It’s international #WorldWildlifeDay! We encourage kids of all ages to visit an aquarium, zoo, national park, botanical garden or any other place that helps reconnect with other species. Let’s help raise awareness of the benefits that conservation provides to people worldwide!
Learn more: http://www.un.org/en/events/wildlifeday/
Medusa by Guido Mocafico.
Janolus sp. by JohnnyChiu
Will Ho, Starry Ocean (2014)
"While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of bioluminescent phytoplankton. These tiny organisms glow similarly to fireflies and tend to emit light when stressed, such as when waves crash or when they are otherwise agitated. While the phenomenon and its chemical mechanisms have been known for some time, biologists have only recently began to understand the reasons behind it. You can see a few more of Ho’s photographs over on Flickr." - Christopher JobsonThe dinoflagellateNoctiluca scintillans, amongst others, is responsible for blooms like these. When the blooms happen en masse and are disturbed by the rolling action of waves breaking, they’re colloquially given the names “sea sparkles” or “fire of the sea”.
Take a look at me now | by: [Kirsten Meyer]
Whale Sharks | Rhincodon typus
(by Paul Cowell)
Source: Flickr / paulcowell
Jellyfishing by TimHall Monterrey Aquarium Jellyfish
Jellyfish by mollyismymolly A jellyfish seen on a beach trip
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