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Ocean Giants Trust is an international conservation charity, which protects the ocean’s largest and most threatened marine species, and their biologically important habitats.

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Responding to the global threat of extinction to some of the most iconic species on the planet, we believe that only through integrating international research, with local marine conservation and education will Ocean Giants survive and thrive.

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  • Repost: @styngvi •  Carpet sharks are some of the more interesting shark species in the sea with their beautiful patterns. The name derives from their tendancy to inhibit shallow waters and reef bottoms. Carpet sharks are comprised of 7 different families, each who share similarities with the others but also have their own distinctions.
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Sharks such as Bamboo sharks, Zebra sharks and Wobbegongs all belong to the families of Carpet sharks. What they have in common are interesting patterns on their bodies. These patterns can even change throughout their lifetime which is exactly the case with the Zebra shark. In their juvenile stage their bodies are black with white stripes and as they age the stripes disappear and they are left with small, dark spots on a light background.
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These sharks definitely challenge the fearsome image of a great white with its enormous jaws full of razor-sharp teeth. Although carpet sharks are quite docile they might respond negatively to harassment so if you come across one of these in the water please keep a respectful distance!
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Sharks are like the immune system of the ocean. They prey on the weak and sick animals and keep our oceans healthy. Conservation of sharks is also the preservation of human life as we know it. The aim of this series is to celebrate the different species of sharks and break the image of sharks being mindless killing machines.
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In the end we will only conserve what we love and we only love what we understand so it's important to educate people and help them to understand sharks. They have been on this planet for 400 million of years but could disappear from the ocean in our lifetime unless we do something about it.
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Please keep an open mind and help me shatter the image of sharks by sharing facts and images of them 🦈💙
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#carpetsharks #sharks #marinebiology #oceangiants #ocean #ogt #sharkbiology #saveoursharks
  • The great hammerhead shark is the largest of all 9 species of hammerhead. 
DYK - They can grow up to 6m (20ft) and can weigh up to 450kg (1000 lbs)!! - Their head shape helps them locate and pin down their prey. - Sadly, they are currently classed as an endangered species. .
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Photo: @biminisharkgirl .
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#ogt #oceangiants #hammerhead #shark #sharkfacts #greathammerhead
  • @lamaveproject have a few open spots on their Donsol whale shark project starting ASAP! 
Check out the position on their website: 
Lamave.org/volunteer 🦈🦈🦈
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#ogt #whalesharkresearch #lamave #philippines #oceangiants #oceanresearch #sharkresearch #whaleshark #marinebiology
  • Thousands of Golden Cow-Nose rays seen off the coast of Mexico. The spectacular scene was captured as they made their biannual mass migrations to more agreeable waters. 
Repost: @pangeaseed, Photo: Sandra Critelli. .
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#oceangiants #ogt #rays #elasmobranchs #cownoseray #massmigration #science #research #marinebiology #marineresearch #oceanconservation