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noaasanctuaries a day ago
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Hats off to you! 馃帺馃憖
This red turban snail from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary looks like it's celebrating #NationalHatDay! This animal gets its name from the top spiraling shell which resembles a hat. This species is often found amongst the giant kelp on which it grazes.
Photo Credit: Steve Lonhart/NOAA
Image Description: A closer look at the red turban snail's mouth and foot.
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twixnmix 7 months ago
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Attendees of the Monterey Jazz Festival in California, September 1969.
Photos by Baron Wolman
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disasterzoo 3 months ago
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poems from monterey
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yesterdaysprint a year ago
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Monterey Daily Cypress, California, October 31, 1918
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jumpintothewaves a month ago
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Weirdo Wednesday!
Welcome back to Weirdo Wednesday! Today we are talking about...
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The Risso鈥檚 Dolphin - Grampus griseus
Believe it or not, these weirdos start off gray/olive brown when they are babies. So why do they look white? That is the result of scarring from one of their favorite snacks, an animal that does not go down easy; deep sea squid. They are incredible hunters despite only having 7 pairs of teeth on their bottom jaw and none on the top. While thought to be specialist, studies done by MBARI show that they are more generalist eaters, enjoying fish and crustaceans as well as squid.聽
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This is a dolphin?
Not all dolphins have the long beak. Risso鈥檚 dolphins are the second largest species of dolphin at about 14 feet long (the first being Orcas of course). They are also sometimes grouped in the聽鈥楤lackfish鈥 category, which includes pilot whales and false killer whales. They鈥檙e identified by their round head and their sickle-shaped dorsal fin, but also despite having a wide range, these weirdo鈥檚 are not seen very often. I myself was lucky enough to see 2 pods off the coast of Monterey Bay, but this is because they are deep sea dolphins who can dive up to 1000 feet and stay down for 30 minutes!! Another reason may be that they can easily be confused for orcas by locals.聽
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Threats
The biggest threat to these weirdos is similar to most marine mammals, and that is entanglement. Gillnets, longlines and trawls are their biggest issues. Another issue that most cetaceans face is noise pollution. Whales and dolphins use sound to communicate and find food, and ships are very noisy. Pods that live around highly populated ports have a hard time communicated with each other in the water during dense shipping times. This can lead to damage in their hearing, and even ship strikes. NOAA has reported between 2016-2020, 119 whales were found beached and the cause of death was ship strikes. While that may not seem like a lot, keep in mind scientists don鈥檛 get to autopsy whales that don鈥檛 get beached and instead sink to the bottom of the seafloor.聽
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They are performers!
These acrobatic weirdos do an array of tricks including breaching, spyhopping (vertically poking its head out of the water) and slapping its tail flukes, bodies (shown above) or pectoral flippers on the sea surface. A particularly famous Risso鈥檚 dolphin named 鈥淧elorus Jack鈥 became famous for guiding boats across Cook Strait in New Zealand. They are very social, often seen in pods of 30 dolphins or in larger super pods, and they have even been seen temporarily joining a pod of Pacific White-sided dolphins.聽
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psychedelicaxis 6 months ago
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A couple at the Monterey Jazz Festival, 1969
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davetada 3 months ago
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Bixby Bridge
Big Sur, CA
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kaiserbladz 4 months ago
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thepassengerseats 3 days ago
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Monterrey Bay Aquarium, 2021
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wrooom 3 months ago
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Ferrari LaFerrari聽
By聽Hunter J. G. Frim
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noaasanctuaries 4 months ago
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馃毃 ATTENTION. We are interrupting your scroll because...well, look at this young Risso's dolphin in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary!
These cetaceans generally prefer deeper offshore waters, especially near the continental shelf edge and slope, where they can dive to at least 1,000 feet and hold their breath for 30 minutes. If you see something cuter today, let us know because we won't believe it unless we see it... (Photo: Douglas Croft. Image description: An adult and a young Risso's dolphin swimming at the surface.)
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ohmandsuch 10 months ago
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Tidepool
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hunter-of-light a year ago
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[August 2018] Monterey, California
Check out my IG: @vfc.jpg
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specialformany 6 months ago
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Lance Anderson
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA, United States
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blogboestbelle 6 months ago
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An overcast day with a cute bear馃槃鉂わ笍馃惗
Monterey, CA
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rolloroberson 7 months ago
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The Clash from a 1979 portrait session during a stop on the group's 'Pearl Harbor '79' tour in Monterey, California. (Photographed by George Rose/Getty Images).
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psychedelicaxis 7 months ago
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54 years of Monterey 馃グ
Who are you coming to see?
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davetada 3 months ago
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The Lone Cypress
Pebble Beach, CA
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hellasaddbuthellaaradd 6 months ago
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Good daze
Off the grid
Monterey , ca
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lilacsinthedooryard a year ago
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聽Franz Bischoff (United States, 1864-1929)
"Cleft-Born Trees, Monterey, California", 1924
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