Check it out! Coral lover Mike wearing our “Save Sharks” tee a beach cleanup on Oahu! 20% of profits from each shirt is donated to shark conservation efforts. Grab yours by shopping the link in bio 🌊🦈 #beachcleanup
#Repost from @finalliance. “2018 could be the year that the U.S. finally gets out of the shark fin trade, but a handful of politicians are standing in the way to let that happen. This is urgent — the House of Representatives has less than 10 working days left of the year, and the momentum and bipartisan support behind the bill would be lost if not passed this year when this session of Congress ends. If we don’t pass the bill this year, we would have to start from scratch next year.”
From sharkophile.com by Hunter Miller of Oceana. Visit oceana.org/FinBanNow for more info.
as my favourite animal, I’m definitely going to speaking about this more in the future. Sharks have a very important role in the oceans food chains and ecosystems, without sharks the oceans population will become unbalanced. Other marine life rely on sharks to eat their predators so without sharks, many fish would be close to extinction right now. Sharks are also badly represented in the media, known as vicious man eaters. Shark finning is a disgusting activity which needs to be banned and illegal right now. #savethesharks
“2018 could be the year that the U.S. finally gets out of the shark fin trade, but a handful of politicians are standing in the way to let that happen. This is urgent — the House of Representatives has less than 10 working days left of the year, and the momentum and bipartisan support behind the bill would be lost if not passed this year when this session of Congress ends. If we don’t pass the bill this year, we would have to start from scratch next year.”
From sharkophile.com by Hunter Miller of Oceana. Visit oceana.org/FinBanNow for more info.
Close up of #lucy the #greatwhiteshark
She was pregnant with as many as (15 baby sharks, around 5 feet long each).. it was unknown how many babies she was carrying during her roughly 18 month long gestation period. Actual breeding and birthing is still being researched by groups like #finsattached
The Great Whites long gestation and late age of breeding puts them at a larger risk, due to slow reproduction cycles.
• Platax Teira Bat Fish •
3 months of living on the island was an eye opening experience. It taught me how to embrace natural beauty, just like the elegant Platax Teira Bat fish. Bat fishes can be recognised easily from their black long spot with bright yellow fin, size that grows up to 60cm and is usually spotted in the deeper depths of the ocean ranging from 20m and below. My personal experience with this fish is amazing. Not only it allowed me to photograph it, but it followed me closely throughout my 1 hour dive! Isn't it amazing? Not to worry, I have some magical moments for you! Definitely one of the memorable dive.
• Fun fact : Although bat fishes may be an invasive species but they are very peaceful and social fishes which will form schools with other species of fish.
1 million seabirds and over 100,000 marine mammals die every year from ingesting plastics. The toxins from plastic, like BPA, are also found in 93% of humans over 6 years old. Real change starts with us, and we need your help switching to using eco-friendly and reusable straws, bottles and bags. We donate a portion of sales to a Sea charity as well🐚 So you're not only saving thousands of pieces of plastic from entering the waterways, but your money is going towards preserving these natural wonders for our children and grandchildren. Link in bio for more to check on reusable straws! Don't forget to DM me for promo codes!
Special thanks to @monkey.dives dives for the great opportunity. Check out their Instagram page to get more diving discounts! .
With every print purchased with the code: “ProjectHiu” 20$ will be donated to @sharkgirlmadison shark conservation effort in Indonesia. Pipy (Madison) goes into fishing villages in Indo and turns the fisherman into “tour guides”, hires them and their boats to take tourists out into the ocean and swim with the sharks instead of killing them for their fins!
She has also put out a guide to surfing and how to keep yourself safe when surfing in areas where sharks are known to be at.
I mean how amazing is that!? Please check her out if you don’t already know her @sharkgirlmadison and stay tuned for her upcoming shark trips in Indo!
S.N: I’m also thinking about releasing smaller paper prints. A.K.A: cheap 20-40$ range.... Is anyone interested?
Do you prefer sharks or people? @ryanwaltonofficial explains why he prefers to hang with sharks! Let us know what you think! 👇 - I think I can speak for a bunch of my followers when saying, I’d rather be approached by sharks than people. I’ve never had trouble understanding a sharks behavior or intentions,
It’s fairly cut and dry when it comes to interactions with sharks. But humans on the other hand tend to be unpredictable, selfish beings that only care about their own existence, just look at how the majority of humans worldwide view and slaughter sharks... yeah, I prefer sharks.
Shark finning is one of the most destructive human activities on the planet. Taking a live animal from its home, cutting off a major AND vital body part WHILE it’s still alive, and dumping it back into the ocean to suffer is cruel beyond words. Due to high demand and trade for shark products - mainly shark fin soup - 264,000 sharks are killed every single day.
We need to show the world that there is no place on this earth for treatment like this of beautiful creatures. 🌍 Please educate yourselves and everyone around you on shark fin products, don’t support stores or restaurants (you cannot even consume shark fin - the mercury level is TOXIC to us) that offer it.
Humans view sharks as malicious, machine killers - when in reality, it’s us. WE are the monsters. We need to stop this horrific action and start learning to coexist. I believe that we can show the world that this needs to end 💪🏼 and fight for our friends whose voices we can’t hear and don’t listen for. I love sharks, I hope you’ll join me in fighting for them. 💕
Art by me :) @sharksweloveyou 🌱
Diving with sharks is much less dangerous than most people think. The chance of getting bitten by a shark is ONE in 11.5 MILLION. Believe it or not, diving with sharks is beneficial to both sharks and humans. We are able to RESPECTFULLY view these incredible animals and predators in their natural habitat, while providing means to protect them through ecotourism and conservation. 🧜🏻♀️ We can learn how to safely and respectfully interact with the oceans to preserve marine life to benefit all. We need to view sharks as creatures with emotions and senses and not killing machines - as beautiful creatures that we need to coexist with. 💕One of my biggest dreams is to dive with sharks (blacktip, tiger and white!) in an environment that I can help protect in the future 🌱🙏🏼
Image by @oceanskeepers
By 2050, scientists predict that plastic will outweigh fish in our oceans. Every minute, a whole garbage truck worth of plastic is dumped into the ocean. This amounts to 1.4 billion pounds annually. The majority of this waste is plastic. While many people think that recycling is the automate, go-to solution to climate change, that is not the case. ONLY 9% OF PLASTIC IS ACTUALLY RECYCLED!
Plastic photo degrades, which means that it is broken apart by light, and doesn’t biodegrade. The itsy bitsy pieces of micro plastic floating in the current are just as bad as the can wrappers wrapped around turtles necks. While recycling is much better than nothing and is still a great way to benefit the planet, there are many more impactful and beneficial actions to take. Reusing.
Using mason jars and glass containers for tupperwares and storing food, washing and keeping plastic utensils, buying items with less or no packaging, etc. Let’s save our oceans! We can do better than this! 💚
Image by @oceanaimee
Sea turtles are oldies! They’ve been around for 110 million years, since the time of dinosaurs. 🦖 Feeding primarily on jellyfish among crab, shrimp, seaweed, and mollusks, sea turtles are at immense risk because of plastic pollution. 🌱 Mistaking a plastic bag for a jellyfish causes many deaths due to suffocation and toxin intake.
Because sea turtles are relatively common, it is easy to forget that they are widely endangered (6 out of the 7 species). 💚 This is due to entanglement in fishing gear. If you see a turtle on a beach or in the water, please give it space, and encourage the people around you to do so as well! Turtles are very beautiful swimmers and often when snorkeling, they come out of the blue (at least for me → i’ve learned to be very careful swimming and kicking, especially in cloudy water, they come out of nowhere sometimes! :) Image credit to @oceana
Drift nets are nets that hang vertically in the water, kept in place by floats at the surface. These “death nets” are huge sources of bycatch, the catch of unwanted marine creatures during commercial fishing for another species. The unwanted marine life, when live, is commonly disposed of as waste instead of being cut free.
These nets can be OVER A MILE LONE, 100 feet deep, and kill almost anything that swims into them. The California driftnet fishery has estimated a 65% bycatch rate. For one animal of the desired species caught, seven others can be killed. SEVEN TO ONE. ‼️ Please do your part to speak up about death nets. Sign petitions, write to elected officials!
Image credit to @paulnicklen
The media portrayal of sharks is completely inaccurate. Movies like Jaws, 47 Meters Down and The Shallows have done nothing but heighten the negative stigma surrounding sharks. 💚 Sharks, especially large ones, opposite popular belief, are extremely cautious.
They take calculated, calm movements and controlled actions. Sharks ARE NOT mindless monsters waiting to kill any human who steps foot in the sea. 🌱 They are beautiful, careful, engaging, intelligent, curious animals. Just look at this cutie here :). I believe it’s a Caribbean reef shark!
video credit to @scuba.pedia #sharksweloveyou
So happy to share that I’ve teamed up with @oneoceanglobal as a global ambassador to help highlight the importance of shark and marine conservation & protect these beautiful creatures!! Thank you #teamoneocean I’m so excited 💙💙🦈 #sharksweloveyou