The importance of Coral Reefs are enormous as they are among the most diverse and valuable ecosystems in the world. The pictures showcase healthy and bleached coral. They provide homes for marine species and grant us oxygen for us to live. They not only provide environmental benefits but benefit the human population as well as billions of dollars in economic value. Sadly, they're decreasing as they are dying off or also known as bleaching. What causes this? Well, climate change is the short answer. When the conditions change such as temperature, light, and or nutrients then the corals can be affected by expelling the symbiotic algae within the coral thus turning them completely white. I recently watched a film called "50 Minute to Save the World" and it talked about this major issue and how the world would be in the future without them, and instead of them being rainbow colours and resemble life itself, they're becoming graveyards. The impact of a coral reef is huge as without them ecosystems would fall and marine species would suffer. The next few years are the most important for coral Reefs and we need more exposure about this issue and make a change. We must push the government to consider climate change to stop fossils fuels and go completely renewable energy. I plan on doing my part to save these amazing ecosystems, and I hope you all do the same. #savethereefs#sealife#ocean#life#50minutestosavetheworld
Lunch Time! 🥗
You might be wondering what do sea turtles eat? Well what a sea turtle eats depends upon the species. Some are omnivores, eating a variety of plants and animals, while the hawksbill and the leatherback are specialists, subsisting primarily of sponges and jellyfish.
Help spread the message and give back to marine life 🌀
Looking for something fun and different to do? Why don’t you get up and glow! 🧡 @newportdunes waterpark offers #radiantrides where you can discover the Back Bay while gliding on illuminated water under the moonlight! The bright carpet of light that shines under your SUP board allows you to see what sea friends are swimming along with you below the surface 🧜♀️ 🐋 🐠 .
For more information go to: https://www.newportdunes.com/radiant-rides-newport-beach/ or @newportdunes link in bio and search under “play” in their menu.
1 Hour Guided Group Tour
Minimum 8 people per tour
Friday & Saturday Nights
Must be 13 years or older
$30 per person
Summer (May to September)
Complimentary LED glow accessories
“Mermaid hair, don’t care.” 🧜🏻♀️🌊
Being on the water or in the water has always brought me peace and comfort. This past weekend I was able to spend time on the water.
What I didn’t realize was how much I NEEDED it!
I am very much a busy body who puts everyone else first. I feel like a lot of women are. .
So I challenge you, the girl reading this who probably hasn’t done anything that brings her peace in a while, to slow down. Take time to do things that if nothing else make you happy! .
So tell me what are you going to do today that brings you peace?💜
A little shark safety tip: If you ever feel like a shark is getting too close for comfort, extend out your fin (and as always, maintain eye contact). Sharks can detect movements and vibrations in their surroundings due to their lateral line—a chain of sense organs that run along the body of many fish species. And so when you extend out your fin, it not only makes you appear bigger, but also signals to the shark that you want more personal space. 😊⠀
The sharks I’ve encountered are generally very non-confrontational animals. If anything, they’re just very curious animals. 😉 They don’t see us as natural prey and they are far from “blood-thirsty, mindless animals”. ⠀
But of course, it’s *their* home. Not ours. Please always give them the space and respect they deserve. For the majority of people, it’s best to calmly exit the water if you see one on your own :) Go with an experienced guide who genuinely cares and knows about sharks if you’re looking to see them in person ;) When in the presence of *any* wild animal, we should always be wise and take necessary precautions, so we can continue coexisting with these important and beautiful creatures ☺️💙💙⠀
Photo by @mermaid_kayleigh @oneoceandiving#savesharks#savetheocean