Queen Mrytle is never too busy to wave to her …

Queen Mrytle is never too busy to wave to her royal subjects. 👑🐢 Green sea turtles like Myrtle are threatened by accidental bycatch in fishing gear, habitat loss, water pollution, and the collection of turtles and their eggs for human consumption. The New England Aquarium has a team of veterinarians, staff, and volunteers who are dedicated to saving sea turtles and preserving the population of all of the Myrtles in the wild. — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2R7sqdc

montereybayaquarium: If you have eyes for just…

montereybayaquarium:

If you have eyes for just one shrimp, make it a mantis shrimp. 

Aah! A shrimposter! Mantis shrimp, despite the name, aren’t exactly “shrimp.” In fact, they’re their own style of crustacean known as stomatopods—famous for their incredible beauty, radical feats of visual prowess and highly specialized weaponry. 

We apologize for this decidedly non-shimp content—but knowing what we know now about mantis shrimp, better safe than sorry! 😅

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