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Coccineis ceticola diatoms grow on the skin of a blue whale.  The thin brown film of commensal parasitic Coccineis diatoms, likely the species Coccineis ceticola, are often found on the skin of large cetaceans, Coccineis ceticola, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California Scarring of this humpback whale's fluke allow researchers to identify this particular whale from season to season, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California 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
Coccineis ceticola diatoms grow on the skin of a blue whale. The thin brown film of commensal parasitic Coccineis diatoms, likely the species Coccineis ceticola, are often found on the skin of large cetaceans. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Photo.
Image ID: 27025  
Species: Blue whale, Coccineis diatoms, Coccineis ceticola, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Scarring of this humpback whale's fluke allow researchers to identify this particular whale from season to season. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Picture.
Image ID: 27026  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel. Stock Photography of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 27032  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
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 Humpback whale blowing, exhaling as it swims toward a whale-watching boat, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California 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
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel. Photograph of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 27033  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Humpback whale blowing, exhaling as it swims toward a whale-watching boat. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Photos.
Image ID: 27034  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Image.
Image ID: 27036  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
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 Tubercles on the rostrum of a humpback whale.  Tubercles are actually hair follicles, and small coarse hair grows from each tubercle on the whale's head (rostrum), Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California Blue whale fluke (tail) lifted high above the water as the whale dives in the Santa Barbara Channel, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel. Professional stock photos of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 27038  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Tubercles on the rostrum of a humpback whale. Tubercles are actually hair follicles, and small coarse hair grows from each tubercle on the whale's head (rostrum). Pictures of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 27040  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Blue whale fluke (tail) lifted high above the water as the whale dives in the Santa Barbara Channel. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Photo.
Image ID: 27042  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Humpback whale rounding out, arching its back before diving underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California Humpback whale dorsal fin, one of the identifiable characteristics researchers use to capture/recapture humpback whales from year to year, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California 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
Humpback whale rounding out, arching its back before diving underwater. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Picture.
Image ID: 27043  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Humpback whale dorsal fin, one of the identifiable characteristics researchers use to capture/recapture humpback whales from year to year. Stock Photography of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 27044  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel. Photograph of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 27045  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Perfect view of the ventral surface of a humpback whales fluke, as the whale raises its fluke just before diving underwater.  The white patches and scalloping along the trailing edge of the fluke make this whale identifiable when it is observed from year to year, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California Anemone mouth detail, Urticina lofotensis, Santa Cruz Island Fishing rods, sunrise, Santa Barbara Island
Perfect view of the ventral surface of a humpback whales fluke, as the whale raises its fluke just before diving underwater. The white patches and scalloping along the trailing edge of the fluke make this whale identifiable when it is observed from year to year. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Photos.
Image ID: 27047  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Anemone mouth detail. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Image.
Image ID: 00572  
Species: Tealia anemone, Urticina lofotensis
Location: Santa Cruz Island, California, USA
 
Fishing rods, sunrise. Professional stock photos of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 23568  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Panoramic photo of Santa Barbara Island, part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.  Santa Barbara Island lies 38 miles offshore of the coast of California, near Los Angeles and San Pedro.  California sea lions inhabit the island in the thousands, and can be seen hauled out on the shore in this image
Panoramic photo of Santa Barbara Island, part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Santa Barbara Island lies 38 miles offshore of the coast of California, near Los Angeles and San Pedro. California sea lions inhabit the island in the thousands, and can be seen hauled out on the shore in this image. Pictures of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 23598  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 2759 x 18816
 
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
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. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Photo.
Image ID: 23575  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Picture.
Image ID: 23576  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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. Stock Photography of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 23577  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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 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. Photograph of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 23578  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Photos.
Image ID: 23579  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Image.
Image ID: 23580  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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
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. Professional stock photos of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 23581  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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. Pictures of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 23582  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Photo.
Image ID: 23583  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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 lion, Zalophus californianus, 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. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Picture.
Image ID: 23584  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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. Stock Photography of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 23585  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lion. Photograph of Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 00643  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Kelp plants reaching surface, spreading out, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island
Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Photos.
Image ID: 03404  
Species: Purple urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Kelp plants reaching surface, spreading out. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Image.
Image ID: 04669  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 


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Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Common Dolphin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Behavior  >  Dolphin Jumping / Leaping
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Northern Fur Seal
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Chromis (Pomacentridae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Indo-Pacific  >  California / Baja California
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Anemone
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Corallimorphs / False Coral
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Echinoderm  >  Sea Urchin
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Hydrozoan
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Mantle
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Mouth
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Polyp
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Shell
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Tentacle
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Behavior  >  Aggregation
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Behavior  >  Reproduction / Mating
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Gastropods / Snail
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Gastropods / Snail  >  Cowrie
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Worms  >  Serpulid / Feather Duster
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  California Sea Lion
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Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Research
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Gallery  >  Anemone
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Anthopleura elegantissima
Balaenoptera musculus
Callorhinus ursinus
Chromis punctipinnis
Coccineis ceticola
Corynactis californica
Cypraea spadicea
Delonovolva aequalis
Delphinus delphis
Eudistylia polymorpha
Hydractinia milleri
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Megaptera novaeangliae
Myliobatis californica
Pachycerianthus fimbriatus
Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Torpedo californica
Urticina lofotensis
Zalophus californianus

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Updated: December 13, 2017