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"HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" - The laughing gull, probably.
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The laughing gull is the most common seagull in the Caribbean Sea, and it gets its common name from its call, which sounds like high pitched laughing. #SeabirdSaturday
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📸: Dan Irizarry #ocean #oceans #seabird #seabirds


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The polar bear is the largest terrestrial predator in the Arctic, but it is formidable on land, on the ice surface and in the water. One of the polar bear's adaptations is the very large size of its feet, useful for walking across snow and for swimming.
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📸: Shutterstock #ocean #oceans #polarbear #bear #bears #cute #babyanimals


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The Endangered Species Act is one of our nation's most important, successful and popular laws – It has prevented 99% of the species under its care from going extinct! Tell your members of Congress to protect imperiled ocean life by opposing any legislation that would weaken the Endangered Species Act (Link in bio).
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📸: NOAA #ocean #oceans #manatee #manatees #takeaction


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🚨 SHARK SUNGLASSES GIVEAWAY! 🚨
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We are teaming up with @Knockaround sunglasses to give away a pair of their official 2018 @SharkWeek shades to THREE lucky shark-loving fans. Here’s how to enter:
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1) Follow @Oceana @Azuladotcom and @Knockaround
2) Tag friends in the comments below
3) One entry per comment
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Giveaway ends Friday June 30 at 12 p.m. EST and winners will be announced here shortly after. And remember, even if you don’t win, you can still purchase these sharky shades from Knockaround.com. $5 from every $35 pair sold will be donated back to @Oceana to help support campaigns to protect sharks and our oceans. Good luck shark-enthusiasts! 🦈
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#knockaround #oceana #sunglasses #sharkweek #giveaway #discoverysharks #sharks #savethesharks #marineconservation


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The walrus’s tusks are actually greatly elongated canine teeth. Both males and females have tusks, with the males’ being much longer. The largest tusks can reach lengths over three feet (one meter) long. They are used to fight to establish dominance hierarchies, to avoid predation, and to haul out on the ice surface to rest. They may also be used to maintain breathing holes in the ice so this species can feed under the ice during the winter.
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📸: Shutterstock #ocean #oceans #walrus #walruses #marinelife


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#FridayFeeling... Have an OTTERLY great weekend!
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📸: Kelp Grizzly Photography #ocean #oceans #weekend #seaotter #otter #cute #mood #marinelife #otters


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Mile-long drift gillnets snare, injure and kill large migratory ocean animals, including bottlenose dolphins, endangered fin whales and leatherback sea turtles. Buoy gear is proven to reduce bycatch while still effectively targeting swordfish off the West Coast. We must act fast to phase out California swordfish drift gillnets once and for all. Tell your members of Congress to support legislation to end the use of drift gillnets in waters off California and protect at-risk species from being killed by following the link in our bio.
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📸: Derek Gordon #ocean #oceans #dolphin #dolphins #takeaction


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Happy #FishyFriday! The largest fish in the world is the graceful, harmless whale shark. They reach the size of a school bus and their incredible size may help them to survive long migrations to abundant food sources, between which they may not be able to find enough food. Scientists believe that some individuals swim across entire oceans to arrive just in time for a plankton bloom or a mass spawning of fish or coral eggs – an amazing feat for a fish.
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📸: Leonardo Gonzalez #ocean #oceans #shark #sharks #whaleshark


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Tattling on your sibling like... What do you think this little Adelie penguin chick is telling his mom?
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The Adélie penguin is an Antarctic penguin, closely related to the gentoo and chinstrap penguins. Together, these three species are known as the brushtail penguins.
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📸: Shutterstock / Photodynamic #ocean #penguins #captionthis #penguin #ocean


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Fins from up to 73 million sharks end up in the global fin trade every year. We must act now to protect sharks and our oceans. Tell your representative to support a nationwide ban on the trade of shark fins by following the link in our bio. #FinBanNow
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📸: Shutterstock #ocean #oceans #shark #sharks #takeaction


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This Hawaiian monk seal is definitely in the right #mood for the first day of #summer! ☀️ The Hawaiian monk seal is a true seal that is generally restricted to the uninhabited northwest Hawaiian Islands, with small numbers of individuals living in the main Hawaiian chain. Like all seals, the Hawaiian monk seal feeds in the ocean but mates, gives birth to its pups, and rests on land. Unlike most seals, however, monk seals prefer to live a somewhat solitary lifestyle rather than forming large breeding/pupping rookeries.
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📸: Mark Sullivan #ocean #oceans #summer #SummerSolstice #cute #seal #seals #hawaii


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But first, let this sea lion take a selfie... #NationalSelfieDay
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📸: Chelsea Cameron #ocean #oceans #sealion #selfie


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