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Paradise on earth. I’ve never seen a sea so pristine and full of turtles, nudis and all kinds of the most strange marine creatures you can ever imagine. Love it!! #bunaken #sulawesi #pristineseas #nomadlife


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Here’s this Friday’s Fact! National Geographic is diving deep into the Pristine Seas to reveal the biodiverse life. It is really important to protect the Pristine Seas as they provide humans life.


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HUMANITY/ Próxima exhibición de arte contemporáneo en el pueblo mágico de Papantla, Veracruz, México 🇲🇽🇲🇽 #humanity #pristineseas #saveouroceans #saveourplanet #musicfestival #textilesdemexico #tulum #artemixtecozapoteco #artedemexico #artecontemporaneo #arte #hiperrealismo #papantla #cumbretajin


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Hitching a ride


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Just another reason that our actions need to change - Giant Kelp used to thrive in South Eastern Australia, but unfortunately less than 5% off the original forests remain.
This is why for @gabstanzi30 diving here was so incredible. She says "being in this remote and fragile environment for the first time was one of my most special underwater experiences. It took me 4 trips to Tasmania to finally see them. And I will never forget that day."
Photo by @gabstanzi30


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Free Diving with false killer whales @tomoka_fukuda during our #socorro Expedition for @oceanevolutionfilms
Socorro Evolution Film Coming Soon.
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• Photo @craigparryphotography
•Directed by: Roberto Ochoa
•Story teller: Jean-jacques Mayol
•Freedivers: Estrella Navarro Holm, Tomoka Fukuda, Camila Jaber, Natalie Parra, Craig Parry. •Director: Roberto Ochoa
•Film by: Cressi, Roberto Ochoa
•Supported by: Bonostudio Digital Agency, PADI, dan insurance , Sestante, Fun Baja SEABOB and Estrella Navarro
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•Filmed in Mexicoo, VisitMexico 🇲🇽 🌎 www.socorroevolution.com


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#happytimes for the ocean! The government of #NewCaledonia announced this week the protection of 28,000 square kilometers of coral reefs teaming with #sharks and other amazing #wildlife. Thanks for this gift to the world and congrats to the @natgeopristineseas and @waittfoundation team that surveyed and documented some of the most remote #reefs back in 2013! Great photo by the #hero @enricsala #letsmaketheoceangreatagain #oceanoptimism #happyfish


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I was nearing the end of my breath hold when the barracuda flashed by. My heart leapt a little and I felt myself instinctively swim upwards. I needed air. Seeing pelagic species always triggers an uncontainable excitement in me. And I can never keep my cool. And so a sufficient number of squeals and giggles later I dove back down, smile plastered to my face—heart still doing weird things—to watch this interaction between trophic levels unfold.


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The humpback whales are part of the landscape in the surroundings of Carlos III island in the Marine Park Francisco Coloane, one of our regular routes along the Magellan Strait.
What do you think about diving at the very end of the world and during the surface interval being able to enjoy the whales swimming around our vessel? Pretty unique don’t you think?
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#patagonia #scubadiving #scubadivingpatagonia #divingpatagonia #pristineseas #humpbackwhale #marineprotectedarea #liveaboard #whalewatching


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Beauties series-The oceans are so complex and diverse, the species diversity in the oceans ranges from 0.7 to 1.0 million species, with millions more bacteria, other microbes and viruses. Much of the biodiversity in the ocean, particularly in the deep sea and in the microbial ocean, is unknown, and up to 2,000 new species are described per year.
#underwaterphotography #photography #freediving #ocean #nature #wildlife #natgeo #pristineseas #wilderness
#explore #conservation #plongee #reef #puffer #uwphoto
#uwpics #picoftheday #saveoceans #epicimages #indopacific
#scubadiving #divers #wildlife #nature
#dive #beach #coralreef #marineanimals
#blueplanet #buceo @calloftheblue @underwater_world_
@discoverocean
@aquaticadigital @canonuk @natgeolatam @bbcearth


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Fish populations are declining everywhere. The ocean is drastically changing and places that used to be one way, no longer look the same. That is why the day I was face to face with this massive school of Jacks, all I could think of was how amazing it must have been to see the ocean before our time. What an experience it must have been to be underwater without big fisheries depleting fish numbers everywhere. Without restaurants selling shark fin soup or governments allowing nets for people to feel safe in the beach. This school of Jacks is the living proof that conservation efforts are making our oceans better. If only everyone put the same effort, the story would be different #underwaterphotography #underwater #padi #YourShotPhotographer #savetheocean #pristineseas #scubadiverslife #mexico #cabo #pulmo #scubadiving #meikon #blue #miracle #ocean #winter #water #nature #wildlife #naturephotography #canon #girlsthatscuba #andtakephotos #fish #biology


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Heading back to the Arctic on Thursday - this time to Svalbard and remote Franz Josef Land, one of the @natgeopristineseas sites. You will be able to follow updates using the hashtag #wwfvoices and on WWF's official page at @wwf as I look at biodiversity in the High Arctic.
#svalbard #franzjosefland

Thanks also to the fantastic team at @poseidonexpeditions for their assistance with logistics and support with key contacts for the Russian High Arctic - including members of their serving staff!

Photo by the talented @marc.o.de in 2016 (Nunavut, Arctic Canada) - will be without his good company and talented eye for a photo this time!

#arctic #wwf #svalbard #russia #norway #natgeo #pristineseas #polar #ExplorersClubMember #explorersclub #arcticocean #marineconservation #biodiversity #russianarctic #nationalpark #conservation #biodiversity #polarbears #arcticmammals #bears #earth #longyearbyen #poseidonexpeditions #northpole #Connect2Earth


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Diving through kelp forest can be just as fun as vibrant coral reefs, despite the freezing temps.


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Beautiful creatures series-
3 stats to reflect on .....
1-Abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear in the oceans makes up around 10 percent (640 000 tonnes) of all marine litter. This gear continues to catch fish through so called “ghost fishing”, and also traps turtles, seabirds and marine mammals.
2-Pressures on coastal and marine biodiversity continue to increase, as an estimated 40 per cent of the world’s population lives within 100km of the coast, putting unsustainable strain on coastal resources. Human population is projected to increase to more than 9 billion people by 2050, bringing increasing pressure marine and coastal resources.
3-More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each year, equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic every minute. As much as 80 per cent of all litter in our oceans is made of plastic. As many as 51 trillion microplastic particles — 500 times more than the stars in our galaxy — litter our oceans and seas, seriously threatening marine wildlife.
#underwaterphotography #photography #freediving #ocean #nature #wildlife #natgeo #pristineseas #wilderness
#explore #conservation #plongee #reef #coraltriangle #uwphoto
#uwpics #picoftheday #saveoceans #epicimages #indopacific
#scubadiving #divers #wildlife #nature
#dive #buceo #coralreef #marineanimals
#blueplanet #coral @canonphotos @underwater_world_
@calloftheblue @water_of_our_world
@aquaticadigital


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A dusky grouper during #oceanoazulexpedtion to Azores with @waittfoundation @natgeopristineseas #pristineseas @marinhaportuguesa #emepc
Shot by @manusanfelix_official
An Endangered species (IUCN Red List) widely targeted across its global range as adults for food, and is extremely slow to reach sexual maturity (around 5 years in females and 12 years in males). #ocean #conservation #science #blueazores #oceanoazulfoundation


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We’re walking on the right side of history by relinquishing single use plastic. The battle is far from won, and there’s so much more to do. But it’s a start! Great graphic, @suckin_in ! (By the way, this company, founded by our client @rheachhabria makes metal and bamboo straws that make great personalized gifts! Check them out! .
#plasticban #saynotoplastic #singleuseplastic #plasticsucks #plasticstrawssuck #marineconservation #mondaymotivation #pristineseas #ocean #oceanlove #diving #scubadiving #girlsthatscuba #scubadivingwomen #femaleentrepreneur #indiarising #incredibleindia


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Retro Octopus Collection out NOW!🐙100% of profits this month to National Geographic’s Pristine Seas💛Order today and check out the lower prices on our hats!!@natgeopristineseas @enricsala


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Humpback Whales Jumping in Salinas this weekend 🐋 🐳 ⛅️🌊 with @ortiz125 @stefanybjerre @olelolaaa #robertoochoahe


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Did you just say Friday? 😎 #robertoochoahe


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The sea of Life


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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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#tbt pristine barrier reef off of Grand Cayman 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #pristineseas #bluemind #snorkeling #100daysofblue #underwaterphotography #coral #ocean #nature #wildlife #wanderlust #neverstopexploring #getoutside #protectwhatyoulove #exploremore #liveblue #underwater #snorkellifeistheonlylife #barrierreef #caribbean


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Just another reason that our actions need to change - Giant Kelp used to thrive in South Eastern Australia, but unfortunately less than 5% off the original forests remain.
This is why for @gabstanzi30 diving here was so incredible. She says "being in this remote and fragile environment for the first time was one of my most special underwater experiences. It took me 4 trips to Tasmania to finally see them. And I will never forget that day."
Photo by @gabstanzi30


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The Castor in Boynton Beach a hot spot for Goliath’s during the aggregation Booked your dive yet ?


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Over these last few years I’ve become passionate about raising awareness for the numerous threats our oceans face. Diving has opened my eyes to what incredible and beautiful ecosystems there are deep beneath the surface, hidden away from most of our daily lives. Fortunately, @natgeo photographers like @paulnicklen have done some amazing work to improve the general public’s perception and understanding of key issues.

Make no mistake, global temperatures are rising, having a direct impact on wildlife migration patterns, sea levels, and weather systems. Pollution has become overwhelming, with islands of garbage and plastic forming in certain areas of the pacific. Illegal fishing is also taking its toll.

I guarantee that when you see a diseased salmon fish farm, a starving withered polar bear searching for ice to hunt on, or a sea turtle trapped within a discarded fishing net, you will appreciate the need for all of us to work together to develop more sustainable, responsible, and ethical practices right now. This simply cannot way any longer, and we’re all in this together. Follow @sea_legacy and @natgeopristineseas to learn more.
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Spotted in the waters around a coral atoll of New Caledonia, a Bargibant's pygmy seahorse is nearly invisible to the unaware observer while attached to a vibrant knotted sea fan. This seahorse, no longer than 2.7 centimeters, will spend its entire adult life attached to this sea fan, eating small crustaceans that swim by.

Photographed by @manusanfelix_official during our 2013 expedition to survey the remote coral islands and atolls of New Caledonia in the Coral Sea.


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largemouth blenny


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The largest type of ray in the world. The giant manta ray often visits shallow reefs of bajo Cope Ecuador to feed and to be cleaned by 'cleaner fishes'. #robertoochoahe


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Would you swim here?!😱 .
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#didyouknow Jellyfish Lake in Palau is usually filled with 20 million Golden Jellies. However, due to El Niño and a recent drought, jellyfish numbers have been declining. Scientists still believe there is hope for the jellyfish to repopulate, but climate change could pose a long-term threat to these incredible creatures🌊📸 @scubadiverlife


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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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Todos quieren salir en la foto....
Photo @robertoochoahe
www.diveinecuador.com


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This is my campfire, the thing I could stare at endlessly and still remain perpetually mesmerized by its flicker.


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Warrior Reef today


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The Titans on guard. Off to see the beginning of the aggregation in Jupiter this morning


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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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Imatge del pròxim video.. Posidònia, pulmó del Mediterrani #posidonia #unlimitedibiza #ibiza #pristineseas #turismesostenible


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#Repost @natgeopristineseas with @get_repost
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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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The largest member of the ray family is the Atlantic manta ray (Manta birostris), which has an average wingspan of 5.2–6.8 m (17–22 ft). #robertoochoahe


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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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Eggs for breakfast ? Good morning Monday !


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#Repost @cristinamittermeier (@get_repost)
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Earlier this year I was invited by @pristineseas, a @natgeo conservation Initiative, to participate in an expedition to northern Greenland. The purpose of the trip was to document the places in the Arctic where ice will disappear last, like the Thule region of Greenland, where I photographed this husky. In 20 years or less, much of the Arctic will be completely devoid of ice and the vast sea ice highways that the Inuit use to travel with their dogs will be gone forever. When that day comes, the last hunters of the north will no longer be able to access the edge of the sea, where today, with the help of their huskies, they are still able to hunt for wild food. With @paul Nicklen and @enricsala
#stopclimatechange #pristineseas #roadtoparis #INeedNature #EarthtoParis @sea_legacy @sonyalpha #sonycamera


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Goliath’s and Sharks yesterday 👏


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Sharks need our love and affection, not our fear and ire. 😍 🦈🦈🦈#robertoochoahe #sharkweek


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This place is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Like, next level beautiful 😍

#amazingbeach #peaceful #relaxedlevel100 #perfection #pristineseas #cantgetenough #dontwantogohome #beachdays #siqijor


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Lionfish are skilled hunters, using specialized bilateral swim bladder muscles to provide precise control of location in the water column, allowing the fish to alter its center of gravity to better attack prey .
They blow jets of water while approaching prey, apparently to disorient them, and swallow them in one go. They eat primary small fish, and in huge quantities. Unfortunately they are now getting into the Med and have decimated the Caribbean reefs...The Oceans are changing and we need to learn and adapt our behaviour.
#underwaterphotography #photography #freediving #ocean #nature #wildlife #natgeo #pristineseas #wilderness
#explore #conservation #plongee #reef #lionfish #uwphoto
#uwpics #picoftheday #saveoceans #epicimages #indopacific
#scubadiving #divers #wildlife #nature
#dive #beach #coralreef #marineanimals
#blueplanet #coral @calloftheblue @underwater_world_
@discoverocean @water_of_our_world
@aquaticadigital


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