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North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean.  The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, breach, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale breaching with pectoral fins lifting spray from the ocean surface, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean. The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring. National Marine Sanctuaries Photo.
Image ID: 00140  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, breach. National Marine Sanctuaries Picture.
Image ID: 00205  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale breaching with pectoral fins lifting spray from the ocean surface. Stock Photography of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 03854  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Hawaiian spinner dolphin, resting herd swimming along reef, Stenella longirostris, Lanai 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 This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Adult male humpback whale singing, suspended motionless underwater.  Only male humpbacks have been observed singing.  All humpbacks in the North Pacific sing the same whale song each year, and the song changes slightly from one year to the next, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Hawaiian spinner dolphin, resting herd swimming along reef. Photograph of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 00108  
Species: Hawaiian spinner dolphin, Stenella longirostris
Location: Lanai, Hawaii, USA
 
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel. National Marine Sanctuaries Photos.
Image ID: 27029  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Adult male humpback whale singing, suspended motionless underwater. Only male humpbacks have been observed singing. All humpbacks in the North Pacific sing the same whale song each year, and the song changes slightly from one year to the next. National Marine Sanctuaries Image.
Image ID: 02796  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale mother, calf (top), male escort (rear), underwater.  A young humpback calf typically swims alongside or above its mother, and male escorts will usually travel behind the mother, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Adult male humpback whale bubble streaming underwater.  The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims behind a female (left) during a competitive group.  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other male whales interested in the mother, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Adult male humpback whale bubble streaming underwater.  The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims behind a mother and calf.  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the mother, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale mother, calf (top), male escort (rear), underwater. A young humpback calf typically swims alongside or above its mother, and male escorts will usually travel behind the mother. Professional stock photos of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 02819  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male humpback whale bubble streaming underwater. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims behind a female (left) during a competitive group. The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other male whales interested in the mother. Pictures of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 02828  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male humpback whale bubble streaming underwater. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims behind a mother and calf. The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the mother. National Marine Sanctuaries Photo.
Image ID: 05925  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, escort in competitive group makes fast close pass, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach.  He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon 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
North Pacific humpback whale, escort in competitive group makes fast close pass. National Marine Sanctuaries Picture.
Image ID: 06057  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Bull elephant seal exits the water to retake his position on the beach. He shows considerable scarring on his chest and proboscis from many winters fighting other males for territory and rights to a harem of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. Stock Photography of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 15458  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, 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. Photograph of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 23418  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Northern fur seal swims through the cold waters and kelp forest of San Miguel Island, in California's northern Channel Islands, Callorhinus ursinus A neonate gray whale calf, born just hours before, still exhbiting embryonic folds in the skin along its side.  This baby gray whale was born in the cold waters of Big Sur, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place, Eschrichtius robustus, Monterey Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island
Northern fur seal swims through the cold waters and kelp forest of San Miguel Island, in California's northern Channel Islands. National Marine Sanctuaries Photos.
Image ID: 00966  
Species: Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus
Location: San Miguel Island, California, USA
 
A neonate gray whale calf, born just hours before, still exhbiting embryonic folds in the skin along its side. This baby gray whale was born in the cold waters of Big Sur, far to the north of the Mexican lagoons of Baja California where most gray whale births take place. National Marine Sanctuaries Image.
Image ID: 01135  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Professional stock photos of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 02435  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Zalophus californianus North Pacific humpback whale, peduncle throw, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui 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, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Pictures of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 06284  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, peduncle throw. National Marine Sanctuaries Photo.
Image ID: 02153  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, 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. National Marine Sanctuaries Picture.
Image ID: 23422  
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 Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight in the surf for access for mating females that are in estrous.  Such fighting among elephant seals can take place on the beach or in the water.  They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Adult male humpback whale singing, suspended motionless underwater.  Only male humpbacks have been observed singing.  All humpbacks in the North Pacific sing the same whale song each year, and the song changes slightly from one year to the next, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
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 National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 23429  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight in the surf for access for mating females that are in estrous. Such fighting among elephant seals can take place on the beach or in the water. They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides. Photograph of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 20369  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Adult male humpback whale singing, suspended motionless underwater. Only male humpbacks have been observed singing. All humpbacks in the North Pacific sing the same whale song each year, and the song changes slightly from one year to the next. National Marine Sanctuaries Photos.
Image ID: 02794  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale competitive group, underwater, swimming quickly and one trailing a stream of bubbles, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Large competitive group of humpback whales seen underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Adult male humpback whale bubble streaming underwater.  The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims behind a mother and calf.  The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the mother, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale competitive group, underwater, swimming quickly and one trailing a stream of bubbles. National Marine Sanctuaries Image.
Image ID: 02854  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Large competitive group of humpback whales seen underwater. Professional stock photos of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 04462  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult male humpback whale bubble streaming underwater. The male escort humpback whale seen here is emitting a curtain of bubbles as it swims behind a mother and calf. The bubble curtain may be meant as warning or visual obstruction to other nearby male whales interested in the mother. Pictures of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 05928  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whales, part of a larger competitive group of humpbacks, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, peduncle throw, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Polyp of a strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph), Corynactis californica, San Miguel Island
North Pacific humpback whales, part of a larger competitive group of humpbacks. National Marine Sanctuaries Photo.
Image ID: 05946  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, peduncle throw. National Marine Sanctuaries Picture.
Image ID: 00443  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Polyp of a strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph). Stock Photography of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 01039  
Species: Strawberry anemone, Corynactis californica
Location: San Miguel Island, California, USA
 
Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Maui Sea otters mating.  The male holds the female's head or nose with his jaws during copulation. Visible scars are often present on females from this behavior.  Sea otters have a polygynous mating system. Many males actively defend territories and will mate with females that inhabit their territory or seek out females in estrus if no territory is established. Males and females typically bond for the duration of estrus, or about 3 days, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight for territory and harems of females.  Bull elephant seals will haul out and fight from December through March, nearly fasting the entire time as they maintain their territory and harem.  They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon
Pacific bottlenose dolphin. Photograph of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 04564  
Species: Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Sea otters mating. The male holds the female's head or nose with his jaws during copulation. Visible scars are often present on females from this behavior. Sea otters have a polygynous mating system. Many males actively defend territories and will mate with females that inhabit their territory or seek out females in estrus if no territory is established. Males and females typically bond for the duration of estrus, or about 3 days. National Marine Sanctuaries Photos.
Image ID: 21606  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, California, USA
 
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight for territory and harems of females. Bull elephant seals will haul out and fight from December through March, nearly fasting the entire time as they maintain their territory and harem. They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California. National Marine Sanctuaries Image.
Image ID: 15394  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 

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Anthopleura elegantissima
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Cypraea spadicea
Delonovolva aequalis
Delphinus delphis
Enhydra lutris
Epiactis prolifera
Eschrichtius robustus
Eudistylia polymorpha
Hermissenda crassicornis
Hydractinia milleri
Macrocystis pyrifera
Megaptera novaeangliae
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