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aliona_iantsiuk It was a day well spent. Thank you Martin #martinluther #bodegabay #beautifulcali #california 6d

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bencolephoto Watchin whales with the fam #beautifulocean #love #bestfriend #alive 15h

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marina.hilario Beach day. Perfect day. #friends #costarica #beautifulocean 17h

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sharfawaheed "You can never know the odds..
If you don't play you never win.." #thebestthingintheworld #inmyownlittleworld #beautifulisland #beautifulocean #mymaldives #mypride
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kitboohair #bondibeach #australia #sydney the best #bluesky #freshwater #summer #beautifulocean where else we could get this ?! 1d

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aweeshaducci66 Exploring the tide pools at Moonstone Beach I stumbled across this little sene of sea creatures: a few Aggregating Sea Anemones, Sea Snails and then this one creature to the right that I had no idea what it was. But with a little research I found out that it's a Chiton. And here's a little information I found out about them =) Chitons are a small class of marine mollusks characterized by 8 overlapping dorsal shell plates or valves that are held by a leathery girdle. In some species though, the valves have become reduced and can appear to be embedded in the fleshy girdle. Their body shape exhibits bilateral symmetry. Chitons cannot withdraw into their shells, but rather clamp down and adhere to the substrate via suction with their powerful, flattened foot. This protects them from both predation and wave action. What's very interesting is that chiton teeth are one of the hardest and toughest materials known in nature. They also have a very particular structure that allows them to self-sharpen to a certain degree, somewhat like a knife that keeps its edge forever.
They also have a very interesting way of getting their food, they literally chews rock in order to eat. It grinds down rock to get at algae and other food particles that might be sandwiched in the rock. Which is the reason for the extremely strong teeth. #chiton #anemones #seasnails #ocean #beautiful #tidepool #seacreatures #moonstonebeach #stones #colorful #canonphotos #beach #rawcalifornia #savetheocean #beautifulocean #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #rockhunting #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #savetheplanet #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploring #interesting #enjoyingthebeach
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nattyngo Paxton's first time at the beach in the Bahamas! #bahamas #clearbluewater #beautifulocean #waterbaby 3d

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