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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 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 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
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: 07578  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
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.
Image ID: 07598  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, 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.
Image ID: 07600  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, 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, Grampus griseus Rissos dolphin. 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. 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 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.
Image ID: 07602  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin. 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.
Image ID: 07603  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin. 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.
Image ID: 07604  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin. 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. 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, 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. 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.
Image ID: 07605  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin. 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.
Image ID: 07606  
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.
Image ID: 00981  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue whale, dorsal fin, Baja California, Balaenoptera musculus 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
Blue whale, dorsal fin, Baja California.
Image ID: 03046  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
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.
Image ID: 04968  
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.
Image ID: 04970  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
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 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 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
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: 07521  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
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: 07522  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
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: 07525  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
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 Rissos dolphin. 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. 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
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
 
Rissos dolphin. 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.
Image ID: 07590  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin. 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.
Image ID: 07591  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Image ID: 07592  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin. 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.
Image ID: 07593  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin. 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.
Image ID: 07594  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin. 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 The characteristic falcate (rounded) dorsal fin and gray/blue mottled skin pattern of a blue whale.  The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds.  Near Islas Coronado (Coronado Islands), Balaenoptera musculus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) The characteristic falcate (rounded) dorsal fin and gray/blue mottled skin pattern of a blue whale.  The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds.  Near Islas Coronado (Coronado Islands), Balaenoptera musculus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Rissos dolphin. 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.
Image ID: 07595  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
The characteristic falcate (rounded) dorsal fin and gray/blue mottled skin pattern of a blue whale. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds. Near Islas Coronado (Coronado Islands).
Image ID: 09505  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
The characteristic falcate (rounded) dorsal fin and gray/blue mottled skin pattern of a blue whale. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds. Near Islas Coronado (Coronado Islands).
Image ID: 09526  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Rissos dolphin. 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 The characteristic falcate (rounded) dorsal fin and gray/blue mottled skin pattern of a blue whale.  The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds.  Near Islas Coronado (Coronado Islands), Balaenoptera musculus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) The characteristic falcate (rounded) dorsal fin and gray/blue mottled skin pattern of a blue whale.  The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds.  Near Islas Coronado (Coronado Islands), Balaenoptera musculus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Rissos dolphin. 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.
Image ID: 07588  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
The characteristic falcate (rounded) dorsal fin and gray/blue mottled skin pattern of a blue whale. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds. Near Islas Coronado (Coronado Islands).
Image ID: 09506  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
The characteristic falcate (rounded) dorsal fin and gray/blue mottled skin pattern of a blue whale. The blue whale is the largest animal on earth, reaching 80 feet in length and weighing as much as 300,000 pounds. Near Islas Coronado (Coronado Islands).
Image ID: 09507  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Rissos dolphin melon and 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. 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 melon and 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.
Image ID: 01914  
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.
Image ID: 01955  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin. 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.
Image ID: 07589  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 


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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  >  Blue Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Fin Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Gray Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Humpback Whale  >  Humpback Whale Juvenile / Calf
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Juvenile / Calf
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Orca / Killer Whale
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Anatomy  >  Whale Dorsal Fin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Anatomy  >  Whale Fluke / Tail
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Anatomy  >  Whale Pectoral Fin
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Behavior  >  Competitive / Rowdy Group
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Behavior  >  Whale Pectoral Fin Display
Animal  >  Cetacean  >  Whale  >  Whale Watching
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Blue Whale
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Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Behavior  >  Parasitism (Symbiosis)
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Balaenoptera musculus
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Eschrichtius robustus
Grampus griseus
Megaptera novaeangliae
Orcinus orca
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Rhincodon typus

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