sad news coming from #oneoceanglobal ambassador @shark_siren from #newsouthwales with @apexharmony regarding #sharknets. these nets have been proven ineffective and cause needless deaths of marine life while not preventing shark encounters! follow them for more information and ways to help! ・・・
this is one of the hardest days i have encountered so far since joining the @apexharmony campaign in 2014.
it was hard because my colleagues found five rays in one net at seven mile beach in lennox head, nsw. .
1 eagle ray and 4 mobula rays. 2 were alive, and thankfully we managed to get them released.
it was a hard day to see these images of creatures which are so majestic in the water, suffer so cruelly in nets which do nothing to protect ocean users.
it's also hard because the nsw and qld governments publicly have stated that they won't be removing them, with the support of ballina shire council. along with federal "environment" minister josh frydenberg, ignoring extensive advice and evidence as shown in the released senate inquiry report.
but as hard as it may be.. we won't give up. for the oceans 💙🦈🐳🐠
Aggregating, or grouping behavior, is seen across several shark orders, including carcharhiniformes, heterodontiformes, squatiniformes, and hexanchiformes(mourier et al. 2011). there can be many factors that could cause certain species to come together. among these are cooperative hunting(ebert 1991), mating(sims et al. 2000), communication/passing along social information(klimley & nelson 1981), and protection from predators or unwanted attention from the opposite sex(economakis & lobel 1998, wearmouth & sims 2008). although sharks may be found to aggregate together, it is still difficult to track individuals well enough that social interactions and behaviors can be well documented. this is why we are conducting a population study on the sharks here on the north shore of o'ahu, to observe these individual sharks and their behavior, whether they aggregate for mating, communication, cooperative feeding, or a combination of reasons. so far we have found that although the sharks found at our sites are typically male, female galapagos sharks are much more abundant in the summer months and their bodies are more swollen and sport new scars indicative of mating. 💞
there is still so much to learn about these animals but they are disappearing an an unsustainably high rate due to #sharkfinsoup#sharkcull and #longlining. help us save these sharks and our seas by spreading awareness, knowing where your seafood comes from, and being politically involved. your influence is larger than you realize! #bethedifference
post by @shelle_belle_
photo by @juansharks
Calling all artist! 💫🎨💜 to help bring in the new year we are going to also do new stickers! and who better to be designed by than you, yes you have the chance to submit your art to become @oneoceandiving newest sticker design. the winner will also receive a pareo from our non-profit marine conservation line @oneoceandesigns x @thessalonikecollection#oneoceandesigns .
here are the rules :)!
1.draw an amazing design #oneoceandiving themed with any of our #jawsome hashtags
2.post your entry and tag @oneoceandiving and #oneocean2018sticker 3.wait for us to chose a winner on december 26th! .
just some ideas for when designing the sticker, try and integrate @oneoceandiving into the design and maybe some hashtags like #savetheocean or #helpsavesharks! .
we can not wait to see everyones creativity. happy drawing and feel free to tag a friend below who might want to participate 😉🐬 first photo @juansharks second photo @madi_makoff