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Our underwater photographers have been very busy recently, submitting some eye-catching images from locations including Cuba, the Bahamas, Galapagos and Greece. They capture the biodiversity of marine habitats worldwide.
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) swimming, Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka. March.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) swimming, Indian Ocean, off Sri Lanka. March.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting shoal of Black striped salemas (Xenocys jessiae), Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting shoal of Black striped salemas (Xenocys jessiae), Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) near the surface in shallow water, Eleuthera, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) near the surface in shallow water, Eleuthera, Bahamas.
A Great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) swimming towards the camera, Bimini, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / A Great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) swimming towards the camera, Bimini, Bahamas.
A Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), heavily scarred, possibly from shark attacks, on sand bank off Eleuthera, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / A Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), heavily scarred, possibly from shark attacks, on sand bank off Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) swimming over sandy seabed, Bimini, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) swimming over sandy seabed, Bimini, Bahamas.
Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea) portrait reflecting off the surface of the ocean at night, Eleuthera, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea) portrait reflecting off the surface of the ocean at night, Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea) portrait at night, Eleuthera, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea) portrait at night, Eleuthera, Bahamas.
A Giant clam (Tridacna gigas) surrounded by Lettuce coral (Turbinaria reniformis), Kosrae, Micronesia.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / A Giant clam (Tridacna gigas) surrounded by Lettuce coral (Turbinaria reniformis), Kosrae, Micronesia.
Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) on a coral reef, The Bahamas. August.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) on a coral reef, The Bahamas. August.
Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) on a coral reef in The Bahamas. August.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) on a coral reef in The Bahamas. August.
Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) hunting on a reef off Eleuthera Island, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) hunting on a reef off Eleuthera Island, Bahamas.
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming over sand ripples, Eleuthera, Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) swimming over sand ripples, Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci), and Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi), Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci), and Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi), Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
Schoolmaster snapper (Lutjanus apodus) and Bluestriped grunt (Haemulon sciurus) seeking protection in Elkhorn Coral (Acropora palmata), Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Carib...  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Schoolmaster snapper (Lutjanus apodus) and Bluestriped grunt (Haemulon sciurus) seeking protection in Elkhorn Coral (Acropora palmata), Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Carib...
Flamingo Tongue (Cyphoma gibbosum), on featherstar, Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Flamingo Tongue (Cyphoma gibbosum), on featherstar, Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.
Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta) and diver, Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park, Pinar del Rio Province, western Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Giant barrel sponge (Xestospongia muta) and diver, Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park, Pinar del Rio Province, western Cuba.
Spinyhead Blenny (Acanthemblemaria spinosa), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Spinyhead Blenny (Acanthemblemaria spinosa), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.
Black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci), and Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi), Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Black grouper (Mycteroperca bonaci), and Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi), Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
Panamic Cushion Sea Star (Pentaceraster cumingi) and a school of Yellow-tailed Grunt (Anisotremus interruptus), Galapagos Island, Ecuador. December.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Panamic Cushion Sea Star (Pentaceraster cumingi) and a school of Yellow-tailed Grunt (Anisotremus interruptus), Galapagos Island, Ecuador. December.
Red encrusting sponge (Monanchora barbadensis), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Red encrusting sponge (Monanchora barbadensis), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.
Painted tunicate (Clavelina picta), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Painted tunicate (Clavelina picta), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.
Orange sieve encrusting sponge (Diplastrella sp.) and Red encrusting sponge (Monanchora barbadensis), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Orange sieve encrusting sponge (Diplastrella sp.) and Red encrusting sponge (Monanchora barbadensis), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.
Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) forest, Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) forest, Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.
Unicorn leatherjacket filefish (Aluterus monoceros) at night, The Bahamas. February.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Unicorn leatherjacket filefish (Aluterus monoceros) at night, The Bahamas. February.
Bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus), Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park, Pinar del Rio Province, western Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus), Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park, Pinar del Rio Province, western Cuba.
American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus), Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus), Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
Golden coral shrimp (Stenopus scutellatus), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Golden coral shrimp (Stenopus scutellatus), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.
Foureye butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus) couple feeding on coral, Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park, Pinar del Rio Province, western Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Foureye butterflyfish (Chaetodon capistratus) couple feeding on coral, Guanahacabibes Peninsula National Park, Pinar del Rio Province, western Cuba.
Pederson cleaner shrimp (Periclimenes pedersoni), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Pederson cleaner shrimp (Periclimenes pedersoni), Cienaga de Zapata National Park, Matanzas Province, Cuba.
Gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus) shoal swimming over Turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum), Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus) shoal swimming over Turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum), Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) portrait, Eleuthera, Bahamas. December.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) portrait, Eleuthera, Bahamas. December.
Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) with hook, Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Silky Shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) with hook, Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi) group of three, Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi) group of three, Jardines de la Reina / Gardens of the Queen National Park, Caribbean Sea, Ciego de Avila, Cuba.
Neptune seagrass meadow (Posidonia oceanica) in the coastal zone of the Samaria National Park, Chania, Crete  -  Dimitris Poursanidis
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Dimitris Poursanidis / Neptune seagrass meadow (Posidonia oceanica) in the coastal zone of the Samaria National Park, Chania, Crete
Close up of the understory of a seagrass meadow, Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece  -  Dimitris Poursanidis
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Dimitris Poursanidis / Close up of the understory of a seagrass meadow, Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Neptune seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) fruits washed ashore after a storm. Gouves, Heraklion, Crete, Greece  -  Dimitris Poursanidis
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Dimitris Poursanidis / Neptune seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) fruits washed ashore after a storm. Gouves, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Noble pen shell (Pinna nobilis) is the largest bivalve in the Mediterranean. It is mostly found in seagrass meadows (Posidonia oceanica). National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades, Greece  -  Dimitris Poursanidis
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Dimitris Poursanidis / Noble pen shell (Pinna nobilis) is the largest bivalve in the Mediterranean. It is mostly found in seagrass meadows (Posidonia oceanica). National Marine Park of Alonissos Northern Sporades, Greece
Black-tailed wrasse (Symphodus melanocercus) sheltering within Neptune seagrass (Posidonia oceanica). Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece  -  Dimitris Poursanidis
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Dimitris Poursanidis / Black-tailed wrasse (Symphodus melanocercus) sheltering within Neptune seagrass (Posidonia oceanica). Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Meadow of Neptune seagrass (Posidonia oceanica), Chersonissos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece  -  Dimitris Poursanidis
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Dimitris Poursanidis / Meadow of Neptune seagrass (Posidonia oceanica), Chersonissos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Abandonded fishing gear in seagrass meadow, with red sea squirt (Halocynthia papillosa), Samaria National Park, Chania, Crete, Greece  -  Dimitris Poursanidis
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Dimitris Poursanidis / Abandonded fishing gear in seagrass meadow, with red sea squirt (Halocynthia papillosa), Samaria National Park, Chania, Crete, Greece
A school of Siganids (Siganus rivulatus) fish swimming over meadow of little Neptune seagrass (Cymodocea nodosa). Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.  -  Dimitris Poursanidis
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Dimitris Poursanidis / A school of Siganids (Siganus rivulatus) fish swimming over meadow of little Neptune seagrass (Cymodocea nodosa). Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
Neptune seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) meadow, Samaria National Park, Chania, Crete, Greece  -  Dimitris Poursanidis
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Dimitris Poursanidis / Neptune seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) meadow, Samaria National Park, Chania, Crete, Greece
A school of striped red mullet or surmullet (Mullus surmuletus) swim over seagrass meadow, Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece  -  Dimitris Poursanidis
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Dimitris Poursanidis / A school of striped red mullet or surmullet (Mullus surmuletus) swim over seagrass meadow, Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Abandonded fishing gear in seagrass meadow (Posidonia oceanica), Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece  -  Dimitris Poursanidis
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Dimitris Poursanidis / Abandonded fishing gear in seagrass meadow (Posidonia oceanica), Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting off Bartolome Islet, Santiago Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Galapagos penguin (Spheniscus mendiculus) hunting off Bartolome Islet, Santiago Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting shoal of Black striped salemas (Xenocys jessiae), Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting shoal of Black striped salemas (Xenocys jessiae), Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting shoal of Black striped salemas (Xenocys jessiae), Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) hunting shoal of Black striped salemas (Xenocys jessiae), Rabida Island, Galapagos, Ecuador. December.
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