Email not displaying correctly? Download the images or view it in your browser.
Want to unsubscribe?
ARKive - a unique collection of thousands of videos, images and fact-files illustrating the world's species
International Day of Biodiversity 2012  

Today, countries around the world will celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity, an annual event aimed at increasing our understanding and awareness of the world’s biodiversity. This year’s theme focuses on marine biodiversity, providing an excellent opportunity to raise global awareness of the many issues facing the world’s marine ecosystems, and to encourage practical action to protect and conserve them. 

We’ve dived into the ARKive collection and picked a handful of amazing underwater images to celebrate the world’s astonishing diversity of marine life. Find out more about International Day for Biodiversity and see even more of the ARKive team’s favourite marine images on our blog.  

Blacktip reef shark
Blacktip reef shark in the shallows (c) Jeff Foott /
One of the most commonly encountered sharks in tropical Indo-Pacific reefs, the blacktip reef shark is an extremely powerful swimmer renowned for its tendency to enter incredibly shallow waters. 

Saltwater crocodile

Saltwater crocodile (c) Reinhard Dirscherl / Biosphoto
The saltwater crocodile is the largest reptile in the world, reaching impressive lengths of up to 7 metres. 

Atlantic sailfish

Atlantic sailfish (c) Doug Perrine /

Named after its magnificent sail-like dorsal fin, the Atlantic sailfish is one of the ocean’s most striking inhabitants and one of the fastest recorded fish, capable of attaining speeds of up to 110 kilometres per hour. 

Share with your friends
ARKive principal supporter
ARKive principal supporter: Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi
We're writing to you because you have registered for the ARKive newsletter or supported ARKive/Wildscreen in the past. You can unsubscribe from this mailing list.

Did a friend forward this newsletter to you? You can subscribe to future issues here.

Our address is Wildscreen, The Rackhay, Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol BS1 4HJ. Email:

Copyright (C) 2012 Wildscreen All rights reserved.

A Initiative