for numbers, here are a few from the expedition that stand out:
🐋28 researchers
🐋96 participants
🐋More than 600 dives and more than 500 hours spent underwater
🐋21,469 square kilometers of newly-mapped sea floor area
🐋650 miles travelled
🐋60 hours spent exploring the deep-sea ecosystems

Photographed by @pelayosalinas, researcher @jordichias investigates the waters of Flores Island | #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc


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Our most recent expedition with @oceanazulfoundation and @natgeopristineseas was not only a successful scientific exploration, but also an outstanding adventure at sea. And since we have a love for numbers, here are a few from the expedition that stand out:
🐋28 researchers
🐋96 participants
🐋More than 600 dives and more than 500 hours spent underwater
🐋21,469 square kilometers of newly-mapped sea floor area
🐋650 miles travelled
🐋60 hours spent exploring the deep-sea ecosystems

Photographed by @pelayosalinas, researcher @jordichias investigates the waters of Flores Island | #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc


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Our most recent expedition with @oceanazulfoundation and @waittfoundation was not only a successful scientific exploration, but also an outstanding adventure at sea. And since we have a love for numbers, here are a few from the expedition that stand out:
🐋28 researchers
🐋96 participants
🐋More than 600 dives and more than 500 hours spent underwater
🐋21,469 square kilometers of newly-mapped sea floor area
🐋650 miles travelled
🐋60 hours spent exploring the deep-sea ecosystems

Photographed by @pelayosalinas, researcher @jordichias investigates the waters of Flores Island | #oceanoazulexpedition #oceanoazulfoundation #NatGeo #pristineseas #blueazores #oceanconservation #Azores #science #ocean #emepc


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Faja Grande on Flores was a destination for all on our expedition who could get off the ship for a few hours. Located on Flores Island this is the a large volcanic "Fall", an area that over millennia has sheared away from the main flow, making for a nice place to put a city on the coast of Flores Island in the Azores. Jenn Caselle of @UCSB, Emanuel Goncalves of Oceano Azul and Whitney Goodell of the University of Hawaii enjoy a beautiful moment and some elevation ashore during our #OceanoAzulExpedition.

#Flores #Pico #Corvo #Faial #SaoJorge @NatGeoPristineSeas #FajaGrande


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A school of fish feeding on the gravel bottom shot by @thejoelepore during the #oceanoazulexpedition.
Honor points to the kind biology type that provides us the species common and Latin name.
#Azores #Portugal #flores #faial #pico #saojorge #corvo @natgeopristineseas @oceanoazulfoundation


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From our #oceanoazulexpedition, the marine biologist from Azores University, Jorge Fontes trying to found the sign transmited from the floats attached to pelagic cameras.@waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc #oceanoazulfoundation #ocean #conservation #pristineseas #science #blueszores


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A Bearded fireworm (Hermodice carunculata) slowly crawls across the sea floor in the Western Azores for our photographer, @thejoelepore.
These hungry polychaete worms are, like many colorful ocean creatures, venomous. The white hairs are bristles than can penetrate human skin and deliver a painful neurotoxin. Don’t touch.
#OceanoAzulExpedition #azores #portugal #flores #pico #faial #corvo #sãojorge @oceanoazulfoundation @natgeopristineseas #polychaeta #bristleworm #beardedfireworm


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A hermit of the Azores.
This hermit crab was photographed in the western #Azores by @theJoeLepore during the @WaittFoundation expedition with @OceanoAzulFoundation and @NatGeoPristineSeas.
#WaittExpedition #OceanoAzulExpedition #HermitCrab #


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The Blennies are just too much fun. Little guys, often perched in nooks or crannies or with their little heads poking out of holes. They're mouths often resemble insane grins and they often have little cirri protruding from their heads. We're not sure exactly which species this is, shout it out if you know.
This one was shot by the supertelented @ManuSanFelix_Official during the #oceanoAzulExpedition conducted oil the western Azores by @OceanoAzulFoundation and @NatGeoPristineSeas and ourselves.
#WaittExpedition #Blenny #Azores #Portugal


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Alicia Mirabiles. No, that’s not a new contestant on The Voice.
The Berried anemone resembles of pile of juicy berries during the day but at night the “berries” extend on columns and little tentacles extrude to sweep nutrients from the water. Worthy of a scene in a #SciFi movie, this little miracle happens right here on earth every night. In the Azores. Where we will soon present our results and continue talks with the local government on protections for 20% of their waters.
The #OceanoAzulExpedition with @natgeopristineseas and @oceanoazulfoundation will soon draw to a close but the work saving our oceans never ends.
#Portugal #Açores #Faial #Flores #Corvo #SãoJorge #Pico
Photo by @thejoelepore


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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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A crazy cornucopia of crustaceans and other creatures in this selection from the dropcams deployed during the expedition we just concluded in the Azores. In the future we’ll have something a bit more informative as to what you are looking at but we wanted to get you a peek. It’s pretty busy down there and super interesting.
@natgeopristineseas @oceanoazulfoundation @waittfoundation #oceanoazulexpedition #azores #portugal #deepsea #creatures #thedeep #dropcam


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A crazy cornucopia of crustaceans and other creatures in this selection from the dropcams deployed during the expedition we just concluded in the Azores. In the future we’ll have something a bit more informative as to what you are looking at but we wanted to get you a peek. It’s pretty busy down there and super interesting.
@natgeopristineseas @oceanoazulfoundation #oceanoazulexpedition #azores #portugal #deepsea #creatures #thedeep #dropcam


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The Blennies are just too much fun. Little guys, often perched in nooks or crannies or with their little heads poking out of holes. They're mouths often resemble insane grins and they usually have little cirri protruding from their heads which more often than not look like antlers or horns. We're not sure exactly which species this is, shout it out if you know.
This one was shot by the supertelented @ManuSanFelix_Official during the #oceanoAzulExpedition conducted oil the western Azores by @OceanoAzulFoundation and @NatGeoPristineSeas and ourselves.
#WaittExpedition #Blenny #Azores #Portugal


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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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These Horseshoe worms are like delicate little feathers seeking food in the ocean currents. Shot by @TheJoeLepore during our #OceanoAzulExpedition with @NG_PristineSeas. #Azores #Portugal #Faial #Corvo #SãoJorge #Pico #Flores


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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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Some creatures of the deep. Or the almost deep anyway. These are highlights from the Baited Remote Underwater Video that was deployed in the Mesophotic (or middle light 100-500 feet) zone during our recent expedition in the Azores.
#ucsb #casellelab #oceanoazulexpedition @oceanoazulfoundation @natgeopristineseas #bruv #creature #creaturefeature #azores #portugal #santamariamanuela @sevenseas_media @oceanarmor


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This is our #Fireworks display for the #4thofJuly. A gorgeous shot of a delicate marine organism with its tentacles extended, taken by @theJoeLepore during our recent expedition the western Azores.
Can you name this species?

Have a great holiday!

#FourthofJuly #Portugal #Azores #OceanoAzulExpedition @OceanoAzulFoundation @NG_PristineSeas. #Azores #Portugal #Faial #Corvo #SãoJorge #Pico #Flores


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A burst of color for your #4thofJuly. Shot by @theJoeLepore during the @WaittFoundation #OceanoAzulExpedition in the western #Azores.
we think these re jeweled anemones but aren't 100% sure. Any invertebrate ID experts out there want to help?
#Portugal #Azores #OceanoAzulExpedition @OceanoAzulFoundation @NG_PristineSeas. #Azores #Portugal #Faial #Corvo #SãoJorge #Pico #Flores #FourthOfJuly #holiday #starburst


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Some creatures of the deep. Or the almost deep anyway. These are highlights from the Baited Remote Underwater Video that was deployed in the Mesophotic (or middle light 100-500 feet) zone during our recent expedition in the Azores.
#ucsb #casellelab #oceanoazulexpedition @oceanoazulfoundation @natgeopristineseas #bruv #creature #creaturefeature #azores #portugal #santamariamanuela @sevenseas_media @oceanarmor


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Making sail on the 220 foot sailing ship #SantaMariaManuela during the #oceanoazulexpedition in the western #Azores #portugal.


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We think these are some Cup corals (all the scientists are on vacation) photographed by @thejoelepore during our #oceanoazulexpedition with @natgeopristineseas and @oceanoazulfoundation


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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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Another brilliantly colored Sea slug shot during our expedition in the Azores. Photo by @thejoelepore.
Using our personally inscribed handbook, “Marine Wildlife of the Mediterranean” from the one and only Enric Ballesteros and Toni Llobet, we think this is Felimido krohni.
Anyone care to check our work?
#nudibranch #seaslug #azores #portugal #oceanoazulexpedition @natgeopristineseas @emanueljfg @oceanoazulfoundation


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From @natgeopristineseas photographer @manusanfelix_official and our #OceanoAzulExpedition just concluded in the #Azores. ・・・
🇬🇧Unforgettable dive at Princesse Alice Bank 50 miles offshore Pico island. When we were doing our decompression stop after a deep dive at 44 m, a cloud of plankton surrounded us. Suddenly we where diving between millions of tiny colonies of radiolaria floating in the water column and a group of manta rays filtering the plankton bloom came straight to us. What a magic moment doing our decompression with these giants around us! Watch the video with the manta rays touching and hand shaking us! Shot with @jordichias 🇪🇸Inolvidable inmersión en el bajo Princesa Alice a unas 50 millas de la isla de Pico. Mientras hacíamos nuestra parada de descompresión después de una inmersión profunda a 44 metros nos envolvió una nube plancton. De repente estábamos buceando entre millones de minúsculas colonias de radiolarios cuando aparece un grupo de móbulas filtrando el plancton directamente hacia nosotros. Que momento mágico! Mira el vídeo como nos chocan la manos :) @natgeopristineseas @waittfoundation @oceanoazulfoundation #portugal #redcamera #canon #Atlantic #azores


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Chris Thompson, from the University of Western Australia, set up the polagic cameras for the #OceanAzulExpedition on the #SantaMariaManuela. In search of blue shark and whales, they captured images of dolphins playing around the cameras and later dived with a Mako shark - the oceans fastest swimming shark! #bluazores #ocean #conservation #science #oceanoazulexpedition


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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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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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Modern day whale hunters off Pico in the Azores.
Under strict permitting our expedition with the @oceanoazulfoundation and @natgeopristineseas was allowed to seek out Sperm whales and dive alongside them. Here representatives from all three of our organizations scan the horizon for a telltale blow of a whale on the surface. @manusanfelix_official, @thejoelepore and @emanueljfg we’re successful in their “hunt” and once again we caught a brief glimpse of the Cachalot.
#portugal #azores #cachalot #whales #spermwhales #pico #faial #sãojorge #oceanoazulexpedition


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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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A lovely little endemic nudibranch among the flowerlike corals of the Azores. This shot by @thejoelepore is from our #OceanoAzulExpedition with @natgeopristineseas, @oceanoazulfoundation and scientists from #Portugal and the #Azores. It’s been a wonderful month but now we have to come back to the beach, shake off dockwalk and our sea legs and get back to the hard work of protecting 20% of the waters of our oceans.


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Alicia Mirabiles. No, that’s not a new contestant on The Voice.
The Berried anemone resembles of pile of juicy berries during the day but at night the “berries” extend on columns and little tentacles extrude to sweep nutrients from the water. Worthy of a scene in a #SciFi movie, this little miracle happens right here on earth every night. In the Azores. Where we will soon present our results and continue talks with the local government on protections for 20% of their waters.
The #OceanoAzulExpedition with @natgeopristineseas and @oceanoazulfoundation will soon draw to a close but the work saving our oceans never ends.
#Portugal #Açores #Faial #Flores #Corvo #SãoJorge #Pico
Photo by @thejoelepore


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Sperm whales, mother and calf near Pico island. Shot by @manusanfelix_official Azores is one of the best places in the world for whale watching. @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas #bluazores #ocean #conservation #science #oceanoazulexpedition #pristineseas #emepc @marinhaportuguesa @santamariamanuela @norbertodiver


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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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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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Coming in hot from the Azores: Our team on expedition with @oceanoazulfoundation and @natgeopristineseas just discovered a new field of hydrothermal vents. “It’s like finding an alien environment on Earth,” explains Explorer-in-Residence & Pristine Seas founder @enricsala.
The @waittfoundation is looking forward to presenting expedition results to the regional government of the Açores and working together to protect 20% of their ocean.
Via #repost and @insidenatgeo.
#Açores #Azores #oceanoazulexpedition #SantaMariaManuela #GagoCoutinho #Faial #Pico #SãoJorge #Corvo #Flores


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