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Whales have a sensory organ unlike anything we’ve ever seen. The organ rests inside the whale's chin, in the gap between the whale's bony jaws

Horse Conch ( Triplofusus giganteus ) --- eating a Lightning Whelk ( Busycon perversum ) which is a very large predatory sea snail

Rajan, the sea-swimming Indian elephant is a native of Havelock Island, part of Ritchie's Archipelago just to the east of the Andaman Islands.

happy manatee. my dream is to one day swim with these beauties. the book i first got from the library and loved was about manatees. the love started early.

"The endangered dugong is the only southern African sea cow. This ancient order (Sirenia) is distantly related to elephants and also includes the West African and tropical American manatees. Dugongs are slow-moving, entirely aquatic creatures of sheltered tropical waters, where they graze seagrass beds with the rising tide." www.bradtguides.com

In the seas above the Arctic circle lives the Narwhal, the ‘unicorn of the sea’. Narwhals are unique in that they have a swordlike, spiral tusk that grows right through their upper lip. Swimming in groups of hundreds of individuals, these unique mammals dive to extreme depths under the arctic ice. Read more on mudfooted.com

cage diving with great whites-The Farallon Islands located 28 miles West of San Francisco has a lot of great whites sharks because of the large elephant seal population. Also, Guadalupe Island located 210 miles West from Baja, Mexico has large number of great whites but with more of a deadly nature because of the warm water temperatures. Must do one of these!