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Fin whale dorsal fin.  The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin.  Mariners often refer to them as finback whales.  Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego), Balaenoptera physalus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Fin whale dorsal fin. The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin. Mariners often refer to them as finback whales. Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego).
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 12769  
Fin whale dorsal fin.  The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin.  Mariners often refer to them as finback whales.  Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego), Balaenoptera physalus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Fin whale dorsal fin. The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin. Mariners often refer to them as finback whales. Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego).
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 12771  
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving.  Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving. Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 07573  
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving.  Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving. Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 07577  
Humpback whale dorsal fin, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale dorsal fin.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 04359  
Fin whale dorsal fin.  The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin.  Mariners often refer to them as finback whales.  Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego), Balaenoptera physalus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Fin whale dorsal fin. The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin. Mariners often refer to them as finback whales. Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego).
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 12774  
Fin whale.  The distinctive white coloration on the right lower jaw of all fin whales is seen just below the surface.  Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego), Balaenoptera physalus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Fin whale. The distinctive white coloration on the right lower jaw of all fin whales is seen just below the surface. Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego).
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 12777  
Fin whale dorsal fin.  The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin.  Mariners often refer to them as finback whales.  Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego), Balaenoptera physalus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Fin whale dorsal fin. The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin. Mariners often refer to them as finback whales. Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego).
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 12780  
Fin whale dorsal fin.  The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin.  Mariners often refer to them as finback whales.  Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego), Balaenoptera physalus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Fin whale dorsal fin. The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin. Mariners often refer to them as finback whales. Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego).
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 12782  
Fin whale dorsal fin.  The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin.  Mariners often refer to them as finback whales.  Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego), Balaenoptera physalus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Fin whale dorsal fin. The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin. Mariners often refer to them as finback whales. Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego).
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 12783  
Fin whale dorsal fin.  The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin.  Mariners often refer to them as finback whales.  Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego), Balaenoptera physalus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Fin whale dorsal fin. The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin. Mariners often refer to them as finback whales. Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego).
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 12786  
Fin whale dorsal fin.  The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin.  Mariners often refer to them as finback whales.  Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego), Balaenoptera physalus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Fin whale dorsal fin. The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin. Mariners often refer to them as finback whales. Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego).
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 12789  
Humpback whale dorsal fin, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale dorsal fin.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 04281  
Humpback whale dorsal fin, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale dorsal fin.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 04286  
Humpback whale calf with malformed dorsal fin, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale calf with malformed dorsal fin.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 04289  
Humpback whale dorsal fin damaged during competitive group socializing, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale dorsal fin damaged during competitive group socializing.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 04334  
Humpback whale dorsal fin damaged during competitive group socializing, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale dorsal fin damaged during competitive group socializing.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 04340  
Humpback whale dorsal fin damaged during competitive group socializing, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale dorsal fin damaged during competitive group socializing.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 04342  
Humpback whale dorsal fin and ridge showing scarring acquired in competitive group socializing, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale dorsal fin and ridge showing scarring acquired in competitive group socializing.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 04350  
Humpback whale dorsal fin and ridge showing scarring acquired in competitive group socializing, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale dorsal fin and ridge showing scarring acquired in competitive group socializing.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 04353  
Humpback whale dorsal fin damaged during competitive group socializing, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale dorsal fin damaged during competitive group socializing.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Image ID: 04354  
Blue whale caudel stem, dorsal fin and fluke, Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale caudel stem, dorsal fin and fluke.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 01908  
Blue whale, dorsal fin and mottled skin pattern, Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale, dorsal fin and mottled skin pattern.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 02237  
Blue whale, dorsal aspect of peduncle stem and fluke, Baja California, Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale, dorsal aspect of peduncle stem and fluke, Baja California.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 03029  
Blue whale, dorsal aspect of caudal stem,  Baja California (Mexico), Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale, dorsal aspect of caudal stem, Baja California (Mexico).
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 03330  
Blue whale, dorsal aspect of caudal stem,  Baja California (Mexico), Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale, dorsal aspect of caudal stem, Baja California (Mexico).
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 03340  
Blue whale surfacing, dorsal fin,  Baja California (Mexico), Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale surfacing, dorsal fin, Baja California (Mexico).
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Image ID: 03344  
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving.  Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving. Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 07574  
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving.  Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving. Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 07576  
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving.  Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego, Balaenoptera musculus
An enormous blue whale rounds out (hunches up its back) before diving. Note the distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin. Open ocean offshore of San Diego.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 07578  

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