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Gray whale, raising fluke to dive, Eschrichtius robustus, Big Sur, California Gray whale, raising fluke to dive, Eschrichtius robustus, Big Sur, California Common dolphin at the edge of the ocean, Delphinus delphis, Santa Barbara, California
Gray whale, raising fluke to dive. National Marine Sanctuaries Photo.
Image ID: 05780  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Big Sur, California, USA
 
Gray whale, raising fluke to dive. National Marine Sanctuaries Picture.
Image ID: 05781  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Big Sur, California, USA
 
Common dolphin at the edge of the ocean. Stock Photography of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 27017  
Species: Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
 
Common dolphin leaping from the ocean, Delphinus delphis, Santa Barbara, California California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus 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 This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Common dolphin leaping from the ocean. Photograph of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 27018  
Species: Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, profile of head showing long whiskers and prominent sagittal crest (cranial crest bone), hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks. National Marine Sanctuaries Photos.
Image ID: 21566  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Water falling from a blue whale fluke as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel. National Marine Sanctuaries Image.
Image ID: 27023  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough.  Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone.  Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs, Enhydra lutris, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, 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 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
A sea otter eats a clam that it has taken from the shallow sandy bottom of Elkhorn Slough. Because sea otters have such a high metabolic rate, they eat up to 30% of their body weight each day in the form of clams, mussels, urchins, crabs and abalone. Sea otters are the only known tool-using marine mammal, using a stone or old shell to open the shells of their prey as they float on their backs. Professional stock photos of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 21612  
Species: Sea otter, Enhydra lutris
Location: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Moss Landing, 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. Pictures of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 02795  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, 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 Photo.
Image ID: 02800  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale male escort emits a stream of bubbles during competitive group socializing.  The whale is swimming so fast that the bubbles pass back alongside the whale, 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 Primary escort male humpback whale bubble streaming during competitive group socializing.  This primary escort is swimming behind a female. The bubble curtain may be a form of intimidation towards other male escorts that are interested in the female, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale male escort emits a stream of bubbles during competitive group socializing. The whale is swimming so fast that the bubbles pass back alongside the whale. National Marine Sanctuaries Picture.
Image ID: 02822  
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. Stock Photography of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 02826  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Primary escort male humpback whale bubble streaming during competitive group socializing. This primary escort is swimming behind a female. The bubble curtain may be a form of intimidation towards other male escorts that are interested in the female. Photograph of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 04430  
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, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Large competitive group of humpback whales seen underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui 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
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 Photos.
Image ID: 04442  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Large competitive group of humpback whales seen underwater. National Marine Sanctuaries Image.
Image ID: 04464  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, 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. Professional stock photos of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 04484  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale turning underwater showing ventral aspect of fluke with an entirely white fluke pattern, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Male humpback whale emits an underwater stream of bubbles as it dives quickly during competitive group activities, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whales turning sharply in competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale turning underwater showing ventral aspect of fluke with an entirely white fluke pattern. Pictures of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 04490  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Male humpback whale emits an underwater stream of bubbles as it dives quickly during competitive group activities. National Marine Sanctuaries Photo.
Image ID: 04493  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whales turning sharply in competitive group. National Marine Sanctuaries Picture.
Image ID: 04522  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Male North Pacific humpback whale streams a trail of bubbles.  The primary male escort whale (center) creates a curtain of bubbles underwater as it swims behind a female (right), with other challenging males trailing behind in a competitive group.  The bubbles may be a form of intimidation from the primary escort towards the challenging escorts, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Male North Pacific humpback whale streams a trail of bubbles. The primary male escort whale (center) creates a curtain of bubbles underwater as it swims behind a female (right), with other challenging males trailing behind in a competitive group. The bubbles may be a form of intimidation from the primary escort towards the challenging escorts. Stock Photography of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 04524  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale underwater Photograph of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 04526  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale underwater National Marine Sanctuaries Photos.
Image ID: 04537  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Hawaiian humpback whale underwater, sun beams dappling the whale in clear oceanic waters, Maui North Pacific humpback whale underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whales, competitive group, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Hawaiian humpback whale underwater, sun beams dappling the whale in clear oceanic waters. National Marine Sanctuaries Image.
Image ID: 05945  
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale underwater Professional stock photos of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 06005  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whales, competitive group. Pictures of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 06021  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, 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, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California 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 California sea lion, adult male, hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus
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. National Marine Sanctuaries Photo.
Image ID: 20377  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, 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. National Marine Sanctuaries Picture.
Image ID: 20407  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks. Stock Photography of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 21557  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus California sea lion, adult male, hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus California sea lion, adult male, hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks, Zalophus californianus
California sea lion, adult male, hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks. Photograph of National Marine Sanctuaries.
Image ID: 21558  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks. National Marine Sanctuaries Photos.
Image ID: 21559  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
California sea lion, adult male, hauled out on rocks to rest, early morning sunrise light, Monterey breakwater rocks. National Marine Sanctuaries Image.
Image ID: 21565  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 

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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Anthopleura elegantissima
Balaenoptera musculus
Balanophyllia elegans
Cadlina luteomarginata
Callorhinus ursinus
Chelonia mydas
Corynactis californica
Cypraea spadicea
Delonovolva aequalis
Delphinus delphis
Enhydra lutris
Epiactis prolifera
Eschrichtius robustus
Eudistylia polymorpha
Hermissenda crassicornis
Hydractinia milleri
Macrocystis pyrifera
Megaptera novaeangliae
Mirounga angustirostris
Myliobatis californica
Stenella longirostris
Torpedo californica
Tursiops truncatus
Zalophus californianus

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