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Galapagos!!!! For me, diving doesn’t get better than this... big big bucket list item checked!! #hammerheads #sealions #galapagos #ecuador 🦈🐳😍😍😍😍
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Although we call ourselves Sea Lion, we can't ignore all our friends of the ocean. Look at this stunning shot of mother and daughter, let's keep their home clean.
😞 Rp @inherentlywild Unnatural Diet . Orcas are the ocean’s top predators, capable of killing anything from fish to birds and sharks to baleen whales. Different ecotypes and populations are often highly specialised to hunt their own culturally desired prey. For example, three distinct ecotypes have been identified by studying orca populations in the eastern north Pacific Ocean: resident killer whales feed on fish, transient killer whales feed on marine mammals and offshore killer whales feed on fish and sharks. Furthermore, killer whales have developed sophisticated hunting techniques, many of which co-operative, to successfully prey on more than 140 species of animals worldwide. . In their wild habitat, orcas spend between 65% to 90% of daylight hours foraging and hunting for food. However, in captivity, orcas are stripped of the ability to forage and given no opportunity to hunt live prey. Instead, they are hand fed a diet of frozen fish which has a lower water content than fresh fish due to freezing and thawing processes, leading to chronic dehydration. Worst still, the dietary differences between different ecotypes and populations are completely disregarded in captivity with even mammal-eating killer whales forced to consume a diet of fish, something that is completely unnatural to them in the wild. . One of the causes for dorsal fin collapse (also known as flaccid fin syndrome) is linked to dehydration. Collagen, the structural protein the dorsal fin consists of, requires water to maintain its rigid structure, therefore, dehydration will weaken the structure causing the dorsal fin to collapse. To counteract the lower water content diet, captive orcas are given ice and gelatine (a substance that is not natural to them) in an attempt to keep them hydrated. Tilikum, who weighed 12,000 lbs, consumed 83 lbs of gelatine a day prior to his death in January 2017. . Caption: @inherentlywild #orca #notoplastic #seaworld #orcas #wildlife #whale #whales #humpback #humpbackwhale #humpbackwhales #dolphin #govegan #blackfish #seaworldsucks #savethewhales #swimmingwithdolphins #taiji #seasanctuary #sealions #sealion #saveourocean #whaling #whalewatching
I ADORE seals. They’re playful but feisty, goofy but graceful - one for the 3 very inquisitive seals who followed @jocenelson & I as we walked along the beach the other day....this one’s for you guys. 🐟🖊
Juntos en la inmensidad de la mar, de arriba a bajo de derecha a izquierza, siempre juntos y lo sellaremos con aquel beso naufrago... 🌬️🌊💙😘 #ocean #pacifico #sea #blue #sealions #lovesea #kiss #life #free #otariaflavescens
Come for the 4C, stay for the premium seal content 😂 #lajolla #lajollacove #pacificocean #seals #sealions #carsandseals
I'm probably late writing about this topic because of school but here's what's happening. A bill has been proposed for the mass culling of pinnipeds in puget sound/salish seas. Government officials believe that this will help recover chinook salmon populations in the salish seas. However, This is not true. Their is no scientific evidence that shows that this will work. If this bill is to be passed, all it would do is that it will damage the salish sea ecosystem even more. Transient orcas are currently thriving because of the abundance of prey they have (pinnipeds). If that is taken away from them due to the cullings, this could have severe consquences to transient orcas, potentially leading them to starvation like the southern resident orcas. Right now southern resident orcas are starving to death due to the decline of chinook salmon (their main food source) and if this bill gets passed, transient orcas will also lose their main food source (pinnipeds). I urge everyone to say no to seal culling as this will disrupt the entire salish sea ecosytem. Other ways you can help is by visiting other instagram accounts like @coextinctionfilm and @pnwprotectors to learn more about this topic as they know way more than I do. The salish sea ecosystem is now depending on us for change and helping to save the ecosystem their. #SAYNOTOSEALCULLING (california sea lion at seaworld orlando) (taken 11/23/18)
📷 by Ortwin Khan . Happy Saturday everyone! We hope you have just as much fun as this sea lion this weekend! We know we will as we dive Socorro Island, San Benedicto Island and Roca Partida (also known as "The Rock). What are your weekend plans? . . . #SeaLions #SocorroGiantMantas #GiantMantas #MantaRays #Mantas #MantaLove #Revillagigedo #DiveMexico #Socorro #Dolphins #Sharks #Whales #SharkExpress #DiveSafari #LiveaboardDiving #ScubaDiving #DiveWithSharks #SharkLove #AdventureTravel #BucketList #DivingMexico #Diving
I could have watched the #seals and #sealions LaJolla Cove for HOURS. It was incredible to be able to be so close to such magnificent creatures. - - #ocean #sanfrancisco @lajolla.ca @lajollainstitute #seal #sealion #lajolla @la_jolla_cove #lajollacove
It felt like a #holiday and i was very #excited to see those #seals .....can u see that? 😉 🌊🌴🌊 Advertisement by naming a brand,city, location #sandiego #lajollacove #california #exploretheworld #travelholic #flywithme #globetrotter #ocean #sealions #animals #niceview #lovemylife #ladyinredontour
Sea Lions! These guys were quite the characters. They would levitate onto the platform and compete for a spot. If they weren't worthy they would get pushed back into the water. 😂 . . . #sealions #funinthesun #sunbathing #valparaiso ##chile
Visiting the Sea lions #pier39 #sealions #toocute #sanfrancisco
Terrible conditions above water today but totally awesome fun below with my favourite B.I.G#marineresearch #marinebiology #sealions #dolphins 🐬 #rockinghamforeshore #
Great Time At Longleat With The Best Of Mates, & Sae A Few Animals On The Way. - - - #longleat #animals #invertabrates #butterfly #sealions #bats #pizza #drinks #food #donuts #bestfriendgoals #jtoplessdays #hashtag #jack_greenwood #grizzly_bear
Sweet Saturday Morning 🥐☕ . . . Seit fast 30 Jahren gibt es noch eine weitere Attraktion am Pier 39: Kalifornische Seelöwen! Diese haben Reparaturarbeiten im Winter 1989 ❄️ genutzt, um sich am Pier 39 niederzulassen, solange dieser für den Bootsverkehr ⛵ gesperrt war. Der Steg war ein bequemer Einstieg und in der Bucht gibt es selten natürliche Feinde wie Haie 🦈, dafür aber ausreichend Nahrung! 🐟
Day 101 of #onefamilyoneworldoneyear “Fin Del Mundo y Pinguinos” #puntarenas is the southern most city in #chile . Only 1400km from Antarctica, it’s your last mainland stop and about as far south as you can get. We drove to Punta Arenas from #puertonatales for one main reason: flightless birds in tuxedos. On Day 101, we woke to sleet and cold- not so perfect conditions for a boat ride across the #straightofmagellan . At least @eliselaurenm was happy about it. The trip was more than choppy as we first visited the #sealions on Isla Marta. We got as close as we could given the sea conditions, which happened to be just fine for a couple curious #delfins de Magallanes. Standing on top of the ship, in the pouring rain, while rocking back and forth in 10ft rollers, with a safety rail at our shins, and trying to take a picture, seemed like a recipe for disaster. We moved on to Isla Magdelena and to the 210 acre #lospinguinosnaturalmonument where for the first time we saw #magellanicpenguin . Over 120,000 #pinguinodemagallanes live on the island, so it was a bit overwhelming. At two feet tall, they are medium sized birds, who winter in Brazil and summer in Chile. I know that’s something I would re-think if I was them. Oblivious to the cold, we watched as they built up their nests and fed their hatchlings hidden in their burrows. Walking around the island was amazing, as the penguins share their territory with cormorants, dolphin gulls and the evil skua, a brown bird that has great joy in stealing eggs while gulls take turns dive bombing them. It was evolution in action and fascinating to watch. The birds ignored the gaggle of people dressed in bright orange life jackets. In fact they just carried on with their business walking around or through us. Numb, we got back on the water, and settled into pisco and coffee (it’s never too early) and made our way back to Punto Arenas. Despite the temperature, seeing penguins close up was a thrill for all. @instagram #skyroam #bucketlistfamily #travel #travelphotography #chile #patagonia #patagoniachile
This is the last of the sealion/dolphin posts, I promise! We spent half an hour with both animals, the sea lions were way more fun but, like I say, they are basically dog mermaids and I bloody love dogs so I'm probably quite biased. We did the exclusive/private sessions so my charge got the maximum amount of time and it came to an absolutely eye watering £6,000! The sea lions were absolutely gorgeous, not really an animal I'd thought much of previously but they're now probably my new favourite. #sealionpoint #sealion #aquaadventurewaterpark #atlantisdubai #dubai #dolphinbay #sealions #travelawesome #travel #vip #richkidsofinstagram #dubailife #aworldaway #beach #waterpark #onceinalifetime #bucketlist #nannylife #visitdubai #aquaadventure #scubasuit #wetsuit #luxurylife #luxury #beautiful #instagood
Ever seen sea lions waddle down 21 stairs?? Here ya go! #sealions #oilrig #offshoredrilling
Love this photo!! #orca #predator #sealions #neature
Jumping into the weekend like this with @sail2summit ! 🔵💦🤙🏽#tgif Fun Fact... my name is C. Lyons! But my friends call me Charki! 💙🦈 @charki3 @bluesharkdiva • • • #Repost @alaskasealifecenter with @get_repost ・・・ Sea lion coming at ya! #steller #sealions #slowmosealion #boopmynose 📸: Mammalogist, Julie #alaskasealifecenter #thealaskalife #akliving #travelalaska #alaska #alaskan #ak #seward #visitseward #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #aquarium #alaskaliving #sharingalaska ❄️ in #arizona 🌵#alaskamade #alaskalove #marinelife #sealife
These old mates have been rocking up since 1989. I would too if I had access to plentiful food, a protected environment and was a star attraction 😏😝🤩 . . . . . #sanfrancisco #solotravel #pier39 #sealions #nature #america #summer #instagood #photooftheday #dametraveler #gltlove #glt #visitsanfrancisco #travel #instatravel #travelphotography #travelgram #wanderlust #earth #explore #california #seetheworld #explorer
Fishermen are shooting sea lions to reduce competition for their fishing efforts. Stop 🛑 ✋ the madness!! #animalcruelty #animalabuse #sealions #sealion #gstronglife
Love smothering yourself with sand
I think this girl maybe pregnant?
These sea lions have the best life ✌🏽
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover #pier #sanfrancisco #california #travel #usa #photography #sf #picoftheday #sanfran #sea #love #travelphotography #sealions #photooftheday #instagood #trip #food #art #fishermanswharf #nature #sky #america #alcatraz #holiday #goldengatebridge #friends #sfo #goldengate #baybridge #bhfyp
Epic trip day 8...or 9,im notnsure So today I went #snorkling for the first time. Which is all the more special as five weeks ago I couldn't swim. The #sealions are so chilled that the juveniles come up investigate you. Epic. #GALAPAGOS #IslaCristobal #gaytravel #instatravel Check out that #sunset
Golden sunset on Santa Cruz beach with our baby girls 🐶,saw lots of wild sea lions #USA 🇱🇷#sanfrancisco #santacruz #santacruzbeachboardwalk #dogsofinstagram #sealions
If you're reading this please take the time to sign the petition to help STOP the unnecessary cull on seals and sea lions of the Pacific North West. (Instructions in comments) 👀 We need as many voices to sign now TODAY as possible!! A mass culling is senseless genocide and an incredibly unnecessary route to take to support bringing fish populations back up. (The so called reason they are ready to implement this with zero facts to prove). Lets STOP tampering with the ecosystems with mans hand and simply let them BE, in this case taking down the lower four snake river dams and taking a step back will allow nature to restore its self, more fish, more orcas...life in harmony. When will we learn that the more we try to control nature the more harm that will be done? Killing harmless marine mammals is NOT the answer to bring balance to an ever fragile ecosystem. . All of these images were shot during my time living in Aotearoa (the land of the long white cloud) South Island New Zealand 🇳🇿 back in 2010 . . #pnwprotectors #coextinction #seals #sealions #pinnipeds #dolphins #whales #wearetheorca #love #salishsea #marine #mammals #freedive #fun #ocean #travel #instagood #explore #beautiful #nature #photography #instadaily #wanderlust #freedom #saturday #instagram #wildlifephotography #sea #snakeriverdams #newzealand
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