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Saddle patch and dorsal fins of killer whales, Palos Verdes, Orcinus orca Add To Light Table Fin whale dorsal fin.  The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin.  Mariners often refer to them as finback whales.  Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego), Balaenoptera physalus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Bottlenose dolphins swim through red tide, hunt a school of fish, lit by glowing bioluminescence caused by microscopic Lingulodinium polyedrum dinoflagellate organisms which glow blue when agitated at night, Lingulodinium polyedrum, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table
Saddle patch and dorsal fins of killer whales, Palos Verdes.
Image ID: 30421  
Species: Killer whale, Orcinus orca
Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA
 
Fin whale dorsal fin. The fin whale is named for its tall, falcate dorsal fin. Mariners often refer to them as finback whales. Coronado Islands, Mexico (northern Baja California, near San Diego).
Image ID: 12769  
Species: Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Bottlenose dolphins swim through red tide, hunt a school of fish, lit by glowing bioluminescence caused by microscopic Lingulodinium polyedrum dinoflagellate organisms which glow blue when agitated at night.
Image ID: 27066  
Species: Lingulodinium polyedrum
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, swims through the open ocean, underwater view, Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table 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, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Killer Whale, Biggs Transient Orca, Palos Verdes, Orcinus orca Add To Light Table
Blue whale, the largest animal ever to inhabit earth, swims through the open ocean, underwater view.
Image ID: 01902  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
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: 34565  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Killer Whale, Biggs Transient Orca, Palos Verdes.
Image ID: 30422  
Species: Killer whale, Orcinus orca
Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA
 
Killer whale attacking sea lion.  Biggs transient orca and California sea lion, Orcinus orca, Zalophus californianus, Palos Verdes Add To Light Table 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 usually almost entirely white, Grampus griseus, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Add To Light Table
Killer whale attacking sea lion. Biggs transient orca and California sea lion.
Image ID: 30427  
Species: Killer whale, California sea lion, Orcinus orca, Zalophus californianus
Location: Palos Verdes, 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 usually almost entirely white.
Image ID: 12799  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Atlantic spotted dolphin.
Image ID: 00676  
Species: Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis
Location: Bahamas
 
Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus, Sao Miguel Island Add To Light Table Atlantic spotted dolphin, Olympic swimmer Matt Biondi, Stenella frontalis Add To Light Table Pacific white sided dolphin, carrying drift kelp, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Sperm whale.
Image ID: 02078  
Species: Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus
Location: Sao Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal
 
Atlantic spotted dolphin, Olympic swimmer Matt Biondi.
Image ID: 00009  
Species: Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis
Location: Bahamas
 
Pacific white sided dolphin, carrying drift kelp.
Image ID: 00046  
Species: Pacific white-sided dolphin, Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Rissos dolphin, breaching. 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 Add To Light Table Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus, Monterey, California Add To Light Table Bottlenose dolphin, breaching the surface of the ocean, offshore of San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Add To Light Table
Rissos dolphin, breaching. 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: 00983  
Species: Risso's dolphin, Grampus griseus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Gray whale.
Image ID: 01190  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: Monterey, California, USA
 
Bottlenose dolphin, breaching the surface of the ocean, offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 26805  
Species: Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Bottlenose dolphin, bubbles forming in its exhalation just below the surface of the ocean, offshore of San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Add To Light Table Common dolphin at the edge of the ocean, Delphinus delphis, Santa Barbara, California Add To Light Table 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 This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table
Bottlenose dolphin, bubbles forming in its exhalation just below the surface of the ocean, offshore of San Diego.
Image ID: 26806  
Species: Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Common dolphin at the edge of the ocean.
Image ID: 27017  
Species: Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
 
Water falling from a blue whale fluke as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Image ID: 27023  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California, USA
 
Pacific bottlenose dolphin breaches the ocean surface as it leaps and takes a breath.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Add To Light Table Common dolphin leaping, Delphinus delphis, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Add To Light Table Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Add To Light Table
Pacific bottlenose dolphin breaches the ocean surface as it leaps and takes a breath. Open ocean near San Diego.
Image ID: 07158  
Species: Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Common dolphin leaping.
Image ID: 19485  
Species: Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Atlantic spotted dolphin.
Image ID: 00006  
Species: Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis
Location: Bahamas
 
Hawaiian spinner dolphin, Stenella longirostris, Lanai Add To Light Table Sperm whale social group, Physeter macrocephalus, Sao Miguel Island Add To Light Table Sperm whale blowhole (left side of head), Physeter macrocephalus, Sao Miguel Island Add To Light Table
Hawaiian spinner dolphin.
Image ID: 00321  
Species: Hawaiian spinner dolphin, Stenella longirostris
Location: Lanai, Hawaii, USA
 
Sperm whale social group.
Image ID: 02067  
Species: Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus
Location: Sao Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal
 
Sperm whale blowhole (left side of head).
Image ID: 02073  
Species: Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus
Location: Sao Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal
 
False killer whale, eating fish, Pseudorca crassidens, Lanai Add To Light Table Adult blue whale surfacing,  Baja California (Mexico), Balaenoptera musculus Add To Light Table Gray whale, Laguna San Ignacio, Eschrichtius robustus, San Ignacio Lagoon Add To Light Table
False killer whale, eating fish.
Image ID: 00561  
Species: False killer whale, Pseudorca crassidens
Location: Lanai, Hawaii, USA
 
Adult blue whale surfacing, Baja California (Mexico).
Image ID: 03380  
Species: Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
 
Gray whale, Laguna San Ignacio.
Image ID: 03394  
Species: Gray whale, Eschrichtius robustus
Location: San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
 
Short-finned pilot whale, adult and calf, Globicephala macrorhynchus, Sao Miguel Island Add To Light Table
Short-finned pilot whale, adult and calf.
Image ID: 02083  
Species: Shortfin pilot whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus
Location: Sao Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal
 


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Balaenoptera musculus
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Lingulodinium polyedrum
Megaptera novaeangliae
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Physeter macrocephalus
Pseudorca crassidens
Stenella frontalis
Stenella longirostris
Tursiops truncatus
Zalophus californianus

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