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Gray whale raising fluke before diving, on southern migration to calving lagoons in Baja, Eschrichtius robustus, San Diego, California California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus Red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts.  Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest.  Giant kelp can grow up to 2' in a single day given optimal conditions.  Epic submarine forests of kelp grow throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Great white shark, underwater, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) North Coronado Island, aerial photo, viewed from the south, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) California sea lion underwater, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez California sea lion underwater playing with sea star, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez Panamic Green Moray Eel, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico, Gymnothorax castaneus Great white shark, underwater, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Blue-bronze sea chub schooling, Sea of Cortez, Kyphosus analogus California sea lion underwater, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Zalophus californianus California sea lion underwater, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Zalophus californianus California sea lion underwater, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Zalophus californianus California sea lion with scar around neck from monofiliment fishing line entanglement, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez California sea lion and school of sardines underwater, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Zalophus californianus California sea lions and school of sardines underwater, Baja California, Sea of Cortez, Zalophus californianus Young California sea lion pups underwater, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Zalophus californianus Young California sea lion pup underwater, Sea of Cortez, Zalophus californianus Young California sea lion pup underwater, Sea of Cortez, Zalophus californianus Sea lion blowing underwater bubbles as it stands on its flippers, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez Sea lion scratches its back on underwater stones, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez California sea lion underwater, Sea of Cortez, Mexico, Zalophus californianus California sea lion and school of sardines underwater, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Zalophus californianus Sardines and Scad, Los Islotes, Sea of Cortez, Mexico Sea lion harem of females, underwater, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez Large adult male sea lion underwater, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez Longnose hawkfish on black coral, underwater, Sea of Cortez, Baja California Giant Manta Ray at San Benedicto Island, Revillagigedos, Mexico, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos) Silky Shark at San Benedicto Islands, Revillagigedos, Mexico, Carcharhinus falciformis, Socorro Island (Islas Revillagigedos) Aerial photo of gray whale calf and mother. Calf exhibits embryonic folds characteristic of a very young whale. This baby gray whale was born during the southern migration, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place, Eschrichtius robustus Aerial photo of gray whale calf and mother. This baby gray whale was born during the southern migration, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place, Eschrichtius robustus, San Clemente Dorsal fin of a great white shark breaks the surface as the shark swims just below, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Great white shark, dorsal fin extended out of the water as it swims near the surface, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Great white shark, underwater, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Great white shark, underwater, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Polyp of a strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph), Corynactis californica, San Miguel Island Blue shark showing ampullae of Lorenzini, eye and small portion of nictitating membrane, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California Blue shark, open ocean, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California Gray whales at sunset, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Blue shark, Baja California, Prionace glauca Blue shark, Baja California, Prionace glauca A great white shark bearing a white plastic researcher's identification ID tag near its dorsal fin swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Baja California.  Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and tuna, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) California sea lion injured by fishing line, Zalophus californianus, Sea of Cortez Large group of bachelor adult male California sea lions, underwater view, at Isla Las Animas near La Paz, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Zalophus californianus Gray whale raising fluke before diving, on southern migration to calving lagoons in Baja, Eschrichtius robustus, San Diego, California Gray whale raising fluke before diving, on southern migration to calving lagoons in Baja, Eschrichtius robustus, San Diego, California Guadalupe fur seals resting, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)

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