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Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Whale shark, Rhincodon typus, Darwin Island This Pacific harbor seal has an ear with no external ear flaps, marking it as a true seal and not a sea lion.  La Jolla, California.  This group of harbor seals, which has formed a breeding colony at a small but popular beach near San Diego, is at the center of considerable controversy.  While harbor seals are protected from harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other legislation, local interests would like to see the seals leave so that people can resume using the beach, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Kelp canopy.
Image ID: 00600  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Whale shark.
Image ID: 01502  
Species: Whale shark, Rhincodon typus
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
This Pacific harbor seal has an ear with no external ear flaps, marking it as a true seal and not a sea lion. La Jolla, California. This group of harbor seals, which has formed a breeding colony at a small but popular beach near San Diego, is at the center of considerable controversy. While harbor seals are protected from harassment by the Marine Mammal Protection Act and other legislation, local interests would like to see the seals leave so that people can resume using the beach.
Image ID: 01957  
Species: Pacific harbor seal, Phoca vitulina richardsi
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish and videographer, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California Galapagos sea lion playing with puffer fish, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki, Cousins Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island
Ocean sunfish and videographer, open ocean.
Image ID: 02057  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Galapagos sea lion playing with puffer fish.
Image ID: 02254  
Species: Galapagos sea lion, Zalophus californianus wollebacki, Zalophus californianus wollebaeki
Location: Cousins, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 02435  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Divers and kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Northern elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 02436  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Divers and kelp forest.
Image ID: 02990  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seal.
Image ID: 03508  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing.  Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon 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 This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Image ID: 20388  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Image ID: 27029  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Image ID: 34716  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Reef lizardfish, Synodus variegatus, Fiji, Synodus variegatus North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean.  The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring, Megaptera novaeangliae, Maui Blue shark and offshore drift kelp, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Diego, California
Reef lizardfish, Synodus variegatus, Fiji.
Image ID: 34860  
Species: Reef Lizardfish, Synodus variegatus
Location: Fiji
 
North Pacific humpback whales, a mother and calf pair swim closely together just under the surface of the ocean. The calf will remain with its mother for about a year, migrating from Hawaii to Alaska to feed on herring.
Image ID: 00140  
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Maui, Hawaii, USA
 
Blue shark and offshore drift kelp.
Image ID: 01079  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Giant kelpfish amidst kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Blue whale fluke, powerful tail that propels the huge whale through the open ocean, Balaenoptera musculus
Kelp fronds.
Image ID: 01273  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Giant kelpfish amidst kelp.
Image ID: 01291  
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Blue whale fluke, powerful tail that propels the huge whale through the open ocean.
Image ID: 01910  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this aerial photograph.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus A blue whale spouts at sunset.  The blow, or spout, of a blue whale can reach 30 feet into the air.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on earth, Balaenoptera musculus A blue shark swims through the open ocean in search of prey, backlit by the sunset, Prionace glauca, San Diego, California
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this aerial photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 02169  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
A blue whale spouts at sunset. The blow, or spout, of a blue whale can reach 30 feet into the air. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on earth.
Image ID: 02217  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
A blue shark swims through the open ocean in search of prey, backlit by the sunset.
Image ID: 02286  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph.  The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth, Balaenoptera musculus Ocean sunfish and photographer, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California
A huge blue whale swims through the open ocean in this underwater photograph. The blue whale is the largest animal ever to live on Earth.
Image ID: 03027  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Ocean sunfish and photographer, open ocean.
Image ID: 03324  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish and freediving photographer, open ocean.
Image ID: 03491  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Zalophus californianus Ocean sunfish schooling near drift kelp, soliciting cleaner fishes, open ocean, Baja California, Mola mola 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
California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 06284  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish schooling near drift kelp, soliciting cleaner fishes, open ocean, Baja California.
Image ID: 06304  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
 
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.
Image ID: 07527  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Baja California.  Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and tuna, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Baja California.  Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and tuna, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) A great white shark bearing a white plastic researcher's identification ID tag near its dorsal fin swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Baja California.  Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and tuna, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and tuna.
Image ID: 07668  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
A great white shark swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and tuna.
Image ID: 07735  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
A great white shark bearing a white plastic researcher's identification ID tag near its dorsal fin swims through the clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, far offshore of the Pacific Coast of Baja California. Guadalupe Island is host to a concentration of large great white sharks, which visit the island to feed on pinnipeds and tuna.
Image ID: 07739  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 

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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Amphiprion perideraion
Arctocephalus townsendi
Balaenoptera musculus
Balaenoptera physalus
Bodianus diplotaenia
Caranx sexfasciatus
Carcharodon carcharias
Cervus canadensis
Choerodon fasciatus
Cleidopus gloriamaris
Crinoidea
Cyclosalpa affinis
Dendronephthya
Dendronephthya sp.
Eschrichtius robustus
Flabellina iodinea
Flabellinopsis iodinea
Geophagus altifrons
Gorgonacea
Grampus griseus
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Haliaeetus leucocephalus washingtoniensis
Heterostichus rostratus
Hippocampus barbouri
Hypsypops rubicundus
Leuresthes tenuis
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Manta birostris
Medialuna californiensis
Megaptera novaeangliae
Mirounga angustirostris
Mola mola
Murex aduncospinosus
Muricea californica
Myliobatis californica
Phoca vitulina richardsi
Phycodurus eques
Phyllospadix sp.
Plerogyra sinuosa
Plexauridae
Porolithon sp.
Prionace glauca
Pseudanthias
Pugettia producta
Puma concolor
Pygoscelis adeliae
Remora sp.
Rhincodon typus
Sebastes serriceps
Sequoiadendron giganteum
Seriola lalandi
Sphyrna lewini
Sphyrna mokarran
Stenella frontalis
Sula nebouxii
Symphysodon discus
Synodus variegatus
Thysanoessa spinifera
Trichechus manatus
Urechis caupo
Ursus arctos
Zalophus californianus
Zalophus californianus wollebacki
Zalophus californianus wollebaeki

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Updated: December 14, 2019