#longimanus 💙 oceanic white tip shark 🌊🌊🌊 It was the first shark I saw in the wild on the red sea from a boat maybe 7 years ago while my friend did scuba with sharks in Egypt near big brother and small brother famous islands. At that time I did not yet know that sharks would become my passion. And here again a meeting with this one of the most beautiful species of sharks in #Kona on the #BigIsland and I am soooo grateful for it! Not so many of them remained on the planet. I will do my best to save sharks and inform people who's never seen them in the ocean about their natural behavior facts. If you still think that sharks are like in the Hollywood movies you better check out @oceanicramsey and @juansharks IG's. There is amazing footage and research info. You will be surprised how peaceful they are and how big their role in ecosystem of our Earth.
And so... my next stop is Jupiter, Florida! 🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈🦈 Thanks #WHOA for amazing #epic time in the water! #freedivewithsharks#helpsavesharks#savesharks#47meters#47metersdown just a scary movie #47метров#акулы#акула#челюсти#гавайи#сохраниакул#keikoconservation#marina
When coming back from the deep, the shallows are the place to hang with #oceanicwhitetip aka #longimanus & their #pilotfish friends. Arno enjoying in the backdrop 😁
Apparently its #worldoceansday today: its great to see that some coral reefs are still doing great & some even recover from bleaching. #nature always finds a way. Only on our last dive today we collected a super long fishing line, a sunken buoy & a lost speargun. Humanity's garbage keeps piling up & is even found in the most remote places which is kinda sad. #givenatureahand#always
The oceanic whitetip, a once ubiquitous species that has been decimated within a couple of generations. Here is the justification for changing their status to vulnerable to extinction from the IUCN: "This formerly widespread and abundant large oceanic shark is subject to fishing pressure virtually throughout its range. It is caught in large numbers as a bycatch in pelagic fisheries, with pelagic longlines, probably pelagic gillnets, handlines and occasionally pelagic and even bottom trawls. Catches, particularly in international waters, are inadequately monitored. Its large fins are highly prized in international trade although the carcass is often discarded. Fishery pressure is likely to persist if not increase in future. Outside of the areas detailed below, this species is under similar fishing pressure from multiple pelagic fisheries, there are no data to suggest that declines would and have not have also occurred in these areas, given there are similar fisheries throughout the range. As such, a precautionary global assessment of Vulnerable is considered appropriate for the oceanic whitetip. Efforts are underway to improve the collection of data from some regions and effective conservation and management of this species will require international agreements.
The oceanic whitetip shark is assessed as Critically Endangered in the Northwest and Western Central Atlantic because of the enormous declines that have been reported. Two estimates of trends in abundance from standardized catch rate indices were made from independent datasets. An analysis of the US pelagic longline logbook data between 1992 and 2000, which covers the Northwest and Western Central Atlantic regions, estimated declines of 70%. An analysis of the Gulf of Mexico, which used data from US pelagic longline surveys in the mid-1950s and US pelagic longline observer data in the late-1990s, estimated a decline of 99.3% over this forty year time period or 98% over three generations (30 years). However, changes in fishing gear and practices over this time period were not fully taken into account in the latter analysis." Source: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39374/0 #longimanus#oceanicwhitetip
#heterometrus#longimanus doing what I assume is planning her escape, I went to go mist her enclosure and found her there. I have two of this species actually and they're commonly mistaken for pandinus imperator (emperor scorpion) but their distinct differentiating feature is their smooth claws where the emperor scorpion will have bumpy and wider claws. #scorpions#asianforestscorpion