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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 a blue whale fluke as the whale dives to forage for food 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, Balaenoptera musculus, 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 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 Scarring of this humpback whale's fluke allow researchers to identify this particular whale from season to season, 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, 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, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California Two humpback whales swim in front of a whale watching boat, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California Humpback whale rounding out, arching its back before diving underwater, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California Blue whale exhaling in a blast as it dives underwater in the Santa Barbara Channel, Balaenoptera musculus, 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, Coccineis ceticola, Balaenoptera musculus, 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 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, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California Humpback whale blowing, exhaling as it swims toward a whale-watching boat, 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, 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, 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), Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California Blue whale fluke (tail) lifted high above the water as the whale dives in the Santa Barbara Channel, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Rosa Island, California Humpback whale rounding out, arching its back before diving underwater, 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, 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, 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, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California

Updated: July 13, 2020