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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 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 Anemone mouth detail, Urticina lofotensis, Santa Cruz Island Fishing rods, sunrise, Santa Barbara Island Panoramic photo of Santa Barbara Island, part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.  Santa Barbara Island lies 38 miles offshore of the coast of California, near Los Angeles and San Pedro.  California sea lions inhabit the island in the thousands, and can be seen hauled out on the shore in this image California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lion, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lion, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Kelp plants reaching surface, spreading out, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Anemone detail, Urticina lofotensis, Santa Cruz Island Tube anemone, San Miguel Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Pachycerianthus fimbriatus White-spotted rose anemone, Urticina lofotensis, Santa Barbara Island Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, San Miguel Island California sea lion and diver, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Blacksmith amidst kelp forest, Chromis punctipinnis, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Kelp frond, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Kelp stipes and blades, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lions, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lions, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Purple urchins destroying/eating giant kelp holdfast, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Purple and red urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Strogylocentrotus franciscanus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Kelp fronds reach the surface and spread out to form a canopy, Santa Barbara Island, Macrocystis pyrifera

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