- Cormorants underwater, in herring and hunting over reefs
- California sea lions in herring
- Pacific bottlenose dolphin with Guadalupe fur seals
- Northern elephant seals underwater -- alone, sleeping u/w and alongside Guadalupe fur seals.
- White-tip reef shark feeding frenzy
Coral reef, kelp forest
(giant, bull, eelgrass), open ocean, sandy bottom, walls, granitic and volcanic formations, shoreline. Regions covered include near Eastern Pacific (Galapagos, Cocos, Revillagigedos, Guadalupe, San Benito Islands,
California Channel Islands), Sea of Cortez, Northern California, Bahamas, Belize, American Samoa, Tonga
ANIMALS (INDIVIDUALS AND SMALL GROUPS)
Whales (Humpback, Sperm, Grey, Sei), Dolphins (Atlantic Spotted, Pacific Spotted, Hawaiian Spinner, Common, Pacific and Atlantic Bottlenose, Pacific White Sided, False Killer Whales, Pilot Whales), Pinnipeds (California and Galapagos Sea Lions, Guadalupe and Galapagos Fur
Seals, Harbor Seals), Sharks (White tip reef, Gray reef, Galapagos, silky, tiger, oceanic white tip, black tip reef, silvertip, great hammerhead, scalloped hammerhead, nurse, whale shark), Rays (Pacific Manta, Mobulae, eagle, bullnose, golden, bat, marble), Mola mola
(ocean sunfish), turtles (Green, Hawksbill, Loggerhead), yellowfin tuna, blue fin tuna, halibut, wahoo, sailfish, reef fish.
ANIMALS (LARGE GROUPS, SCHOOLS)
mackerel (open ocean, in kelp forest), herring,
yellowfin tuna, bigeyed jacks, brown striped snapper (salema), Crevalle jacks, skipjacks, yellow tailed surgeonfish, king angelfish, sergeant majors, chromis, creolefish, Scalloped hammerheads, blue spotted
jacks, brown jacks, parrotfish, steel pampano, gafftopsail pompano, yellow snapper, finescale triggerfish, needlefish, halfbeaks.
Sperm whale clicks, codas, clangs (bulls), sea lion and fur
seal barking and other vocalization, dolphin sonar, squeaks/vocalizations, Dascyllus chirping, waves breaking, fish schools fleeing predators, parrotfish and guinea fowl puffer feeding, Humpback whale singing, social
and agonistic sounds, shark skins rubbing during feeding frenzy.
BEHAVIORS (DOLPHINS, WHALES, PINNIPEDS)
feeding, foraging, inquisitive, play, symbiosis, parasitism, nurturing, nursing, fighting,
commensalism, singing, communication, resting, socializing.
Northern elephant seals, false killer whales, pilot whales, Humpback whales with bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic spotted dolphins with bottlenose dolphins
(attempts at mating, agonistic exchanges), newborn gray whale calf, sailfish, feeding marine iguanas, feeding pelicans (surface seizing), Boobies, oceanic white tip sharks, tiger sharks, bottlenose dolphin with nurse shark, Pacific mantas
(multiple), great hammerhead shark, Mola Mola, mating nudibranchs, hawksbill turtle feeding,
Olympic swimmers (Matt Biondi, Mikako Kotani) with Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, Pacific Humpback whales, Sperm Whales, Guadalupe Fur seals, nudibranch aggregate mating, cormorants foraging.
Moray eel, scalloped hammerhead, mexican goatfish, green sea turtle.
OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN
green sea turtle dragging fishing net, turtles with papilloma tumors, sea lion scarring from branding, close-up of
silky shark with long line hook and line, shipwreck debris and reef damage from vessel grounding, algal overgrowth of reef from diesel spill, Rose Atoll USNWR (topside and underwater).
NOTE: some humpback whale video was acquired under US federal permit, requiring
National Marine Fisheries Service approval for use. More info.
Keywords: marine videography, underwater videography, digital video, marine mammal videography, whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, sharks, rays, fish, natural history.