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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
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27029  
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
Water falling from a blue whale fluke as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27023  
Blue whale fluke (tail) lifted high above the water as the whale dives in the Santa Barbara Channel, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California
Blue whale fluke (tail) lifted high above the water as the whale dives in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27020  
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.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27027  
Perfect view of the ventral surface of a humpback whales fluke, as the whale raises its fluke just before diving underwater.  The white patches and scalloping along the trailing edge of the fluke make this whale identifiable when it is observed from year to year, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Perfect view of the ventral surface of a humpback whales fluke, as the whale raises its fluke just before diving underwater. The white patches and scalloping along the trailing edge of the fluke make this whale identifiable when it is observed from year to year.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27031  
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.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27039  
Humpback whale blowhole, showing twin nares (nostrils) which have a few small parasites clinging to the whale's skin around the blowhole openings, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Humpback whale blowhole, showing twin nares (nostrils) which have a few small parasites clinging to the whale's skin around the blowhole openings.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27041  
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
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27035  
Two humpback whales swim in front of a whale watching boat, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Two humpback whales swim in front of a whale watching boat.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27037  
Humpback whale rounding out, arching its back before diving underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Humpback whale rounding out, arching its back before diving underwater.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27046  
Blue whale exhaling in a blast as it dives underwater in the Santa Barbara Channel, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California
Blue whale exhaling in a blast as it dives underwater in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27021  
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
Water falling from a blue whale fluke as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27022  
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
Water falling from a blue whale fluke as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27024  
Coccineis ceticola diatoms grow on the skin of a blue whale.  The thin brown film of commensal parasitic Coccineis diatoms, likely the species Coccineis ceticola, are often found on the skin of large cetaceans, Balaenoptera musculus, Coccineis ceticola, Santa Rosa Island, California
Coccineis ceticola diatoms grow on the skin of a blue whale. The thin brown film of commensal parasitic Coccineis diatoms, likely the species Coccineis ceticola, are often found on the skin of large cetaceans.
Species: Blue whale, Coccineis diatoms, Balaenoptera musculus, Coccineis ceticola
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27025  
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.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27026  
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
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27028  
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
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27030  
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
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27032  
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
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27033  
Humpback whale blowing, exhaling as it swims toward a whale-watching boat, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Humpback whale blowing, exhaling as it swims toward a whale-watching boat.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27034  
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
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27036  
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
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27038  
Tubercles on the rostrum of a humpback whale.  Tubercles are actually hair follicles, and small coarse hair grows from each tubercle on the whale's head (rostrum), Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Tubercles on the rostrum of a humpback whale. Tubercles are actually hair follicles, and small coarse hair grows from each tubercle on the whale's head (rostrum).
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27040  
Blue whale fluke (tail) lifted high above the water as the whale dives in the Santa Barbara Channel, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California
Blue whale fluke (tail) lifted high above the water as the whale dives in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27042  
Humpback whale rounding out, arching its back before diving underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Humpback whale rounding out, arching its back before diving underwater.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27043  
Humpback whale dorsal fin, one of the identifiable characteristics researchers use to capture/recapture humpback whales from year to year, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Humpback whale dorsal fin, one of the identifiable characteristics researchers use to capture/recapture humpback whales from year to year.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27044  
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
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27045  
Perfect view of the ventral surface of a humpback whales fluke, as the whale raises its fluke just before diving underwater.  The white patches and scalloping along the trailing edge of the fluke make this whale identifiable when it is observed from year to year, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Perfect view of the ventral surface of a humpback whales fluke, as the whale raises its fluke just before diving underwater. The white patches and scalloping along the trailing edge of the fluke make this whale identifiable when it is observed from year to year.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27047  
Blue whale fluke (tail) lifted high above the water as the whale dives in the Santa Barbara Channel, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California
Blue whale fluke (tail) lifted high above the water as the whale dives in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27019