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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
860-287459 - Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. diving Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus); Isabela Island; Galapagos, Ecuador; The Marine Iguana appears slow and clumsy on land, but this particular species of lizard is the only sea-going lizard in the world. However, it has to return the the land to breed.
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
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.
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
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
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
1116-39726 - The Bubble Coral Shrimp (Vir philippinensis) is found only on this species of coral, Pleurogyra sinuosa. The brown oval objects are actually Acoel Flatworms (Waminoa sp) that feed on nutrients trapped in mucus covering the coral, Philippines
1116-39714 - These two parasitic mollusks, Thyca crystallina, are growing on the host starfish, Linckia laevigata. This parasitic shell only attaches to this species of starfish, into which it burrows and sucks up nutrients, Philippines