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Rissos dolphin surfacing with eye showing. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  San Diego, Grampus griseus Rissos dolphin, breaching. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego, Grampus griseus A Rissos dolphin leaps from the ocean in a full breach. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species.  White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  Offshore near San Diego, Grampus griseus
Rissos dolphin surfacing with eye showing. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Whale Injury Photo.
Image ID: 02314  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin, breaching. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Whale Injury Picture.
Image ID: 00983  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A Rissos dolphin leaps from the ocean in a full breach. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. Offshore near San Diego. Stock Photography of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 07597  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Humpback whale, entangled in line, aerial photo, Baja California Humpback whale, entangled in line, aerial photo, Baja California North Pacific humpback whale, adult male with bloody head nodules wounded from colliding with other escorts during competitive interactions, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
Humpback whale, entangled in line, aerial photo, Baja California Photograph of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 33274  
Location: Baja California, Mexico
 
Humpback whale, entangled in line, aerial photo, Baja California Whale Injury Photos.
Image ID: 33275  
Location: Baja California, Mexico
 
North Pacific humpback whale, adult male with bloody head nodules wounded from colliding with other escorts during competitive interactions. Whale Injury Image.
Image ID: 02152  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Scarring of this humpback whale's fluke allow researchers to identify this particular whale from season to season, Megaptera novaeangliae, 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 Scarring of this humpback whale's fluke allow researchers to identify this particular whale from season to season, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Scarring of this humpback whale's fluke allow researchers to identify this particular whale from season to season. Professional stock photos of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 27027  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Scarring of this humpback whale's fluke allow researchers to identify this particular whale from season to season. Pictures of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 27039  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Scarring of this humpback whale's fluke allow researchers to identify this particular whale from season to season. Whale Injury Photo.
Image ID: 27026  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Humpback whale dorsal fin detail, showing small wounds from recent competitive interactions with other whales, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Rissos dolphins surfacing, one spouting/blowing while others show dorsal fins.  Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  San Diego, Grampus griseus
North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge. Whale Injury Picture.
Image ID: 05909  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Humpback whale dorsal fin detail, showing small wounds from recent competitive interactions with other whales. Stock Photography of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 00337  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Rissos dolphins surfacing, one spouting/blowing while others show dorsal fins. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Photograph of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 04836  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, escort, rostrum showing wounded tubercles, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale, escort, rostrum showing wounded tubercles, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge.  This female has apparently recovered, as evidenced by her calf in the background, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
North Pacific humpback whale, escort, rostrum showing wounded tubercles. Whale Injury Photos.
Image ID: 05869  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, escort, rostrum showing wounded tubercles. Whale Injury Image.
Image ID: 05898  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge. This female has apparently recovered, as evidenced by her calf in the background. Professional stock photos of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 05907  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui A group of Rissos dolphin surfaces.  Extensive scarring on adult Rissos dolphins allows identification of individuals based on their dorsal fins, provided the identification methodology incorporates scarring acquired in future years. Offshore near San Diego, Grampus griseus North Pacific humpback whale, head nodules (adult male), Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui
North Pacific humpback whale showing extensive scarring, almost certainly from a boat propeller, on dorsal ridge. Pictures of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 05910  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
A group of Rissos dolphin surfaces. Extensive scarring on adult Rissos dolphins allows identification of individuals based on their dorsal fins, provided the identification methodology incorporates scarring acquired in future years. Offshore near San Diego. Whale Injury Photo.
Image ID: 07601  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
North Pacific humpback whale, head nodules (adult male). Whale Injury Picture.
Image ID: 00553  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Rissos dolphin surfacing with eye showing. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  San Diego, Grampus griseus Rissos dolphins surfacing showing dorsal fins. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  San Diego, Grampus griseus Rissos dolphins surfacing showing dorsal fins. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  San Diego, Grampus griseus
Rissos dolphin surfacing with eye showing. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Stock Photography of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 02315  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphins surfacing showing dorsal fins. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Photograph of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 02316  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphins surfacing showing dorsal fins. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Whale Injury Photos.
Image ID: 02318  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin surfacing with eye showing. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  San Diego, Grampus griseus Rissos dolphin showing fresh scarring from social interactions with other Rissos dolphins.  Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  San Diego, Grampus griseus Rissos dolphin, dorsal fin.Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego, Grampus griseus
Rissos dolphin surfacing with eye showing. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Whale Injury Image.
Image ID: 02319  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin showing fresh scarring from social interactions with other Rissos dolphins. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Professional stock photos of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 04964  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin, dorsal fin.Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Pictures of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 04965  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin, dorsal fin.Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego, Grampus griseus Rissos dolphin, dorsal fin.Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego, Grampus griseus Rissos dolphin, dorsal fin.Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego, Grampus griseus
Rissos dolphin, dorsal fin.Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Whale Injury Photo.
Image ID: 04966  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin, dorsal fin.Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Whale Injury Picture.
Image ID: 04967  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin, dorsal fin.Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego. Stock Photography of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 04969  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Gray whale dorsal aspect showing injury/wound/indentation likely caused by boat, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon A Rissos dolphin spyhops, lifting its head above water for a look. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species.  White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  Offshore near San Diego, Grampus griseus A young Rissos dolphin calf performs a tail slap. Note the dark color on this juvenile, it has yet to acquire the white scarring that distinguishes adult Rissos dolphins.  Offshore near San Diego, Grampus griseus
Gray whale dorsal aspect showing injury/wound/indentation likely caused by boat, Laguna San Ignacio. Photograph of Whale Injury.
Image ID: 06426  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
 
A Rissos dolphin spyhops, lifting its head above water for a look. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. Offshore near San Diego. Whale Injury Photos.
Image ID: 07598  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A young Rissos dolphin calf performs a tail slap. Note the dark color on this juvenile, it has yet to acquire the white scarring that distinguishes adult Rissos dolphins. Offshore near San Diego. Whale Injury Image.
Image ID: 07599  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 


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Categories Appearing Among These Images:
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Anatomy  >  Dolphin Dorsal Fin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Anatomy  >  Dolphin Injury / Scarring
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Behavior  >  Dolphin Blow / Spout
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Dolphin Behavior  >  Dolphin Jumping / Leaping
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Dolphin  >  Risso's Dolphin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Gray Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Behavior  >  Competitive / Rowdy Group
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Gray Whale
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Reptile  >  Marine  >  Sea Turtle  >  Green Sea Turtle
Environmental Issues / Problems  >  Boat Strike / Propeller Scar  >  Whale Injury
Gallery  >  Cetacean
Gallery  >  Humpback Whales
Gallery  >  New Work August 2011
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  Hawaiian Islands
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  World Heritage Sites  >  Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino (San Ignacio Lagoon Mexico)
Location  >  USA  >  Hawaii
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Chelonia mydas
Eschrichtius robustus
Grampus griseus
Megaptera novaeangliae

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