The view above and the view below 👁
A profound reminder that everything is not always as it seems.
That there are realms outside of our present reality.
That what on the surface appears to be dead and barren, underneath can prove to be abundant with life.
That wonder and amazement lie just below the surface if we are willing to go deeper.
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Here’s the star of Octopus family !! Mimic Octopus – Thaumoctopus mimicus
A superstar of Ocean world of Sulawesi.
It’s pretty obvious by their name itself, to trick predators, they mimic the behaviour vior of other marine animals, such as sea snakes, lion-fish, eels, stingrays and jellyfish and more…
Primarily found in Southeast Asia, most live off Indonesia's island of Sulawesi. They aren’t very large Octopus with an overall length of two feet when they are fully grown. They have a normal colouring that spans many spans of brown and white. They also have stripes and spots on them that help to blend into surroundings. Like other types of Octopus they can change the colours of their bodies to blend in when they need to. The changes in their environment is what will trigger those changes.
They are one of the few species of Octopus that make tunnels and burrows under the sand at the bottom of the water. They are able to move along this way protected from various predators. At the same time they are able to sneak up on their own prey and take them down without a battle.
They are extremely intelligent and researchers believe they choose an animal to mimic based upon the types of predators that are in the area. They have a great memory so they already have seen what is consuming what in their environment. By selecting an animal to mimic that predators around won’t bother they ensure their own survival
Much more with one more Mimic pose next time ! .
No coral no fish.
No coral no tourism.
Coral reefs conservation is as important for marine ecosystems, as it is for tourism economy on which many countries rely on.
The more we take care of them, the more we protect our natural world and the resources it can donate us.
This is what coral bleaching means.
As a result of a warming climate, the water in the ocean becomes more acidic. Because of this acidification the coral has a stress reaction, and expels the algaes living in its tissue.
Those algaes are the ones that allow the coral to reproduce through photosynthesis and grow. Without them, the animal is deprived of its main source of food, so it starts to lose its bright colour and turns white. After the long term, the coral eventually starve to death.
If carbon emissions won't be reduced, scientists predict that by the end of the century coral reefs might be gone. ~
Questo è ciò che viene definito "coral bleaching" (sbiancamento del corallo).
Una conseguenza del surriscaldamento del clima è l'acidificazione dell'acqua negli oceani.
A causa di questa acidificazione il corallo manifesta una reazione di stress, ed espelle le alghe che vivono all'interno dei suoi tessuti.
Sono quelle alghe a permettere al corallo di riprodursi tramite fotosintesi e svilupparsi.
Senza di esse, l'animale viene privato della sua principale fonte di nutrizione, perciò inizia a perdere il suo colore acceso e a sbiancarsi. Col trascorrere del tempo, il corallo finisce per morire di fame.
Se le emissioni di Co2 non verranno ridotte, gli scienziati predicono che entro la fine del secolo le barriere coralline potrebbero estinguersi.
The cuttlefish is an amazing creature!! They are the cousin to the octopus & squid! Did you know that they have 3 hearts ♥️ ♥️ ♥️?? Two hearts are used to pump blood to the cuttlefish's large gills, and the third heart is used to circulate oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. Sometimes males need to get creative to find a mate so they will disguise themselves as a female to get past the bigger stronger males & then steal their girl!! Then of course they are known for being masters at blending in with their surroundings!! They are also really relaxing to watch! #allmymoneygoestofish#oceanwonders#ocean#oceanlife#aquarium#saltwateraquarium#tank#fish#fishtank
You can always encounter clown fish in sea anemones. The reason why is because they have a symbiotic relationship.
The clown fish has a mocus layer that makes him immune to the anemone's sting. This allows him to live in it, getting protection, and feed with the leftovers of the anemone's meals. In return the clown fish cleans the anemone and protects it by scaring away predatory fish. ~ ~ ~
Si può sempre avvistare il pesce pagliaccio tre le anemone di mare. Il motivo si spiega nella loro relazione simbiotica.
Il pesce pagliacco possiede uno strato di muco che lo rende immune alla puntura dell'anemone. Questo gli permette di vivere al suo interno, ricevendo protezione e mangiando gli scarti dei pasti dell'anemone. In cambio il pesce pagliaccio pulisce l'anemone e la protegge allontanando I pesci predatori.
Close encounters. We finally got to the new shark exhibit at the @nyaquarium, and it was well worth the trip. Amazing to see these creatures up close, and the exhibit includes lots of great conservation info. #closeencounter#oceanwonders#sharks