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NOAA's Favorite Fan Photos of the Ocean

Green Sea Turtle

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To celebrate World Ocean Day, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) asked photographers from outside NOAA to post their best ocean photos on the agency's Facebook page. Here are NOAA's favorites (and ours too) from the more than 400 submissions from around the world.

Juvenile green sea turtle underneath the Midway Island Pier in the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument.

Credit: Greg McFall

Christmas Sunset

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Sunset over Isla Magueyes (La Parguera) Puerto Rico - Christmas 2009.

Photographer: Jose Lugo

Plane Wreck

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Underwater Plane Wreck Playground. Runaway Bay, Jamaica. October 2010.

Credit: Kurt Williams

Feeding

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Credit: Chris Seaton, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Ocean Racing in St. Croix

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Ocean racing around St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, in a small trimaran.

Credit: Ellen Sanpere

Conformity In Diversity

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Credit: Apurv Gujar, India.

Mirror Reflection

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Whittier, Alaska.

Credit: Henry Hauch

An Aerial View

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Credit: Malinda Vagasky, Bahamas.

View of NOAA Ship Rainier

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A shot of the NOAA Ship Rainier taken from the top of Iliasik Island in Alaska. The Rainier was conducting a hydrographic survey of the Pavlof Island area.

Credit: Barry Jackson

Dry Tortugas

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Credit: Karrie Carnes, Dry Tortugas, Florida Keys