Happy World Turtle Day! Puako, Hawaii (pictured here) is home to a large population of sea turtles! After swimming past the lava tubes, you can often find turtles being cleaned by large schools of tang. Occasionally, you might also see a tiger shark looking for a snack!
The big blue 🐋🌊 . . . My favourite photo I’ve ever taken. We’re surrounded by ocean beauty like this yet so many people don’t see the need to protect it. So much of life depends on it, for us and the species its home to. We need to act fast to #protectouroceans and #savethefishies and the most mesmerising ecosystems - #coralreefs What are you going to do today to help secure the future of the ocean for all?💙
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Little po'ou (Labroides dimidiatus) cleaning a cut on my knee for me, how kind. Bluestreak cleaner wrasse advertise their services by dancing up and down, letting other fish and turtles know the spa is open for business. Clients can come to cleaning stations to get parasites removed from their skin, which also provides the cleaners with an easy meal - in ecology, these sort of relationships are called mutualistic, and both partners benefit from this interaction. Clients are on their best behaviour, and you'll often see predators waiting patiently next to prey. Some sneaky fish, like the fang blenny in an earlier post, take advantage of these situations to get an easy meal as well! #moorea#tahiti#frenchpolynesia#societyislands#coral#reef#coralreefs#underwater#tropics#fish#instafish#biology#marinebiology#ecology#science
It’s a day for babies! Juvenile #sweetlips are so cute and these ones are sooooo tiny! They attempt to imitate clown fish when they are young as a defense mechanism, and these ones were moving so fast they were literally a blur! In contrast this beautiful juvenile #batfish floats effortlessly and its tail flows gently while it is in the cleaning station. You can see the brilliantly blue striped #cleanerwrasse very attentively picking off the parasites and dead scales that might cause infections for the bat fish but are a #freemeal for the tiny wrasse! Isn’t #mothernature amazing!? #sprinklesaltonyoursoul 🎥@soulwaterproductions@adriennegittusphotography