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This is epic 😂 @fathomlesslife - Getting kids out on the water to experience amazing wildlife first hand in all its glory is why we started O'Seas !! I would be so stoked to see this whale soaring out of the sea - looks like he is too! 🐋
Whose been whale watching before? What species did you see and where! 🤗
Video via @nootka_wilderness_lodge
#whale #whales #ocean #sea #animals #nature #oceanlover #oceanlife #saltlife #conservationcrew #oseas #whalewonder #wondersofthesea #youtheducation #ecotourism

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Perks of the job #conservationcrew

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The incredible people I get to work with and the ridiculous things I get to do. SMH 🙈
#LoveMyLife
Repost from @thesharkdoctor using @RepostRegramApp - Last month I had the opportunity to dive with #bluesharks and #makosharks with @joeromeiro333 , @pauldegelder , and the Pelagic Expeditions Team (@rhodeislandsharkdiving and @ndpicha ). We were beyond successful and after spending nearly an hour in the water with this beautiful blue shark, my passion to implement new strategies and create new technologies to save them is even greater!
Thanks to the #pelagicexpeditions crew for the experience of a lifetime! #sharkweek #sonofjaws #montauk #liveyourdreams #conservationcrew @cressi1946 #cressi #naturephotography #nature #wildlife #scubadiving #PADI @paditv @oseasfdn #oseas #montauk #sharksofnewyork #newyork #starisland

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Last month I had the opportunity to dive with #bluesharks and #makosharks with @joeromeiro333 , @pauldegelder , and the Pelagic Expeditions Team (@rhodeislandsharkdiving and @ndpicha ). We were beyond successful and after spending nearly an hour in the water with this beautiful blue shark, my passion to implement new strategies and create new technologies to save them is even greater!
Thanks to the #pelagicexpeditions crew for the experience of a lifetime! #sharkweek #sonofjaws #montauk #liveyourdreams #conservationcrew @cressi1946 #cressi #naturephotography #nature #wildlife #scubadiving #PADI @paditv @oseasfdn #oseas #montauk #sharksofnewyork #newyork #starisland

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"I really wanted to depict how the world is in our hands and it's up to us to save it, the watch symbolizes how few in amount of minutes are left" -Hugh Roberts, member of the week #ConservationCrew

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While spending time on the water this summer, I passed one piling of a marina that had a bunch of shark tails pinned to it. Upon closer inspection, I saw that these were the tails of #shortfin #mako#sharks. Three to four of these were from sharks that were most likely around 200-300lbs, but unfortunately many of these tails looked like the were from 80-100lbs animals (juveniles). Due to recent and unsustainable catches of mako sharks, new regulations/protections are on the way. Remember - an ocean without sharks is going to be a very unhealthy one. So if you happen to catch a shark give it a big ole' kiss and let it go! #stopsharkfinning #sharkfinningsucks #LOVEnotHATE #fishing #sharkfishing #sharkweek @oseasfdn #conservationcrew #sharks#liveyourdreams #conservation #nature #wildlife

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While spending time on the water this summer, I passed one piling at a marina that had a bunch of shark tails pinned to it. Upon closer inspection, I saw that these were the tails of #shortfin #mako #sharks. Three to four of these were from sharks that were most likely around 200-300lbs, but unfortunately many of these tails looked like the were from 80-100lbs animals (juveniles). Due to recent and unsustainable catches of mako sharks, new regulations/protections are on the way. Remember - an ocean without sharks is going to be a very unhealthy one. So if you happen to catch a shark give it a big ole' kiss and let it go!
#sharkweek @oseasfdn #conservationcrew #sharks #liveyourdreams #conservation #nature #wildlife

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A quick glimpse of my work that I conducted at the Marine Biological Laboratory (@mblwoodshole ). So excited to have had the opportunity to conduct this important work and will share the results shortly! Any idea on what species of shark this is and what I'm studying?? #woodshole #liveyourdreams #mbl #nevergiveup @oseasfdn #oseas #oseasfdn #conservationcrew #sharkproject

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@Regrann from @sharkweek - @thesharkdoctor: A #greatwhiteshark (the proper name is simply a “white shark”) has a variety of unique characteristics that make them elusive predators. Although they may be massive, these silent hunters utilize these characteristics (#countershading, #speed, #curiosity, #intelligence?) to surprise their often incredibly agile prey like seals and sea lions. Would you swim with a shark that has a smile like this? #SharkWeek2017 #oseas #conservationcrew @oseasfdn #Montauk #SharksandtheCity #AlienSharks #AfricanSharkSafari.
To see more photos like this and to help support our global shark conservation initiatives, please follow @TheSharkDoctor. - #regrann

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🤜⚡️🤛Our 2017 South-by-Southeast Ambassador Tribe crushed it. From the #RGV to the #CoastalBend ❤️ to the piney woods of East Texas, these 28 showed up big. Our strongest A-Team to date represented 18 #txstateparks, and contributed more than 1000 volunteer hours (!!!). From our Project Log they reported 64,000+ social media impressions (!), generated 270+ hands-on service hours 💪, and made 3400+ outreach contacts. Our hats are off to these state park stewards on a job well done! 🙏 May your adventures in Texas State Parks continue! 📷@adventures_in_texas
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#outdoortribe #optoutside #publiclands #conservationcrew #txstateparks #crushedit #winning #ateam #volunteeroutside #stateparkpride #stateparklove #adventureon

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"My favorite part about wildlife is the vibe of the California Redwoods" -Will Ziegler, member of the week #ConservationCrew

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A #Caribbean #reefshark shark slowly passes overhead during a reef survey in the #bahamas. I would write more but my brain is fried!
#sharkweek #montauk #Bimini #liveyourdreams #oseas @oseasfdn #conservationcrew

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What we did yesterday for #sharkweek was out of this world! Although I cannot tell you what it was, all I have to say is that it was beyond the most incredible, terrifying, and mind-blowing things I've ever done in my life. I'm grateful to have had this opportunity to work alongside @pauldegelder and @joeromeiro333 and thankful for the #pelagicexpeditions team (@ndpicha and @rhodeislandsharkdiving ) for all of their hard work! A few more days to go - let's hope the sharks cooperate! Yo - @timmyodrone see you in Montauk!!!! #sharkweek #oseas #conservationcrew #bluesharks #sonofjaws #montauk #liveyourdreams @discoverychannel #explore #sharkdiving #cressi

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Sharks and humans - we can coexist happily if given the chance! This is Dr Erich Ritter from SharkSchool, enjoying some one on one time with this beautiful tiger 🦈🦈 Beautiful picture by @adriandan who came to Fiji for Shark School this August #jawsisnotreal .
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#diving #shark #sharks #sharklife #sharklove #sharkweek #sharkaddicts #savesharks #tigershark#nature #conservationcrew #respectnature #liveyourdeams #wildlife #sealife #underwater #photography #scuba

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After spending five years of intermittent travel to #Bimini in search of seeing my first #greathammerhead #shark, I finally got to dive below the sea surface and get face to face with this incredible animal. At the very end of the dive and as the sun was slowly falling towards the horizon, the #hammerhead swam directly over me. The second I snapped this shot, I was beyond excited because I knew it was the shot I was hoping for.

Several years later, an organization I used to be a part of tried to sue me for my own photo as they claimed they owned it because..well i’m not sure why. Being that I took it with my own camera, paid for my own expedition, and paid for the boat rental - their little lawsuit was quickly squashed and I got to fully use this photo again.
This is another lesson learned that humans are often far more dangerous than these beautiful creatures that I swim with. So get out there and live the life you have always imagined! Follow your dreams and make sure you don’t let anyone get in the way of that!

#SharkWeek #liveyourdreams #oseas #conservationcrew #bimini #scuba #naturephotography #discovery #scubadiving #bahamas #explore #cressi #riseabove

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@thesharkdoctor: "So proud to announce the publication of @MarcellaUchoa ’s M.Sc. work that she conducted in #Bimini on #bullsharks and #Caribbean #reefsharks! I was honored to be a co-supervisor of this important work and the promise of the #Biorock technology as a #coralreef restoration technique…and potential shark deterrent...is becoming even more of a reality!

Check out Marcella’s paper here: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15707563-00002531

#sharkweek #barrierreef #Bahamas #liveyourdreams #sharkscience @thesharkdoctor #oseas #conservationcrew #coconutcove #BigGame #BiminiSands #TriangleRocks #animalconservation #sharkconservation #sharkresearch #discovery @discoverychannel @animalplanet @racingextinction @chasingcoral

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So proud to announce the publication of @MarcellaUchoa ’s M.Sc. work that she conducted in #Bimini on #bullsharks and #Caribbean #reefsharks! I was honored to be a co-supervisor of this important work and the promise of the #Biorock technology as a #coralreef restoration technique…and potential shark deterrent...is becoming even more of a reality!

Check out Marcella’s paper here: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15707563-00002531

#sharkweek #barrierreef #Bahamas #liveyourdreams #sharkscience @oseasfdn #oseas #conservationcrew #coconutcove #BigGame #BiminiSands #TriangleRocks #animalconservation #sharkconservation #sharkresearch #discovery @discoverychannel @animalplanet

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The highly social and energetic Verreaux’s #sifaka of Madagascarcar. The sifakas are incredible to watch due to their elegance in both trees and on land. But, due to the length differential between their front and hind legs, these animals can only hop on land - which eventually led to their nickname “the dancing lemurs”. #Madagascar #oseas #conservationcrew #liveyourdreams

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After the lions finished eating, the vultures came in and finished off the carcass! In just a few minutes, the entire carcass transitioned from a beautiful buffalo to just bones. These scavengers are the cleanup crew of #krugernationalpark and seem to be the land version of piranha - opportunistically tearing away the remnants of the carcass to maximize their survival! #krugernationalpark #kruger #sabieriver #southafrica #liveyourdreams #oseas #conservationcrew @krugernationalpark

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"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books." - John Lubbock. ☁️ Photo by @marcogrob of @leonardodicaprio

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"Wildest places must be experienced to be truly understood.
The shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus)
Baja California Sur. @pelagicsafari Photo @jchauser 📷
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#MakoShark #Oceans #Sharks #SharkEncounter #Reflections #Freedive #Explore #Baja #OpenOcean #Safari #Adventure #Discover #explore #conservationcrew #oseas #shark #openocean

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After nearly spending two months in #KrugerNationalPark, my life has drastically changed and has ignited another passion to develop alternative approaches to end the senseless slaughter of some of the most precious wildlife on the planet.
Here is a white rhino and its name is actually derived from a mistranslation from Dutch to English. The name is thought to have originated from the Dutch word “wijd”, meaning “wide” in English. Regardless, on my last trip, I unfortunately was exposed to the devastation associated with a poaching event. It was dishearting to see a massive adult male rhino laying motionless on its side without any of its beautiful keratin-based horns. To me, this is the perfect illustration of what is wrong with humans - we let money interfere with making appropriate and educated decisions. Due to this, #rhinos aren’t the only animals facing extinction.
I hope that we can find additional methods to fight poaching and save these beautiful animals from further demise so we can see more of these baby rhinos cruising the South African grasslands like the one in this photo. #southafrica #conservationcrew @krugernationalpark @latestkruger #liveyourdreams #rhino

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An exciting #conservation project I started last year in #KrugerNationalPark! Can anyone guess what this animal is?

#Conservationcrew @oseasfdn #oseas @animalplanet @discoverychannel #kruger #liveyourdreams #protectwildlife #rhino #antipoaching #southafrica #big5 @rhinos.daily @rhinosinafrica

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My first #breach! After 3 hours, I couldn't hold the camera up anymore. As soon as I put it down, it happened...so I missed the shot! Ahh! #sharkweek #oseas #conservationcrew @oseasfdn #whiteshark #southafrica #gansbaai #canonusa #nature #naturephotography

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I grew up in #NewYork and one of my goals after I received my Ph.D. was to establish a #shark research and youth education initiative. Through my nonprofit @oseasfdn (www.oseasfdn.org) and from 2012-2015, I spent countless hours on the water and although I did capture and tag several small #whitesharks, I never saw a white shark on my #BRUVS (Baited Remote Underwater Video System). However, it wasn’t until making #SharksandtheCity: NewYork with my brother @TimmyODrone that we made a major breakthrough and #discovery. Over the span of just 8 days, we were able to film 9 different white sharks and this year, the results are even more astounding! By the way, how many different white sharks do you see in this video and what are some of the techniques scientists use to ID sharks?
#SharkWeek @Oseasfdn #oseas #conservationcrew #liveyourdreams #Montauk #MontaukPoint #StarIsland #whiteshark #sharks @discoverychannel @animalplanet @sharkweek #nature

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@thesharkdoctor: "
Here is one last photo that is a true illustration that a dream can become a reality with hard work, passion, determination, and the ability to never give up. During this #sharksafe project, I drilled a hole in my foot, had two guns drawn at me, initially experienced extreme opposition by the local community that quickly turned into support, got a substantial amount of my research gear cut out of the water (requiring me to buy all new gear), had local scientists try to sabotage my project, and got the opportunity to swim outside of the cage with #whitesharks over 65 times! What I learned from this experience is that humans are far more dangerous than sharks and that you should never let jealousy or someone else’s unhappiness get in the way of the successful accomplishment of your goals. All of you people that are fans of #SharkWeek should know that no dream is ever too big. So get out there, work your butt off, set your sights high, and I can’t wait to hear about what you accomplished between now and Shark Week 2018. Thanks @DanielBotelho for the amazing photo ! @SharkWeek @DiscoveryChannel #conservationcrew #sharksamongus @ginascarpulla @marcellauchoa @jungle2sea #sharksafebarrier @sharkdivingunlimited @stellenboschuni #sharkresearch #sharkconservation #saveouroceans #saveseas #saltlife #surf #ecofriendly #shark #sharkcrew

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Thanks for your work @thesharkdoctor. Head of research projects at KZN Sharks Board told me (to my face and on camera) they will not use this and are not collaborating with outside efforts. Is that interesting or surprising to you? ・・・
@thesharkdoctor: "Over the past 8-9 years, I have been diligently working to find a non-lethal alternative that would be an eco-friendly replacement for the detrimental shark nets that are used in areas such as #SouthAfrica and #Australia. This passion led to the development of the #Sharksafe barrier, a technology that integrates both visual (i.e. artificial kelp) and magnetic (i.e. permanent magnets) stimuli to deter #sharks away from a region. After substantial collaboration with @oseasfdn, @SharkProject, @SharkDivingUnlimited, @TarongaZoo, @StellenboschUni and many more organizations, we were able to make this project transition from a dream to a reality.
In 2017, we published one of our final research studies that illustrated that our newly designed Sharksafe Barrier exclusion square can successfully exclude #whitesharks from bait! Thank you @DanielBotelho for taking some incredible photographs to help tell our story - we are honored to have you as our #Sharksafe barrier photographer! We hope that in the very near future, our non-invasive system will be adopted as a successful and non-lethal alternative to shark nets! To find out more about our technology, please follow me @TheSharkDoctor." #SharksAmongUs #EcoFriendly #NoSharkCull #SharkConservation #Conservation #innovation #LiveyourDreams #Oseas #ConservationCrew #conservationengineering

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@thesharkdoctor: "Over the past 8-9 years, I have been diligently working to find a non-lethal alternative that would be an eco-friendly replacement for the detrimental shark nets that are used in areas such as #SouthAfrica and #Australia. This passion led to the development of the #Sharksafe barrier, a technology that integrates both visual (i.e. artificial kelp) and magnetic (i.e. permanent magnets) stimuli to deter #sharks away from a region. After substantial collaboration with @oseasfdn, @SharkProject, @SharkDivingUnlimited, @TarongaZoo, @StellenboschUni and many more organizations, we were able to make this project transition from a dream to a reality.
In 2017, we published one of our final research studies that illustrated that our newly designed Sharksafe Barrier exclusion square can successfully exclude #whitesharks from bait! Thank you @DanielBotelho for taking some incredible photographs to help tell our story - we are honored to have you as our #Sharksafe barrier photographer! We hope that in the very near future, our non-invasive system will be adopted as a successful and non-lethal alternative to shark nets! To find out more about our technology, please follow me @TheSharkDoctor." #SharksAmongUs #EcoFriendly #NoSharkCull #SharkConservation #Conservation #innovation #LiveyourDreams #Oseas #ConservationCrew #conservationengineering

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