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Plants and animals that live in the world's oceans.

The ocean covers 71% of the Earth, and yet we know virtually nothing about it. What is the bloop? What lurks in the darkness among the anglers and the vampire squid? If you find something cool, interesting, bizarre - anything that is related to the ocean that sparks your interest - please, mention it here.


/r/oceans also shares news, information and conservation articles about the ocean, so check it out if you're interested!


Related subreddits:

/r/elephantseals

/r/Seacows

/r/whales

/r/oceans

External links:

Plants -

Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System

AlgaeBase

Fish -

Catalog of Fishes Online

FAO FishFinder

FishBase

FishOnline

Project Seahorse

World Fish Center

Mammals -

Dutch Whale Strandings

Seal Conservation Society

Sirenian International

Regional -

Port Phillip Taxonomy Toolkit

Wetlands -

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Wetlands International

Conservation -

MarBEF

Ocean Conservancy

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Sea anemones don't need to be on the ocean floor.

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2023/01/29
21:51 UTC

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I know this doesn't belong here but, I went to Andaman and Nicobar islands (India) and picked this 'empty' shell, now at Delhi(also India) at 13C i discovered there is something in it. I have no aquarium or adequate conditions to keep it. (Bowl ocuupid by guppy and goldfish).

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2023/01/29
15:43 UTC

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Selection of Whales and Dolphins visualized in 3d

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2023/01/18
22:06 UTC

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Crabs: The Fascinating World of Pincers and Claws

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2023/01/12
22:47 UTC

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Dolphins: The Cheekiest Inhabitants of the Ocean

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2023/01/12
09:25 UTC

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SPERM WHALE - The Killer of Killer Whales!

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2022/12/26
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2022/12/13
20:39 UTC

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awareness on dolphin | whale captivity

Most of us are aware that dolphins are a cognitive species, yet they are being slaughtered in inhumane ways during the months of september through march. About 23,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed in Japan each year. I know I am not a “qualified” person to be speaking on the facts of this situation but it doesn’t feel right by not bringing this to the attention of other people.

The included information on this matter come from the award winning documentary “the cove” and other national articles. Dolphins that aren’t selected by aquariums or marine parks are taken to a hidden cove in Taiji where they are then slaughtered for meat. Taiji is the largest supplier of dolphins to marine parks and swim with dolphin programs around the world

I have provided links of petitions that can be signed. Please take ten seconds out of your day to stop this cruelty. Most dolphins are killed with a spear being severed down their blown holes, although some are still alive even after this. While baby calves are released back into the wild when they can not survive without their mothers, their mothers being killed. This is an extremely shady business that’s been hidden and ignored for years. Just by knowing this or saying something is creating change. If you know anything else about this matter please feel free to share so I can grow more knowledge about this issue.

https://www.dolphinproject.com/take-action/take-the-pledge-not-to-buy-a-ticket-to-a-dolphin-show/

https://www.dolphinproject.com/take-action/end-dolphin-hunting-in-taiji/

https://www.dolphinproject.com/take-action/end-dolphin-hunting-in-taiji/

https://www.dolphinproject.com/take-action/

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2022/11/17
03:24 UTC

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Florida sheriff's deputies rescue baby sea turtle hatchlings from hotel

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2022/08/12
21:09 UTC

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The Despicable Cost of Shark Finning.

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2022/08/10
20:13 UTC

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The triggerfish. wonderful shot by: UW lunatic.

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2022/08/09
12:19 UTC

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Underwater video i filmed and edited of all the marine animal encounters ive had in the past few years!

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2022/07/17
05:07 UTC

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help with a question?

So I just started class on Monday and we haven't really gone over anything yet (we meet twice a week 1 day for lectures, 1 day for lab, but again, we haven't really done anything), but one of the homework questions is asking why, despite diving to such deep depths being physically taxing, is this a useful ecological niche for the sperm whale? But I have zero idea. Can I get some help with this?

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2022/06/27
04:12 UTC

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BOBBIT WORM - The Thing of Nightmares

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2022/06/26
17:56 UTC

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What kind of shellfish is this? Found on rocks during low tide in Victoria BC.

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2022/06/07
04:29 UTC

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Scubadiving with my iPhone 7Plus - Orangutan Crab

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2022/06/01
16:30 UTC

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Scubadiving with my iPhone 7Plus - Little Nemo fish

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2022/05/29
14:15 UTC

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Scubadiving with my iPhone 7Plus - nudibranch

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2022/05/28
14:37 UTC

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