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This month we've been really busy adding great new marine material to our site, from Shane Gross, Jurgen Freund, Alex Mustard and Doug Perrine amongst others. There is also strong coverage on the polar regions, climate change and dramatic weather. And look out for some great photos of various owl species and fascinating new images from Wild Wonders of China, featuring Taiwan endemics, rare species from the Tibetan plateau and honey buzzards feeding on the nests of wild bees.
Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) hunting over Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed, view from below. Florida Keys, Florida, USA.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) hunting over Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed, view from below. Florida Keys, Florida, USA.
Banded sea krait (Laticauda colubrina) hunting in seagrass bed. Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Banded sea krait (Laticauda colubrina) hunting in seagrass bed. Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Bonnethead shark (Sphyrna tiburo) hunting amongst fish in Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed, view from below. Bonnetheads are the first known omnivorous shark, eating seagrass and retain...  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Bonnethead shark (Sphyrna tiburo) hunting amongst fish in Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed, view from below. Bonnetheads are the first known omnivorous shark, eating seagrass and retain...
Cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus) pair in Eelgrass (Zostera marina) bed. Newfoundland, Canada. September.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus) pair in Eelgrass (Zostera marina) bed. Newfoundland, Canada. September.
Neptune seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) bed, sun rays shining through water. A patch of seagrass bed in the Mediterranean sea is considered to be the oldest living organism on earth. Spain. June.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Neptune seagrass (Posidonia oceanica) bed, sun rays shining through water. A patch of seagrass bed in the Mediterranean sea is considered to be the oldest living organism on earth. Spain. June.
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) in seagrass bed. Researcher from CORE (Centre for Ocean Research and Education) Sciences diving in background, amongst exclusion cages on sea floor to monitor the eff...  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) in seagrass bed. Researcher from CORE (Centre for Ocean Research and Education) Sciences diving in background, amongst exclusion cages on sea floor to monitor the eff...
Northern sea star (Asterias rubens), two feeding in Eelgrass (Zostera marina) bed. Newfoundland, Canada. May.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Northern sea star (Asterias rubens), two feeding in Eelgrass (Zostera marina) bed. Newfoundland, Canada. May.
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) grazing on Turtlegrass (Halophila stipulacea), close up. Marsa Alam, Egypt.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) grazing on Turtlegrass (Halophila stipulacea), close up. Marsa Alam, Egypt.
Atlantic blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) hunting in Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed, view towards sky. Florida Keys, Florida, USA.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Atlantic blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) hunting in Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed, view towards sky. Florida Keys, Florida, USA.
Aerial view of tidal channels in marshland, with tree like appearance. Mockhorn Island State Wildlife Management Area, Virginia, USA. May 2019.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Aerial view of tidal channels in marshland, with tree like appearance. Mockhorn Island State Wildlife Management Area, Virginia, USA. May 2019.
Aerial view of tidal channels in marshland. Mockhorn Island State Wildlife Management Area, Virginia, USA. May 2019.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Aerial view of tidal channels in marshland. Mockhorn Island State Wildlife Management Area, Virginia, USA. May 2019.
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding on on Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed. The Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Green turtle (Chelonia mydas) feeding on on Turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) seagrass bed. The Bahamas.
Dugong (Dugong dugon) male and juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) shoal swimming over Turtlegrass (Halophila stipulacea) seagrass bed. Marsa Alam, Egypt.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Dugong (Dugong dugon) male and juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) shoal swimming over Turtlegrass (Halophila stipulacea) seagrass bed. Marsa Alam, Egypt.
Dugong (Dugong dugon) feeding on Tapegrass (Halophila stipulacea), view of tail. Marsa Alam, Egypt.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Dugong (Dugong dugon) feeding on Tapegrass (Halophila stipulacea), view of tail. Marsa Alam, Egypt.
Dugong (Dugong dugon) feeding on Tapegrass (Halophila stipulacea), accompanied by juvenile Golden trevally fish (Gnathanodon speciosus). Marsa Alam, Egypt.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Dugong (Dugong dugon) feeding on Tapegrass (Halophila stipulacea), accompanied by juvenile Golden trevally fish (Gnathanodon speciosus). Marsa Alam, Egypt.
Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) near surface in shallow water. The Bahamas.  -  Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) near surface in shallow water. The Bahamas.
RF - American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) swims through sunrays. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed o...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) swims through sunrays. Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen National Park, Cuba. Caribbean Sea. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed o...
School of Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus) gather tightly together as they rest during the day, with a Clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) and Midnight snappers (Macolor macularis...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / School of Oriental sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus) gather tightly together as they rest during the day, with a Clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) and Midnight snappers (Macolor macularis...
Pair of Broomtail wrasse (Cheilinus lunulatus) race upwards from the reef to spawn. Marsa El Shouna, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Pair of Broomtail wrasse (Cheilinus lunulatus) race upwards from the reef to spawn. Marsa El Shouna, Marsa Alam, Egypt. Red Sea.
Pacific trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinensis) camouflaging itself while hunting by adopting yellow colour phase and swimming among Raccoon butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) Kaiwi Point, Kona, Hawaii.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Pacific trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinensis) camouflaging itself while hunting by adopting yellow colour phase and swimming among Raccoon butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) Kaiwi Point, Kona, Hawaii.
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) with calf, Ogasawara Island, Japan. Pacific ocean.  -  Aflo
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Aflo / Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) with calf, Ogasawara Island, Japan. Pacific ocean.
Portrait of a White-eyed moray eel (Siderea thysoidea) next to a giant giant clam (Tridachna sp.) mantle on a coral reef. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Java Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Portrait of a White-eyed moray eel (Siderea thysoidea) next to a giant giant clam (Tridachna sp.) mantle on a coral reef. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Java Sea.
RF - Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) swim over a coral reef with Common sea fans (Gorgonia ventalina) and Sea plumes (Pseudopterogorgia sp). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen Nati...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - Caribbean reef sharks (Carcharhinus perezi) swim over a coral reef with Common sea fans (Gorgonia ventalina) and Sea plumes (Pseudopterogorgia sp). Jardines de la Reina, Gardens of the Queen Nati...
Leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) male carrying eggs, swims over seagrass meadow. Wool Bay, Edithburgh, South Australia. Gulf of St Vincent.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques) male carrying eggs, swims over seagrass meadow. Wool Bay, Edithburgh, South Australia. Gulf of St Vincent.
Splendid toadfish (Sanopus splendidus), Cozumel Island, Caribbean Sea, Mexico. Endangered species.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Splendid toadfish (Sanopus splendidus), Cozumel Island, Caribbean Sea, Mexico. Endangered species.
Scattered pore rope sponge (Aplysina fulva), Cozumel Island, Caribbean Sea, Mexico.  -  Claudio Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Scattered pore rope sponge (Aplysina fulva), Cozumel Island, Caribbean Sea, Mexico.
Healthy Staghorn corals (Acropora sp.) with various reef fishes, including Moon wrasses (Thalassoma lunare), and Threespot dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatus) and a large school of Bigeye snappers (Lut...  -  Sirachai Arunrugstichai
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Sirachai Arunrugstichai / Healthy Staghorn corals (Acropora sp.) with various reef fishes, including Moon wrasses (Thalassoma lunare), and Threespot dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatus) and a large school of Bigeye snappers (Lut...
Snorkler amongst Golden jellyfish (Mastigias papua etpisoni) in marine lake, split level image with mangrove forest on shore. Millions of the jellyfish migrate horizontally across the lake daily. Subs...  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Snorkler amongst Golden jellyfish (Mastigias papua etpisoni) in marine lake, split level image with mangrove forest on shore. Millions of the jellyfish migrate horizontally across the lake daily. Subs...
Blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) juveniles in coastal waters, split level image. Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Blacktip reef shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) juveniles in coastal waters, split level image. Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia.
Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) below bagan fishing boat, from a non-migratory population fed by local fishermen. Cenderawasih Bay, Papua, Indonesia. 2020.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) below bagan fishing boat, from a non-migratory population fed by local fishermen. Cenderawasih Bay, Papua, Indonesia. 2020.
Fish including Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) feeding, tourists watching from Reef Magic pontoon. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. 2019.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Fish including Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus) feeding, tourists watching from Reef Magic pontoon. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. 2019.
Research aquarist Andrea Severeti with experiments in National Sea Simulator, fragment and spawn grown Coral from Great Barrier Reef. Australian Institute of Marine Science where impacts of complex en...  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Research aquarist Andrea Severeti with experiments in National Sea Simulator, fragment and spawn grown Coral from Great Barrier Reef. Australian Institute of Marine Science where impacts of complex en...
Staghorn coral (Acropora tenuis) spawning, gametes of egg and sperm bundles released from Coral. Queensland, Australia. December.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Staghorn coral (Acropora tenuis) spawning, gametes of egg and sperm bundles released from Coral. Queensland, Australia. December.
Coral larvae in octagonal inflatable nursery pool, aerial view. Larvae reared following mass Coral spawning event. Scientists from Coral Larval Restoration Project led by Southern Cross University sit...  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Coral larvae in octagonal inflatable nursery pool, aerial view. Larvae reared following mass Coral spawning event. Scientists from Coral Larval Restoration Project led by Southern Cross University sit...
Coral growing in marine tank where impacts of complex environmental changes are researched. National Sea Simulator, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Cape Ferguson, Queensland, Australia. 2019.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Coral growing in marine tank where impacts of complex environmental changes are researched. National Sea Simulator, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Cape Ferguson, Queensland, Australia. 2019.
Coral specimens in tank at National Sea Simulator where impacts of complex environmental changes on coral reefs are researched. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Cape Ferguson, Queensland, Austr...  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Coral specimens in tank at National Sea Simulator where impacts of complex environmental changes on coral reefs are researched. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Cape Ferguson, Queensland, Austr...
Staghorn coral (Acropora millepora) spawning, gametes of egg and sperm bundles floating to surface. Queensland, Australia. December.  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Staghorn coral (Acropora millepora) spawning, gametes of egg and sperm bundles floating to surface. Queensland, Australia. December.
Coral and Fish native to Great Barrier Reef inside experiment tanks at National Sea Simulator. Australian Institute of Marine Science where impacts of complex environmental changes are researched, Cap...  -  Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Coral and Fish native to Great Barrier Reef inside experiment tanks at National Sea Simulator. Australian Institute of Marine Science where impacts of complex environmental changes are researched, Cap...
Fishing crews aboard a Thai commercial purse seiner hauling in nets at night, Krabi Province, Thailand, December 2015  -  Sirachai Arunrugstichai
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Sirachai Arunrugstichai / Fishing crews aboard a Thai commercial purse seiner hauling in nets at night, Krabi Province, Thailand, December 2015
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) surfacing next to whale-watching boat with tourists. Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico.  -  Franco Banfi
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Franco Banfi / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) surfacing next to whale-watching boat with tourists. Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico.
Pair of Leach's spider crabs (Inachus sp.) living symbiotiocally, sheltering beneath the stinging tentacles of a snakelocks anemone (Anemonia viridis). Swanage, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. En...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Pair of Leach's spider crabs (Inachus sp.) living symbiotiocally, sheltering beneath the stinging tentacles of a snakelocks anemone (Anemonia viridis). Swanage, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. En...
Orange and white soft corals, Dead man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) thriving beneath kelp (Laminaria hyperborea). St Abbs, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. North Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Orange and white soft corals, Dead man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum) thriving beneath kelp (Laminaria hyperborea). St Abbs, Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. North Sea.
RF - Empty Razor clam shells (Ensis siliqua) washed up on Titchwell Beach, Norfolk, UK. October 2018. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Ernie Janes
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Ernie Janes / RF - Empty Razor clam shells (Ensis siliqua) washed up on Titchwell Beach, Norfolk, UK. October 2018. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
RF - European lobster (Homarus gammarus) on the Wreck of the Rosalie. North Norfolk, United Kingdom. North Sea. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / RF - European lobster (Homarus gammarus) on the Wreck of the Rosalie. North Norfolk, United Kingdom. North Sea. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) illuminated by a snooted flash. Swanage, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. English Channel. North East Atlantic  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Tompot blenny (Parablennius gattorugine) illuminated by a snooted flash. Swanage, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. English Channel. North East Atlantic
Diver (Peter Rowlands) explores the wreck of HMS Scylla, which is colonised by dead man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum). Whitsands Bay, Cornwall, England. English Channel, North East Atlantic Ocean  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Diver (Peter Rowlands) explores the wreck of HMS Scylla, which is colonised by dead man's fingers (Alcyonium digitatum). Whitsands Bay, Cornwall, England. English Channel, North East Atlantic Ocean
Snakelocks shrimp (Periclimenes sagittifer) living symbiotiocally inside a snakelocks anemone (Anemonia viridis). Swanage, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. English Channel. North East Atlantic  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Snakelocks shrimp (Periclimenes sagittifer) living symbiotiocally inside a snakelocks anemone (Anemonia viridis). Swanage, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. English Channel. North East Atlantic
White and yellow nudibranch (Polycera quadrilineata) feeding on a sea mat (Membranipora membranacea). Shetland Islands, Scotland, British Isles. United Kingdom. North East Atlantic Ocean.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / White and yellow nudibranch (Polycera quadrilineata) feeding on a sea mat (Membranipora membranacea). Shetland Islands, Scotland, British Isles. United Kingdom. North East Atlantic Ocean.
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