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Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California California sea lion, 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 Northern fur seal swims through the cold waters and kelp forest of San Miguel Island, in California's northern Channel Islands, Callorhinus ursinus Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, 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 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 Polyp of a strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph), Corynactis californica, San Miguel Island A California sea lion plays with a piece of kelp, 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 A SCUBA diver enters a submarine cavern at Santa Barbara Island, underwater cave Aggregating anemone detail, Anthopleura elegantissima, San Miguel Island California sea lion, juveniles at play in kelp forest, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, San Miguel Island Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, San Miguel Island Kelp frond in motion, time exposure, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Kelp stipe and blades, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island California bat ray swimming amidst giant kelp forest, Myliobatis californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Zalophus californianus California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Zalophus californianus Chestnut cowry, mantle exposed, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island Pacific torpedo ray in kelp forest, filming lights, Torpedo californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Rosa Island Hedgehog hydroid cluster, Hydractinia milleri, San Miguel Island Feather duster worm, Eudistylia polymorpha, San Miguel Island Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island Feather duster worm, Eudistylia polymorpha, San Miguel Island Simnia and egg cluster on gorgonian, Delonovolva aequalis, Anacapa Island Chestnut cowrie with mantle extended, Cypraea spadicea, San Miguel Island Anemone mouth, Anthopleura elegantissima, San Miguel Island A cluster of vibrantly-colored strawberry anemones (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph) polyps clings to the rocky reef, Corynactis californica, Santa Barbara Island Kelp fronds showing pneumatocysts, bouyant gas-filled bubble-like structures which float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface, where it will spread to form a roof-like canopy.  Santa Barbara Island, Macrocystis pyrifera Common dolphin at the edge of the ocean, Delphinus delphis, Santa Barbara, California Common dolphin leaping from the ocean, Delphinus delphis, Santa Barbara, California Water falling from a blue whale fluke as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California California sea lion, 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 A submarine cavern at Santa Barbara Island, underwater 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 lion, 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 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 A cluster of vibrantly-colored strawberry anemones (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph) polyps clings to the rocky reef, Corynactis californica, Santa Barbara Island 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   more ...

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