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Sunlight streaming through a forest of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera), off Santa Barbara Island, California, United States of America
1116-46833 - Sunlight streaming through a forest of giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera), off Santa Barbara Island, California, United States of America
(Mnemiopsis leidyi), the warty comb jelly or sea walnut. Only in springtime, when the hard winter slowly subsides, are the ice-cold waters suitable for divers who can dive around a iceberg that floats in crystal-clear water, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
860-288008 - (Mnemiopsis leidyi), the warty comb jelly or sea walnut. Only in springtime, when the hard winter slowly subsides, are the ice-cold waters suitable for divers who can dive around a iceberg that floats in crystal-clear water, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
Sub-adult sperm whale try to move away a calf to to mate with a female, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287902 - Sub-adult sperm whale try to move away a calf to to mate with a female, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Sub-adult sperm whale try to move away a calf to to mate with a female, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287920 - Sub-adult sperm whale try to move away a calf to to mate with a female, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), Tasiilaq, East Greenland
860-288004 - A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), Tasiilaq, East Greenland
A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), swimming in front of an iceberg, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
860-288001 - A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), swimming in front of an iceberg, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
Pod of Sleeping sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Researchers first saw this unusual sleep behavior in sperm whales in 2008. The scientists in that study found that sperm whales dozed in this upright drifting posture for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time, Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287910 - Pod of Sleeping sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Researchers first saw this unusual sleep behavior in sperm whales in 2008. The scientists in that study found that sperm whales dozed in this upright drifting posture for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time, Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Omura's whale (Balaenoptera omurai) portrait, Nosy Be, Madagascarlast identified species of fin whale
860-288167 - Omura's whale (Balaenoptera omurai) portrait, Nosy Be, Madagascarlast identified species of fin whale
Sperm whale mother and calf, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287908 - Sperm whale mother and calf, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), Tasiilaq, East Greenland
860-288007 - A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), Tasiilaq, East Greenland
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean
860-288540 - Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and diver, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean
860-288542 - Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and diver, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean
A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), Tasiilaq, East Greenland
860-288006 - A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), Tasiilaq, East Greenland
Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) under the surface at dusk, Miseno, Napoli, Italy, Tyrrhenian Sea
860-288277 - Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) under the surface at dusk, Miseno, Napoli, Italy, Tyrrhenian Sea
(Mnemiopsis leidyi), the warty comb jelly or sea walnut. Only in springtime, when the hard winter slowly subsides, are the ice-cold waters suitable for divers who can dive around a iceberg that floats in crystal-clear water, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
860-288002 - (Mnemiopsis leidyi), the warty comb jelly or sea walnut. Only in springtime, when the hard winter slowly subsides, are the ice-cold waters suitable for divers who can dive around a iceberg that floats in crystal-clear water, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) spitting ink under the surface at dusk, Miseno, Napoli, Italy, Tyrrhenian Sea
860-288276 - Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) spitting ink under the surface at dusk, Miseno, Napoli, Italy, Tyrrhenian Sea
Couple of sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287900 - Couple of sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Freediver swimming with female sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, Vulnerable (IUCN), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 17/01/02 FIS-4.
860-287918 - Freediver swimming with female sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, Vulnerable (IUCN), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 17/01/02 FIS-4.
Sleeping sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287911 - Sleeping sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Pod of short-finned pilot whales, (Globicephala macrorhynchus), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean.
860-287899 - Pod of short-finned pilot whales, (Globicephala macrorhynchus), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean.
Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) under the surface at dusk, Miseno, Napoli, Italy, Tyrrhenian Sea
860-288278 - Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) under the surface at dusk, Miseno, Napoli, Italy, Tyrrhenian Sea
Tail of sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus). Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287913 - Tail of sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus). Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Sub-adult sperm whale try to move away a calf to to mate with a female, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287921 - Sub-adult sperm whale try to move away a calf to to mate with a female, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Freediver swimming with female sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, Vulnerable (IUCN), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 17/01/02 FIS-4.
860-287919 - Freediver swimming with female sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, Vulnerable (IUCN), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 17/01/02 FIS-4.
Pod of sperm whale socializing, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287904 - Pod of sperm whale socializing, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Sperm whale mother and calf, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287915 - Sperm whale mother and calf, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) on black background, Mayotte
860-288585 - Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) on black background, Mayotte
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean
860-288541 - Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and diver, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean
860-288539 - Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) and diver, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean
Violet Sea Urchin (Sphaerechinus granularis), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean
860-288535 - Violet Sea Urchin (Sphaerechinus granularis), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, Atlantic Ocean
School of fish under the surface at dusk, island Procida, La Corricella, Tyrrhenian Sea, Campania Italy
860-288273 - School of fish under the surface at dusk, island Procida, La Corricella, Tyrrhenian Sea, Campania Italy
Swimming crab (Cronius ruber). Newly cited species in the Canary Islands (2015). Due to its large number of observations it is considered invasive. Marine invertebrates of the Canary Islands, Tenerife.
860-288231 - Swimming crab (Cronius ruber). Newly cited species in the Canary Islands (2015). Due to its large number of observations it is considered invasive. Marine invertebrates of the Canary Islands, Tenerife.
Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Juvenile playing and jumping on surface. Tenerife, Canary Islands.
860-288161 - Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Juvenile playing and jumping on surface. Tenerife, Canary Islands.
A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), swimming in front of an iceberg, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
860-287996 - A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), swimming in front of an iceberg, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), swimming in front of an iceberg, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
860-288005 - A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), swimming in front of an iceberg, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), Tasiilaq, East Greenland
860-288003 - A tiny Benthic Hydromedusa, with a bell size of less than one centimeter, (Ptychogastria polaris), Tasiilaq, East Greenland
(Clione limacina), known as the naked sea butterfly, sea angel is a pelagic sea slug, only few centimeters in length, swim in front of an iceberg, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
860-287998 - (Clione limacina), known as the naked sea butterfly, sea angel is a pelagic sea slug, only few centimeters in length, swim in front of an iceberg, Tasiilaq, East Greenland
Pod of sperm whale relaxing after a short sleep (Physeter macrocephalus) Researchers first saw this unusual sleep behavior in sperm whales in 2008. The scientists in that study found that sperm whales dozed in this upright drifting posture for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time, Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287909 - Pod of sperm whale relaxing after a short sleep (Physeter macrocephalus) Researchers first saw this unusual sleep behavior in sperm whales in 2008. The scientists in that study found that sperm whales dozed in this upright drifting posture for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time, Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Pod of sperm whale socializing, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287907 - Pod of sperm whale socializing, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Free diver is swimming over a pod of Sleeping sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Researchers first saw this unusual sleep behavior in sperm whales in 2008. The scientists in that study found that sperm whales dozed in this upright drifting posture for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time, Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287914 - Free diver is swimming over a pod of Sleeping sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Researchers first saw this unusual sleep behavior in sperm whales in 2008. The scientists in that study found that sperm whales dozed in this upright drifting posture for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time, Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Sperm whale mother and calf, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287917 - Sperm whale mother and calf, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Pod of sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287905 - Pod of sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Pod of Sleeping sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Researchers first saw this unusual sleep behavior in sperm whales in 2008. The scientists in that study found that sperm whales dozed in this upright drifting posture for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time, Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287906 - Pod of Sleeping sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Researchers first saw this unusual sleep behavior in sperm whales in 2008. The scientists in that study found that sperm whales dozed in this upright drifting posture for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time, Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Pod of sperm whale socializing, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287903 - Pod of sperm whale socializing, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Couple of sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287901 - Couple of sperm whale, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Cherax cainii (ex C. tenuimanus)
860-287938 - Cherax cainii (ex C. tenuimanus)
Pod of sperm whale with mother and calf, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287897 - Pod of sperm whale with mother and calf, (Physeter macrocephalus), Vulnerable (IUCN), The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Image has been shot in Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Snorkeler photographing a pod of Sleeping sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Researchers first saw this unusual sleep behavior in sperm whales in 2008. The scientists in that study found that sperm whales dozed in this upright drifting posture for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time, Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
860-287912 - Snorkeler photographing a pod of Sleeping sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Researchers first saw this unusual sleep behavior in sperm whales in 2008. The scientists in that study found that sperm whales dozed in this upright drifting posture for about 10 to 15 minutes at a time, Vulnerable (IUCN). The sperm whale is the largest of the toothed whales. Sperm whales are known to dive as deep as 1,000 meters in search of squid to eat. Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 16-02/32 FIS-5.
Imperial Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) on a blue sea cucumber (Actinopyga caerulea) 76 meters deep, Mayotte
860-287564 - Imperial Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) on a blue sea cucumber (Actinopyga caerulea) 76 meters deep, Mayotte
Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Baja California. Mexico.
860-287611 - Gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) Baja California. Mexico.
Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. CTD-Rosette (Conductivity Temperature Density instrumental platform with 7 additional sensors), Galapagos
860-287453 - Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. CTD-Rosette (Conductivity Temperature Density instrumental platform with 7 additional sensors), Galapagos
Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. CTD-Rosette (Conductivity Temperature Density instrumental platform with 7 additional sensors), galapagos
860-287454 - Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. CTD-Rosette (Conductivity Temperature Density instrumental platform with 7 additional sensors), galapagos
Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. Surface plancton nets, deployed from Tara, Galapagos
860-287451 - Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. Surface plancton nets, deployed from Tara, Galapagos
Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. CTD-Rosette (Conductivity Temperature Density instrumental platform with 7 additional sensors), Galapagos
860-287455 - Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. CTD-Rosette (Conductivity Temperature Density instrumental platform with 7 additional sensors), Galapagos
Oyster of Bouzigues in the hand of an oyster farmer, Etang de Thau, France
860-287518 - Oyster of Bouzigues in the hand of an oyster farmer, Etang de Thau, France
Bag of oysters from Bouzigues, Etang de Thau, France
860-287516 - Bag of oysters from Bouzigues, Etang de Thau, France
Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. CTD-Rosette (Conductivity Temperature Density instrumental platform with 7 additional sensors)
860-287452 - Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. CTD-Rosette (Conductivity Temperature Density instrumental platform with 7 additional sensors)
Man using a knife to disconnect an oyster Bouzigues, Etang de Thau, France
860-287517 - Man using a knife to disconnect an oyster Bouzigues, Etang de Thau, France
Establishment of oyster spat at an oyster farmer Etang de Thau, France
860-287512 - Establishment of oyster spat at an oyster farmer Etang de Thau, France
Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. CTD-Rosette (Conductivity Temperature Density instrumental platform with 7 additional sensors), Galapagos
860-287456 - Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. CTD-Rosette (Conductivity Temperature Density instrumental platform with 7 additional sensors), Galapagos
A small Red-Spotted Guard Crab (Trapezia tigrina) keeper of the corals of the bateau pass, Mayotte
860-287562 - A small Red-Spotted Guard Crab (Trapezia tigrina) keeper of the corals of the bateau pass, Mayotte
Oysterman carrying a bag of oysters, Etang de Thau, France
860-287515 - Oysterman carrying a bag of oysters, Etang de Thau, France
Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. Surface plancton nets, deployed from Tara, Galapagos
860-287449 - Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. Surface plancton nets, deployed from Tara, Galapagos
Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. Tara with deployed plancton nets. On "station", the boat is drifting without engine or sails. Tara Oceans, a unique expedition: Tara Oceans is the very first attempt to make a global study of marine plankton, a form of sea life that includes organisms as small as viruses and bacterias, and as big as medusas. Our goal is to better understand planktonic ecosystems by exploring the countless species, learning about interactions among them and with their environment. Marine plankton is the only ecosystem that is almost continuous over the surface of the Earth. Studying plankton is like taking the pulse of our planet. Recently, scientists have discovered the great importance of plankton for the climate: populations of plankton are affected very rapidly by variations in climate. But in turn they can influence the climate by modifying the absorption of carbon. In a context of rapid physico-chemical changes, for example the acidification observed today in the world's oceans, it is urgent to understand and predict the evolution of these particular ecosystems. Finally, plankton is an astonishing way of going back in time ? a prime source of fossils. Over the eons, plankton has created several hundred meters of sediment on the ocean floors. This allows us to go back in time, to the first oceans on Earth, and better understand the history of our biosphere. More than 12 fields of research are involved in the project, which will bring together an international team of oceanographers, ecologists, biologists, geneticists, and physicists from prestigious laboratories headed by Eric Karsenti of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Galapagos
860-287450 - Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. Tara with deployed plancton nets. On "station", the boat is drifting without engine or sails. Tara Oceans, a unique expedition: Tara Oceans is the very first attempt to make a global study of marine plankton, a form of sea life that includes organisms as small as viruses and bacterias, and as big as medusas. Our goal is to better understand planktonic ecosystems by exploring the countless species, learning about interactions among them and with their environment. Marine plankton is the only ecosystem that is almost continuous over the surface of the Earth. Studying plankton is like taking the pulse of our planet. Recently, scientists have discovered the great importance of plankton for the climate: populations of plankton are affected very rapidly by variations in climate. But in turn they can influence the climate by modifying the absorption of carbon. In a context of rapid physico-chemical changes, for example the acidification observed today in the world's oceans, it is urgent to understand and predict the evolution of these particular ecosystems. Finally, plankton is an astonishing way of going back in time ? a prime source of fossils. Over the eons, plankton has created several hundred meters of sediment on the ocean floors. This allows us to go back in time, to the first oceans on Earth, and better understand the history of our biosphere. More than 12 fields of research are involved in the project, which will bring together an international team of oceanographers, ecologists, biologists, geneticists, and physicists from prestigious laboratories headed by Eric Karsenti of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Galapagos
Dead fan mussel and diver, Mediterranean Sea. Massive mortality of Noble Pen Shell (Pinna nobilis) infected with the parasite Haplosporidium. Porticcio. Corsica. Mediterranean.
860-287539 - Dead fan mussel and diver, Mediterranean Sea. Massive mortality of Noble Pen Shell (Pinna nobilis) infected with the parasite Haplosporidium. Porticcio. Corsica. Mediterranean.
Couple of Imperial Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) on a blue sea cucumber (Actinopyga caerulea) 76 meters deep, Mayotte
860-287565 - Couple of Imperial Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) on a blue sea cucumber (Actinopyga caerulea) 76 meters deep, Mayotte
Oyster spat at an oyster farmer, Etang de Thau, France
860-287513 - Oyster spat at an oyster farmer, Etang de Thau, France
Oyster spat at an oyster farmer, Etang de Thau, France
860-287514 - Oyster spat at an oyster farmer, Etang de Thau, France
Detail of a cauliflower jellyfish, Boueni Pass, Mayotte
860-287249 - Detail of a cauliflower jellyfish, Boueni Pass, Mayotte
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in long exposure. A green turtle swimming on the platier of the beach of N'gouja, in the south of the island of Mayotte.
860-287412 - Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in long exposure. A green turtle swimming on the platier of the beach of N'gouja, in the south of the island of Mayotte.
Red-Spotted Guard Crab (Trapezia tigrina) female with eggs, sheltered in a branchy coral, Mayotte
860-287241 - Red-Spotted Guard Crab (Trapezia tigrina) female with eggs, sheltered in a branchy coral, Mayotte
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming in the lagoon, Mayotte
860-287239 - Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming in the lagoon, Mayotte
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), tail with trademarks that are distinctive signs of each whale, Magdalena Bay (Madelaine Bay), Puerto San Carlos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
860-287090 - Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), tail with trademarks that are distinctive signs of each whale, Magdalena Bay (Madelaine Bay), Puerto San Carlos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), adult, spyhopping, Ojo de Liebre Lagoon (formerly known as Scammon's Lagoon), Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
860-287098 - Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), adult, spyhopping, Ojo de Liebre Lagoon (formerly known as Scammon's Lagoon), Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), adult, mouth open behind the boat, Ojo de Liebre Lagoon (formerly known as Scammon's Lagoon), Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
860-287096 - Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), adult, mouth open behind the boat, Ojo de Liebre Lagoon (formerly known as Scammon's Lagoon), Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), adult, breaching, Ojo de Liebre Lagoon (formerly known as Scammon's Lagoon), Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
860-287097 - Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), adult, breaching, Ojo de Liebre Lagoon (formerly known as Scammon's Lagoon), Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), adult, mouth open behind the boat, Ojo de Liebre Lagoon (formerly known as Scammon's Lagoon), Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
860-287095 - Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus), adult, mouth open behind the boat, Ojo de Liebre Lagoon (formerly known as Scammon's Lagoon), Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Bear paw Clam (Hippopus hippopus) on detrital background. Rare in some areas of the lagoon due to overfishing. New Caledonia.
860-287043 - Bear paw Clam (Hippopus hippopus) on detrital background. Rare in some areas of the lagoon due to overfishing. New Caledonia.
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding on algae. South lagoon. New Caledonia.
860-287036 - Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding on algae. South lagoon. New Caledonia.
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming in the lagoon. South lagoon. New Caledonia.
860-287037 - Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming in the lagoon. South lagoon. New Caledonia.
Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) swimming under the surface, Reunion Island, Indian Ocean
860-286855 - Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) swimming under the surface, Reunion Island, Indian Ocean
Pyrosomes, colony hundreds to thousands individuals called zooids, cloned from one egg and bound together, Mirissa, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean
860-286685 - Pyrosomes, colony hundreds to thousands individuals called zooids, cloned from one egg and bound together, Mirissa, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean
Mother and calf sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, Vulnerable (IUCN), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 13/365 W-03.
860-286682 - Mother and calf sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, Vulnerable (IUCN), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 13/365 W-03.
Octopus (Octopus sp) in the lagoon, Mayotte, Indian Ocean.
860-286862 - Octopus (Octopus sp) in the lagoon, Mayotte, Indian Ocean.
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming under the surface at dusk, Indian Ocean, N'Gouja Bay, Mayotte
860-286857 - Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming under the surface at dusk, Indian Ocean, N'Gouja Bay, Mayotte
Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda is the largest animal ever known to have existed. This may be the pygmy sub-species of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus. Mirissa, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean
860-286684 - Blue whale Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda is the largest animal ever known to have existed. This may be the pygmy sub-species of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus. Mirissa, Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) on the bottom, Indian Ocean, N'Gouja Bay, Mayotte
860-286861 - Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) on the bottom, Indian Ocean, N'Gouja Bay, Mayotte
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming at the surface at dusk, Indian Ocean, N'Gouja Bay, Mayotte
860-286858 - Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming at the surface at dusk, Indian Ocean, N'Gouja Bay, Mayotte
Portrait of a sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, Vulnerable (IUCN), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 13/365 W-03.
860-286681 - Portrait of a sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, Vulnerable (IUCN), Dominica, Caribbean Sea, Atlantic Ocean. Photo taken under permit n°RP 13/365 W-03.
Tourists above on a canoe and a Whale Shark (Rhiniodon typus) below with it's mouth open. This is the world's largest species of fish, Oslob, Philippines
1116-39963 - Tourists above on a canoe and a Whale Shark (Rhiniodon typus) below with it's mouth open. This is the world's largest species of fish, Oslob, Philippines
A commercial whale shark encounter with a feeder above on a canoe and a Whale Shark (Rhiniodon typus) below. This is the world's largest species of fish, Oslob, Philippines
1116-39967 - A commercial whale shark encounter with a feeder above on a canoe and a Whale Shark (Rhiniodon typus) below. This is the world's largest species of fish, Oslob, Philippines
A Whale Shark (Rhiniodon typus) with it's mouth open, filter feeding at the surface. This is the world's largest species of fish, Oslob, Philippines
1116-39965 - A Whale Shark (Rhiniodon typus) with it's mouth open, filter feeding at the surface. This is the world's largest species of fish, Oslob, Philippines
A commercial whale shark encounter with a feeder above on a canoe and a Whale Shark (Rhiniodon typus) below. This is the world's largest species of fish, Oslob, Philippines
1116-39964 - A commercial whale shark encounter with a feeder above on a canoe and a Whale Shark (Rhiniodon typus) below. This is the world's largest species of fish, Oslob, Philippines
A Slender Spongegoby (Phyllogobius platycephalops) and two different species of crabs. Attached to the goby are several parasites with egg cases, that will likely prove fatal over time. Many species live on the convuluted surface of this sponge, Philippin
1116-39719 - A Slender Spongegoby (Phyllogobius platycephalops) and two different species of crabs. Attached to the goby are several parasites with egg cases, that will likely prove fatal over time. Many species live on the convuluted surface of this sponge, Philippin
A commercial whale shark encounter with a feeder above on a canoe and a Whale Shark (Rhiniodon typus) below. This is the world's largest species of fish, Oslob, Philippines
1116-39966 - A commercial whale shark encounter with a feeder above on a canoe and a Whale Shark (Rhiniodon typus) below. This is the world's largest species of fish, Oslob, Philippines
Mouth detail of a colorful and healthy mushroom coral (Fungia fungites) that is growing on a tropical coral reef. Mushroom coral is unique in the coral world, in that it does not attach itself to the bottom, Philippines
1116-39938 - Mouth detail of a colorful and healthy mushroom coral (Fungia fungites) that is growing on a tropical coral reef. Mushroom coral is unique in the coral world, in that it does not attach itself to the bottom, Philippines
Diver and school of young bluefin tuna, Azores
860-282371 - Diver and school of young bluefin tuna, Azores
Grey Reef Shark under surface, French Polynesia
860-285620 - Grey Reef Shark under surface, French Polynesia
Shore rockling in the reef, Mediterranean Sea
860-285746 - Shore rockling in the reef, Mediterranean Sea
Longfin eel under surface, New Zealand
860-283840 - Longfin eel under surface, New Zealand