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Golden Ray Migration by Sandra Critelli: The Gulf of Mexico population of Golden Rays, in schools of as many as 10,000 migrate biannually between western Florida and the Yucatan, turning vast areas of blue water to gold. Measuring up to 7ft (2.1 metres) from wing-tip to wing-tip, Golden rays are also more prosaically known as cow nose rays. They have long, pointed pectoral fins that separate into two lobes in front of their high-domed heads and give them a cow-like appearance. Despite…

This is called Flight of the Rays by Florian Schulz (Germany). This aerial view of a congregation of Munk’s devil rays was taken over the Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico in 2010. He won Environmental Photographer of the Year.

Beautiful little sea horse. (I presume.) #best #meditative #ocean #animals #interesting #beautiful #things

The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before the dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world. The largest can come in at about 6 meters and has tentacles over 50 meters long. Pretty amazing when you think these things have been swimming around for so long.

rhamphotheca: Incredibly rare WHITE humpback whale spotted off coast of Norway  by Niamh O’doherty A white whale has been causing a splash...