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1. ) Worldwide Diving and Photography with Carl Roessler
great site from diving expert Carl Roessler. Photos of great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), trip reports, worldwide weather forecasts, diving expeditions, and everything you'd expect from the Liveboard Diving Pioneer.

2. ) Project AWARE Foundation
Teaching the world about the importance and responsibility of preserving the aquatic environment and it's resources. Conserving underwater environments through education, advocacy and action.

3. ) Rodney Fox's Great White Shark Page
Homepage of Shark Expert Rodney Fox, featuring a shark museum, expeditions to South Australia, gifts, and lots of information on Great White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias).

4. ) Seaworld
Seaworld's Mission Statement: To entertain, amaze and educate, creating memories that last a lifetime.

5. ) Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is dedicated to ensuring that future generations experience the benefits of a healthy environment by conserving the ecological integrity of our oceans and estuaries as a foundation for marine-based economies, sustainable fisheries, public recreation, transportation, tourism, and quality of life.

6. ) Unreal Dive Expeditions South Africa
Great white shark cage diving and scuba diving in South Africa.

7. ) Great White Shark Diving - Absolute Adventures
The world's ultimate shark dive and fishing adventure is closer than you think.

8. ) Professional Association of Diving Instructors
PADI - The Way the World Learns to Dive. Find resorts, worldwide travel, scuba classes, fun stuff for kids and more.

9.)Sport Diver Magazine Online
Sport Diver, the official magazine of PADI, a unique membership organization within the diving community. We share your passion for diving, and want to nurture your interest.

10.)Protect Our Seas
Deals with the global threats faced by cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and gives information on the current legislative measures for their protection. I own a marine research vessel and I am a scuba diving instructor with many years experience.

11.)Pacific Manta Research Group
A research group designed to protect and preserve manta rays and their habitat. Thanks for your support - mantas are entangled in longlines all too frequently.

12.)Sandals Resorts
Couples Only All-Inclusive Resorts - Sandals is a collection of 11 of beachfront resorts on earth, created exclusively for couples in Jamaica

St. Lucia


The Bahamas. Discover the Caribbean's most luxurious beachfront rooms and oceanview suites. Enjoy an astounding array of land and watersports, including unlimited golf and scuba diving.

13.) Atlantis
Tropicial resort and hotel featuring a large marine habitat, marina, water attractions, spa, and casino.

MAUI SCUBA DIVING with Turtle Reef Divers is your connection to scuba on Maui. We offer beach dives, boat dives, Lanai, Molokini. Padi Certifications available.

15.) Stovall's Scuba & Travel
Welcome to West Texas 1st and still #1 SCUBA Center! 40 Years Teaching Safe Scuba from Richard E. Stovall, a scuba Master Instructor and extensive traveller of the world's oceans!

16.) Aggressor Fleet
Fleet of live-aboard dive boats operating throughout a number of destinations in the Caribbean, South America, South Pacific, Egypt, and Central America.

17.) Peter Hughes Diving
Dancer fleet live-aboards dive the Bahamas, Bali, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Turks and Caicos, Belize, Los Roques, and Galapagos Islands.

18.) Explorer Adventures
Dedicated live-aboard dive vessels, the M/V Caribbean Explorer and M/V Nimrod Explorer. Offer diving lessons and vacations, in the Caribbean and Australia.

19.) Great White Shark Expeditions
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions offers you Australia and Papua New Guinea's best diving holiday experience. With Australia's best dive vessels and dive sites unmatched anywhere in the world.

20.) Amazing-photos.com
Amazing-Photos.com Amazing wildlife pictures, nature pictures,free pictures,lion pictures. The collection of amazing-photos wildlife photos nature pictures free pictures Bear pictures Galapagos islands Alaska pictures and lion pictures.

21.) Phuket Scuba Diving Club
Phuket Scuba Diving Club specializes in diving education, daily dive tours, and liveabouard cruises around Phuket, Phi Phi, Burma and Similian/Surin islands..

22.) Pacific Asia Travel Association - San Diego Chapter
PATA's mission is to enhance the growth, value and quality of Pacific Asia travel and tourism for the benefit of its membership.

23.) Eco Divers Manado
Diving operation and underwater photography center based at Tasik Ria Resort, North Sulawesi (Indonesia). Offers diving trips to Bunaken, Bangka and Lembeh Strait.

24.) Maui Scuba Diving
Maui Scuba Diving offers scuba and snorkel trips to Cathedrals and Molokini Crater from Lahaina, Ma'alaea Harbor and Kihei. Maui beach dives,night dives and full Padi Scuba Certifications.

25.) Florida Scuba News
The Diver's Magazine with something for every diver. Florida Scuba News is a monthly regional publication dedicated to providing the diving community with timely news and information regarding scuba diving in the Sunshine State.

26.) Illinois Council of Skin and Scuba Divers
The Illinois Council is a state-wide coalition of skin and scuba diving clubs and individuals with interests in the sport of skin and/or scuba diving and interest in the prudent preservation and conservation of our marine environment.

27.) Dive Companie
Scuba Schools International Dive Companie - Scuba Schools in Hamburg and Sicily. Since 1978, the Dive Center is established here at Terrasini. The instructor Gunnar Steinke and his friendly staff is looking forward to let You have wonderfull dive-vacations.

28.) The Whaleman Foundation
Bringing Whales and Mankind together to preserve and protect our World. To raise awareness to the issues that not only affect cetaceans, but all marine life, and the overall health of our oceans.

29.) Sanur Grand Bali Beach Hotel Hyatt Bali
The Grand Bali Beach is set on a wide stretch of white sand right at the heart of Sanur. Extensive gardens landscaped around mature trees stretch down to one of Bali's favourite beaches - perfect for swimmers, surfers, sun-worshippers. Also including water sports such as fishing, diving and snorkeling.

30.) BaliDives
Come and experiences Bali's exotic marine worlds! our guide diving tour will lead you to our islands most spectacular underwater location.

31.) Divers Cove
Welcome to Divers Cove, a PADI Five Star IDC facility. We are the Sacramento Valley'95'c0'fds premier family dive shop. Divers Cove offers expert instruction, advice and equipment to service the needs of all skill levels from beginners to professional divers.

32.) Diving Phuket
Diving in Phuket and liveaboards in Thailand are considered to be among the top 10 scuba destinations in the world. It boasts of crystal clear water, spectacular reefs and rock formations plus a colourful selection of marine life. Our diving guide features information about dive shops, diving sites, liveaboard charters, dive courses and safety and environmental concerns.

33.) Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
The goal is to promote and support policies and actions directed at the conservation, development and management of fishery resources of mutual concern to member states through a coordinated regional approach to research, monitoring and utilization.

34.) California Diving News
The only publication dedicated to California scuba diving since 1984.

35.) Kapal Selam Diving Club Bali
The purpose of the club is to introduce Bali as one of the premiere dive sites in Indonesia and also help local people maintain the beauty of their sites. If you are new to scuba diving in Bali or even never did any single dive here before, we would be more than glad to help you, just contact us.

36.) Cafe Getaway
Welcome to the newest, most innovative vacation rental site on the Web. OUR MISSION at CafeGetaway is to provide vacation rental owners and vacation seekers a fun way to find each other.

37.) CamelDive.com
Specialising in Red Sea diving holidays

since 1986, Camel Dive Club is located in Sharm El Sheikh , at the southern tip of Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

38.) Straightline Graphics, LLC
Straight Line Graphics, LLC provides a large variety of custom graphics for vehicles, signage and lettering needs for individuals and business. We invite you to visit our site and enjoy your journey.

39.) Seascope Sailing Yacht Charters
Bareboat, skippered and fully crewed charters in Greece.

40.) SDUPS - San Diego Underwater Photographic Society
The San Diego Underwater Photographic Society is an organization whose members are dedicated to improving their skills and knowledge of all aspects of underwater photography.

41.) NMFS Southwest Fisheries Management Branch
Serving the Southwestern United States, and Islands of the Pacific Ocean since 1964, the Southwest Region continues to ensure that the living marine resources of the Pacific are used wisely.

42.) Florida Scuba Hound
Welcome to Florida's ScubaHound, home of all the SCUBA information you have always wanted, but couldn't find! We've sniffed out some of the most useful, up-to-date information available to divers on the internet today.

43.) California Fish and Game Commision
The Mission of the Department of Fish and Game is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public.

Kids.net.au is a non profit search engine just for kids, which is operated by volunteers. Searching sites that are fun, educational, and child safe. Topics include games, sports, school, entertainment, news, family, hobbies, pre-school and arts.

45.) Underwater Florida
This site is dedicated to various watersports that can be enjoyed throughout Florida. There is also excellent information on dive sites, springs, boating, spearfishing, directions, and lots of pictures to give you an idea of what Underwater Florida is all about.

46.) Dive Tribe
The Dive Tribe was founded by people with a good deal of experience in the diving industry, and the common sentiment that customers weren't the number 1 priority in most diving centres. The Dive Tribe endeavours to be different - putting clients' needs first. We do that by providing a professional and safe service, while working hard to produce a fun atmosphere for all our customers and staff.

47.) Galeriegate
The subscription in the directory Galeriegate is open to artists from all countries. Die Eintragung in das Verzeichnis Galeriegate ist K'95'c0'fdnstlern aus allen L'95'c0'fdndern zug'95'c0'fdnglich. L'iscrizione nell'elenco Galeriegate '95'c0'fd accessibile agli artisti di tutti i paesi. La inscripci'95'c0'fdn en el anuario Galeriegate es accesible para los artistas de todos pa'95'c0'fdses. L'inscription dans l'annuaire Galeriegate est accessible aux artistes de tous pays.

48.) Horizon Charters
The mission of HORIZON CHARTERS is to help develop your relationship with the exciting ocean environment while providing you with the safest, most relaxing atmosphere possible.

49.) Tidelines
The Tidelines Calendars are the most popular "Graphed Tide Calendars" throughout the coastal United States with beautiful, full color images of the ocean and it's inhabitants.

50.) Pacific Fishery Management Council
The Pacific Fishery Management Council is one of eight regional fishery management councils established by the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 for the purpose of managing fisheries 3-200 miles offshore of the United States of America coastline. The Pacific Council is responsible for fisheries off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington.

51.) Seacamp
SEACAMP San Diego's mission is to provide exiting, innovative, interactive, and hands-on marine education opportunities to students across the country and around the world.

52.) Baja Expeditions
Baja Expeditions pioneered adventure travel to the Sea of Cortez in 1974. Our experienced staff will share with you their long time love for this enchanting peninsula.

53.) Fishbase.org   The most comprehensive site of sharks, marine mammals, and everything that lives underwater on the web! Thousands of species, cataloged in an easy to use database.

54.) Great White Adventures
Great White Adventures offers trips to Northern California's most spectacular dive destination the Farallon Islands. You can cage dive with Great White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), explore undersea caves or dive the legendary Noonday Rock with expedition leader Lawrence Groth.

55.) Allcoast SportFishing
Sportfishing site with salt water reports, trip planners, message boards, and everything you need to know about sportfishing. Get up-to-the-minute fishing, tide, and weather reports from around the world!

56.) San Diego Shark Diving Expeditions
Plan a Shark expedition with the San Diego based diving company. Come nose to nose with wild hungry sharks - We've got the Sharks if You've got the Nerve!

57.) ImageState
ImageState is a leading e-commerce provider of contemporary rights protected and royalty free imagery serving graphic designers, ad agencies, corporations, and small businesses throughout the world.

58.) San Diego Baykeeper
San Diego BayKeeper is here to protect, preserve, and enhance the local coastal waters, estuaries, wetlands and watershed areas. Find out more about what you can do and sign up for their mailing list.

59.) Paradise Adventure Group
WE ARE ...... Divers. Knowledgeable, Professional, Courteous and Friendly. Focused on YOUR Diving Needs. Creative and Cost Effective. Personal Itineraries, including Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) expeditions.

60.) Stephen Birch Aquarium
The Birch Aqurium is the interpretive center for Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. There is always something new to see, like Shark Discovery Days!

61.) Scripps Institute Of Oceanography
The Scripps Mission: To seek, teach, and communicate scientific understanding of the oceans, atmosphere, Earth, and other planets for the benefit of society and the environment.

62.) World Wildlife Fund
Known worldwide by its panda logo, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is dedicated to protecting the world's wildlife and wildlands. WWF directs its conservation efforts toward three global goals: protecting endangered spaces, saving endangered species, and addressing global threats.

63.) Discovery
The official site for the Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Travel Channel, and Animal Planet. Explore Discovery's Web Universe, and discover the world's oceans.

64.) The Cousteau Society
The Cousteau Society is a membership-support, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and improvement of the quality of life for present and future generations. See what they're doing around the world to promote ocean awareness.

65.) Wyland: Ocean Artist
See Incredible art of whales, dolphins, and much more. Discover the ocean world of one of the planet's finest underwater artists and whale protectors.

66.) Ocean Realm Magazine
Ocean Realm is the award-winning international magazine of the sea, recognized worldwide as a benchmark of marine photography publications, with text and stunning photography which captures all of the beauty and majesty of our vast ocean realm.

67.) National Associasion of Underwater Instructors
Information for Serious Divers. "NAUI Worldwide - Dive Safely Through Education". Wherever you go in the world, NAUI is there!

68.) YMCA Scuba
The history of national dive training in the United States began with the development of the YMCA SCUBA Program. As divers and instructors, we have dedicated ourselves to the quest for ever-better ways to teach others to enjoy the underwater world.

69.) Skin Diver Magazine Online
The official site of Skin Diver magazine on the www. Worldwide travel, scuba services from instruction to insurance can be found here.

70.) Islands Magazine
From the South Pacific to the Caribbean, and from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, ISLANDS stands at the crossroads of romance and adventure. With award-winning writing and breathtaking photography, the magazine takes you around the globe!

71.) Hard Rock Hotel Bali Kuta Legian
Bali, Island of the Gods, is now Island of the Rock Gods. Planet Earth's first Hard Rock Hotel resort on happening Kuta Beach, Bali's famous shopping and entertainment district.

72.) Hotels Bali Accommodation
We provide a large choice of hotels in Indonesia, Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Semarang, Solo, Bali Hotels, holidays, and complete information about Indonesia hotels, accommodations, lodging, holidays, information about Indonesia travel and more. Get discounts up to 75% from their usual published rates. All our Indonesia hotels have detailed information and location maps. You can book with hassle free. An Indonesia hotel is your price advantage! In order to provide you with the best price possible, room rates are updated daily. We wish you a great stay in Indonesia.

73.) Bali Hotels Travel Bali Villas
Bali, is sure to have the right type of hotels, villas and other type of accommodation that you can choose from. Whether you are looking for an international hotels or more modest accommodation there is a great selection from which to choose. To assist you, kecak.com have classified all Bali hotels, Bali accommodation, Bali villas, Bali tour & travel, Bali wedding and Bali courses in categories from budget to deluxe.

74.) photographic-vision.net
Providing PHOTOGRAPHIC VISION into a complete teaching publication for our viewers.

75.) www.bali-diving-bali.com
Bali! Diving! You! PADI and the Bali Diving Professionals at Atlantis: a winning combination for your dive training and scuba courses. Let Atlantis show you the best of Bali diving while making you a certified, qualified and skillful diver via our world class training courses.

76.) Hotels Orlando Discount
Save Hotels Orlando Discount provides the lowest rates hotels in Orlando Florida.

77.) www.lodging4vacations.com
AIA'95'c0'fds Vacation Rentals Lodging Accommodations Condo Rentals Beach Houses Ski Homes Private Self Catering Holiday Villas For Rent By Owner

78.) Bali Holiday Bali Resorts
Nestled in the cool and lush green mountains of Ubud, Bali, Kamandalu Resort & Spa comes to life like an enchanting traditional Balinese village. Tranquility and serenity, intimacy and bliss, all flow together here like the quiet waters of gentle stream. So come to the village. Take a dip in the stream. Let yourself be swept away...

79.) www.black-and-white-to-color.com
Colorize black and white photographs and digital images with this easy to use graphics enhancement software. Turn black and white to color faster than any other graphics software. Restore old photographs with this photograph restoration software. An alternative to Photoshop filters Enhance photographs, restore images with this grahics software. excellent add on to geneaology software and family tree software. repair damaged photographs and old wedding portraits. makes a great gift software and is considered safe childrens software

80.) www.millionfish.com
Underwater Photography by Stephen Jones

81.) www.sailinginmalta.com
Yacht Charter and Sail Training in Malta and Sicily

82.) www.robins-island.org
Information about Dolphins and Whales.

83.) www.putritour.com
Bali, is sure to have the right type of hotels, villas and other type of accommodation that you can choose from. Whether you are looking for an international hotels or more modest accommodation there is a great selection from which to choose. To assist you, Putritour.com have classified all Bali hotels, Bali accommodation, Bali villas, Bali tour and Bali travel, Bali wedding and Bali courses in categories from budget to deluxe.

84.) e-travelworldwide
Book a hotel, flight and rent a car online.

85.) reelinthefish.net
A site about sealife, stories and articles and underwater photographers

86.) Gordon Mackie
Gordon Mackie's official site for travel and underwater photography.

87.) Fishing-Tackle-4U.com
Your fishing tackle information and recommendations site - lures, rods, reels, fish finders, and more. Located in Trinidad, Texas.

88.) Literate Kritturs
We carry some of the finest t-shirts with an aquatic theme, dolphins, whales, wildlife and pets.

89.) San Diego Dive Club, Inc.
San Diego Dive Club, Inc. endeavors to host dives every month, as well as special events throughout the year. All divers are welcome to participate in these dives, whether or not they are members of the club.

90.) Hollywoodivers
Hollywoodivers sells high performance authorized scuba diving equipment, offers top-flight scuba training, and underwater film production with certified divers and cost-saving rentals. Located in Hollywood, California, we are among the best scuba dive shops in the business.

91.) San Diego Divers Supply Discount Outlet
Joe and Katy Esparza's Dive Shop, the oldest family owned and operated dive shop in San Diego.

92.) Fun Stuff Find
Find entertainment for Celebrity, Animation, Games, Fashion, Movies, Music, Television Network, Production, Photography, Publishing, Home Theater and etc. Quick links to popular Web fun resources.

93.) Ocean Earth Multimedia
Ocean & Earth Multimedia'95'c0'fd:: Australia's premier online'95'c0'fdPhoto & Video Store specialising in underwater equipment.

94.) Chicago-Reservations.com:
Chicago Hotels, Discount Hotel Reservations in Chicago, Hotels in Downtown, chicago-reservations.com presents Chicago Hotels, Discount Hotel Reservations in Chicago, Hotels in Downtown with cheap price.

95.) Sun Enterprises
Suppliers and Supply resources.

96.) Learn-in-Asia.com
LIA, specializing in Professional Scuba Diving All Inclusive Internships in Thailand.

97.) Coastal Scuba.com
Myrtle Beach's Premiere Dive-Chartering Service! A great selection of Civil War wrecks, World War II wrecks, natural reefs and artificial reefs waiting for you to come and explore!

98.) 20-best.com
A directory resource for Airline Tickets, Cruises, Hotels, Resorts, Vacation Rental, Adventure, Car Rentals and more.

99.) Online Shopping Mall
Shoppingstore, Online Shopping Mall, Online Store, Christmas Catalog, Discount Bargain Shopping. Find thousands of products from popular online merchants :. Shop for Gifts, Flowers, Magazines, Novelties, As Seen On TV Products, and more...

100.) Big Blue images
Award winning group of underwater photographers present this website as a vehicle for promotion of their wildlife photography.'95'c0'fd When looking for photos of sharks, dolphins, fish, or general wildlife prints Big Blue Image.com is the place for you.

101.) Divers-Supply.com
We gaurantee the lowest prices. Divers Supply is committed to offering Scuba Gear, Scuba Diving Equipment, and Snorkeling Packages at huge savings.

102.) Aloha Maui Condos
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103.) African Safaris
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105.) Australian Safari Tours and Australia Adventure Tours
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<Great White Sharks reproduce by means of claspers - Carchodon carcharias Buddy diving is very important for the safety and enjoyment of scuba diving. For instance, if there is an equipment malfunction with the divers regulator, the buddy diver can assist in the emergency by providing his buddy with air, instead of making an emergency ascent Dolphins reach sexual maturity at about 8 Years of age - Tursiops truncatus Parrotfish feed on plants and Coral during the day; with the extra set of teeth \
		in their mouths, they even ingest the coral skeleton as well as the polyps inside. At night, they find a place to hide; as they have a very strong scent, \
		the parrotfish encloses itself inside a mucous 'cocoon' so it cannot be found - it may take it as much as half an hour in the morning to break out of its own \
		creation. Stoplight parrotfishes change sex; when the breeding population is lacking females or males, the fish start to change sex to even out their numbers \
		for breeding. The outer layer of a reef consists of living polyps of coral. Within the coral animals live single-celled, round, yellow algae called zooxanthellae. \
		Below and surrounding the polyps is a calcareous skeleton, both living and dead, that contains filament green algae. Great White Shark photographed in Australia - Carcharodon Carcharias Dolphins weigh 330 - 440 lbs - Tursiops truncatus. Dual Nudibranchs - crustaceans. This is the famous Smokey the Barracuda, seen on the cover of skin diver magazine many times Great White Sharks are attracted by chum thrown in the water - Carchodon Carcharias Great White Shark photographed in Australia - Carcharodon Carcharias Great White Sharks are found off the coast of South Africa - Carchodon Carcharias Great White Sharks feed on seals and fish - Carchodon Carcharias Great White Sharks are found in the south pacific ocean - Carchodon Carcharias Great White Sharks are attracted by chum thrown in the water - Carchodon Carcharias Blue sharks eat great quantities of Squid and Bluefish. They can digest nearly three pounds of fish a day Mating, which has not been observed, apparently is rough. The female has skin twice as thick as the male, thicker than his teeth are long! What appears to be scars of bites on females are not found on males Blue sharks can weigh up to 600 Lbs The playful Bottlenose Dolphin - Tursiops truncatus , found in coastal waters around the world, is one of the best-known and most loved marine mammals Members of the Ray Family include the common eagle ray ( Myliobatis aquila ), spotted eagle ray ( Actobatus narinari ), and blunt nosed sting ray ( Dasyatis sayii ) This scuba photo was taken at Grand Cayman Island, in the Caribbean. A picture type I refer to as \\ This photo was taken in Roatan, in the Caribbean. Notice the colorful sponge coral in the picture, common throughout the Caribbean. Blue sharks usually seem merely inquisitive and shy, circling around divers and swimmers, but it has attacked people; also blamed for feeding frenzies on survivors of World War II ship sinkings This photo of scuba divers was taken in Fiji, in the South Pacific. Notice the colorful soft coral reefs in the picture, common throughout the Islands of Fiji. Coral animals prey on zooplankton not so much for the calories but for the scarce nutrients, especially phosphorous. Through digestion, coral animals release these nutrients to the algae. Coral and algae then seem to cycle these nutrients between them, reducing the nutrient loss to the water. Pterois volitans or Lionfish, is a type of scorpionfish, so called for its poisonous spines This picture was taken in the Chanel Islands off California, where small and large anemones flourish in many different colors The Blue and Gold snapper, Lutjanus viridis, is known by many names including; the Fourline Snapper and the Blue and Yellow Snapper Coral is the common name for a large group of marine invertebrates of the class Anthozoa, which also includes sea anemones, in the phylum Coelenterata This picture was taken in Bonaire, the macro capital of the world. I used a 1:1 macro extension tube, at night, to capture these yellow-orange polyps, which are very abundant in Bonaire Many species of seals are hunted for their leather, among them the harbor seal, which lives in northern oceans. At least one species of seal is now extinct, the Caribbean Monk Seal, and the Hawaiian Monk Seal population is estimated to be less than 500. In 1911 an international treaty was adopted by the U.S., Great Britain, Russia, and Japan, establishing effective controls for the preservation of the species. Whale sharks are pelagic in the tropical seas of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, usually in a worldwide range roughly between 30 degrees north and 35 degrees south. The sea turtle has a thick, heavy, bony shell covered in platelike scales. In the adult, it is usually olive green or dark brown, marbled, or spotted with yellow. During its first 50 million years, the sun contracted to approximately its present size. Gravitational energy released by the collapsing gas heated the interior, and when the core was hot enough, the contraction ceased and the nuclear burnoing of hydrogen into helium began in the core. The sun has been in this stage of its life for about 4.5 billion years. Blacktip sharks, Charcharhinus limbatus, pectoral fins are black-tipped. Australian Sea Lions, Neophoca cinera, roams in smaller groups, with one dominant male, breeding on remote mainland beaches and islands south of Australia. This picture was taken in the Chanel Islands off California, where small and large anemones flourish in many different colors The sun, by the gravitational effects of its mass, dominates the planetary system that includes the earth. By the radiation of its electromagnetic energy, the sun furnishes all of the energy supporting all life on earth, because all foods and all fuels are derived ultimately from plants using the energy of sunlight - photosynthesis Herbivorous fish, such as the colorful butterfly fish, as well as sea urchins, sea cucumbers, brittle stars, and numerous species of mollusks, feed on algae. Hiding in the numerous caves and crevices of a reef are predatory animals, cush as small crabs, wrasses, moray eels, and sharks. The numerous microhabitats and the productivity of the reefs support a great diversity of fishes. Dolphins communicate by means of high-pitched whistles and clicks which create sound waves. The sound waves travel through the water and bounce off solid objects, causing an echo. A dolphin's brain is adapted to undersatand the echoes that travel though the water. By using this kind of echolocation, a dolphin can interpret a detailed Great White Shark photographed in Australia - Carcharodon carcharias Great White Shark cage diving - Carchodon carcharias Great White Sharks are considered to be the ultimate predator - Carchodon Carcharias A Great White Shark showing off his gills - Carchodon carcharias A pair of Great White Sharks stalking their prey - Carchodon carcharias The sound waves travel through the water and bounce off solid objects causing an echo. This is called echolocation - Tursiops truncatus A dolphin's brain is adapted to undersatand the echoes that travel though the water - Tursiops truncatus By using this kind of echolocation, a dolphin can interpret a detailed Dolphins have an extensive vocabulary of whistles and clicks Great White Sharks have narrow pectoral fins - Carchodon carcharias Great White Shark teeth are highly prized as collectables - Carchodon carcharias Shark fins are thought to be a powerfull aphrodesiac - Carchodon carcharias Underwater image of a Great White Shark - Carchodon carcharias Great White Shark cage diving - Carchodon carcharias Great White Sharks are considered to be the ultimate predator - Carchodon Carcharias


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