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Trivia time! 🐳 Let’s see if you whale-y know your whale facts! How long can humpbacks’ tails grow to be? 🧐 Comment your guess and we’ll announce the correct answer at the end of the day! • a) 10 ft b) 14 ft c) 18 ft d) 20 ft • Take your pick! 🐋 Fin-tastic photo by @french.atoll 📸
Happy #ManateeMonday! ✨ We hope everyone had a great start to their week, and that all the moms out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday! 🌞 Did you know manatee moms are some of the most committed moms ever? They’re loyal guardians of their children, keeping pups close by for up to 2 years until they’re able to swim off on their own...yet another reason to love these gentle giants! 💙 Click the link in our bio to learn even more about moms that call our ocean home 🌊 Photo by James R.D. Scott.
When you said you were going to be insanely healthy and get super toned by May but..... 🐡 #whatever #pizzaislife #moretolove .... Pufferfish are some incredible little creatures, aren’t they? ✨ Remember, never disturb wildlife for the purpose of photography—photos like this should always be taken only if such phenomena is witnessed naturally. Where have you seen these interesting animals in the wild? Photo by Blaine Franger. 🌊
Sometimes our ocean’s beauty leaves us so speechless, all we can do is look on and promise to protect it. Where’s the most beautiful place you’ve seen our seas? Comment and let us know! Stunning photo by @airloft—their drone photography is a must-see. 🌊
Did you know❓Harp seals will dive up to 300 meters (thats 1,000 feet! 😱) when foraging for food! Hey, we’ve all been there; when ya gotta eat, ya gotta eat 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏽♂️ This little one was photographed by the amazing @cristinamittermeier; we just couldn’t handle the cuteness. 🌊💙
"I shall call him squishy, and he shall be mine, and he shall be my squishy." 🐙🐠 All we could think of was Dory when we saw this photo; gotta love some sea jellies and Finding Nemo quotes! Amazing photo by Ethan Daniels.
(9/9) @rafeedhussain: I spent the remainder of my time at (@lumcon_ocean), feverously editing all of the photos I took for my team’s contribution to OCEANDOTCOMM—a piece entitled “In South Louisiana, Seafood Means Hope”, authored by fellow participant, the brilliant Dr. David Shiffman (@whysharksmatter). You should give it a read, along with what my colleagues here at Ocean Conservancy just released, “Saving the Coast Through Storytelling” (links in bio)! Thank you all for following along, and a special thank you to The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for hosting all of us and creating such an incredible #scicomm event! If you have any questions for me feel free to find me here on Instagram or on Twitter (@rafeedhussain)! And now back to your regularly scheduled programming!
(8/9) @rafeedhussain: After dinner we got to go out back and chat with some of the tribal members. You’d think that they’d be sick of the flooding and would want to leave, but nothing could be further from the truth. One tribal member, who also happened to be an environmental biology major at Southeastern Louisiana University, told us, “What I want to hopefully try to do is save what’s left of right here. I want to find a way to save some of it, or rebuild what it used to be. I want to stay. He then pointed to the land he and his family grew up on, with the sun just beginning to dip beneath the horizon and exclaimed, “That’s the most beautiful thing I’m ever gonna see in my whole life. I love that. I want to be able to pass that on!” The people here were as strong and resolute as they were compassionate and generous. In the face of adversity, I’d bet on them to rise above the seas and find a way to continue living on their land every single time. #odotcomm18
(7/9) @rafeedhussain: After exploring the barrier island we had the opportunity to explore the community surrounding (@lumcon_ocean) and meet some of the people of the Pointe-au-Chien Native American Tribe. Many tribal members live on an island just across the road pictured above. Fifty years ago, there was nothing but walkable land surrounding the area. Today, the road can flood when it gets too windy, effectively trapping tribal members on the island. Driving through Pointe-au-Chien, and Terrebonne Parish at large, almost every home stood atop stilts and had a boat nearby—prepared for flooding. You’d think the people here would be stern and hardened by the encroaching sea, but that was not the case. Everywhere we went we were met with a smile, hospitality, and friendly banter. The Pointe-au-Chien Tribe even invited all 43 of us over for dinner! Tribal members served us delectable shrimp, crab, and fish that they caught themselves straight out the bayou! #odotcomm18