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Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Photos
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
At seven to eight feet in length and three hundred pounds or more when mature White-Sided are a large dolphin species.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-022 request pricing Google Earth

Northern Elephant Seal - Bulls Fighting Images
Northern Elephant Seal - Bulls Fighting
Mature males are covered with scars from their battles with other bulls for dominance over the females on their section of beach.
species: Mirounga angustirostris
photo-id: ELE-002 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Northern Elephant Seal Underwater
Northern Elephant Seal Underwater
Elephant Seals are among the deepest diving marine mammals. Bulls have been documented to dive to depths of over 2600 feet and stay submerged for over 20 minutes.
species: Mirounga angustirostris
photo-id: ELE-007 request pricing Google Earth

Northern Elephant Seal Pictures
Northern Elephant Seal
Largest of all seals. The species was hunted nearly to extinction for its oil. By the late 1800s there were fewer than 20 known individuals remaining.
species: Mirounga angustirostris
photo-id: ELE-011 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Northern Elephant Seal - Bull
Northern Elephant Seal - Bull
Bulls often display fresh cuts and scars from fights with other males for dominance of groups of females in breeding areas called rookeries.
species: Mirounga angustirostris
photo-id: ELE-012 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Northern Elephant Seal
Northern Elephant Seal
Elephant Seals are among the deepest diving marine mammals. Bulls have been documented to dive to depths of over 2600 feet and stay submerged for over 20 minutes.
species: Mirounga angustirostris
photo-id: ELE-014 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Northern Elephant Seal Pup Nursing
Northern Elephant Seal Pup Nursing
Pups are nursed for a short four to eight weeks before being left to fend for themselves. Weaned pups group together spending much of their time onshore for an additional few months but soon move ever farther offshore to forage for food.
species: Mirounga angustirostris
photo-id: ELE-035 request pricing Google Earth

Northern Elephant Seal Underwater Stock Photography
Northern Elephant Seal Underwater
Elephant Seals are among the deepest diving marine mammals. Bulls have been documented to dive to depths of over 2600 feet and stay submerged for over 20 minutes.
species: Mirounga angustirostris
photo-id: ELE-038 request pricing Google Earth

Northern Elephant Seal Underwater Photos
Northern Elephant Seal Underwater
A female elephant seal is inquisitive about the odd animal that has appeared along her beach.
species: Mirounga angustirostris
photo-id: ELE-039 request pricing Google Earth

Northern Elephant Seal Images
Northern Elephant Seal
Elephant Seals are among the deepest diving marine mammals. Bulls have been documented to dive to depths of over 2600 feet and stay submerged for over 20 minutes.
species: Mirounga angustirostris
photo-id: ELE-040 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Dorado or Mahi mahi
Dorado or Mahi mahi
Often found recruiting around floating objects such a drift Kelp.
species: Coryphaena hippurus
photo-id: FDO-003 request pricing Google Earth

Dorado or Mahi mahi Pictures
Dorado or Mahi mahi
Often found recruiting around floating objects such a drift Kelp.
species: Coryphaena hippurus
photo-id: FDO-004 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Dorado or Mahi mahi
Dorado or Mahi mahi
Often found recruiting around floating objects such a drift Kelp.
species: Coryphaena hippurus
photo-id: FDO-007 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp
The Ocean Sunfish has gritty sandpaper like skin which for protection from parasites is covered with large amounts of mucus.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-030 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola with diver
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola with diver
The heaviest Sunfish on record was taken in Japan. At nearly 9 feet long it weighed over 5,000 pounds.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-032 request pricing Google Earth

Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola Stock Photography
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola
Estimated lifespan can likely exceed 20 years.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-035 request pricing Google Earth

Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp Photos
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp
Feed on jellyfish and other plankton. Weight to 3000 lbs. Often found beneath drift kelp.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-042 request pricing Google Earth

Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola Images
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-048 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola
Feed on jellyfish and other plankton. Weight to 3000 lbs. Often found beneath drift kelp.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-049 request pricing Google Earth

Yellowtail Pictures
Yellowtail
Fast growing pelagic schooling gamefish. Migrates off California in summer months.
species: Seriola lalandi
photo-id: FYE-003 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
Piedras Blancas Lighthouse
Located north of Hurst Castle along highway 1.
photo-id: LIT-003 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Point Loma Lighthouse
Point Loma Lighthouse
Constructed in 1890-91 at the base of the southern tip of Point Loma. It replaced the Cabrillo Lighthouse that is high on the bluffs above and was prone to being obscured by fog.
photo-id: LIT-004 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Sea Otter Gulls After a Free Lunch
California Sea Otter Gulls After a Free Lunch
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-003 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Stock Photography
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-007 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Photos
California Sea Otter
Sea Otters have no blubber layer unlike seals and sea lions otters rely completely on their thick fur to trap air for insulation.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-008 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Images
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-011 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of California Sea Otter
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-014 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Pictures
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-021 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Plankton - Coiled Salp Chain
Plankton - Coiled Salp Chain
Example of common gelatinous animals found off the California coast.
species: Pegea confoederata
photo-id: PGE-019 request pricing

Pictures of Plankton - Sea Butterfly
Plankton - Sea Butterfly
Example of common gelatinous animals found off the California coast.
species: Corolla calceola
photo-id: PGE-022 request pricing

Stock images of Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish
Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish
Bell is usually silver to white with purple bands radiating from its center.
species: Pelagia noctiluca
photo-id: PJL-004 request pricing

Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish Stock Photography
Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish
Bell is usually silver to white with purple bands radiating from its center.
species: Pelagia noctiluca
photo-id: PJL-005 request pricing

see also
| Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish | California Coast | California Sea Lion | Common Dolphin | Cookiecutter Shark | Dolphin |
| Drift Kelp | Fur Seal | Gamefish | Harbor Seal | Jellyfish | Krill | Marine Fish | Marine Mammals | Moon Jellyfish |
| Northern Elephant Seal | Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin | Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | Pelagia Jellyfish | Plankton |
| Sea Otter | Squid | Threatened Species | Whales |

species represented
Corolla calceola, Coryphaena hippurus, Enhydra lutris, Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus, Mirounga angustirostris, Mola mola,
Pegea confoederata, Pelagia noctiluca, Seriola lalandi

keywords
Animals, Beds, Big Sur, Bull, Central Coast, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Coastal, Diver, Dolphinfish, Dolphins,
Drift, Drift Kelp, Endangered Species, Fishes, Fishing, Gamefish, Gelatinous, Gull, Gulls, Harem, Harems, Jellies,
Jelly, Kelp, Kelp Forest, Mammal, Medusa, Monterey, Nurse, Open Ocean, Otters, Paddy, Paddy Patty, Patties, Patty,
Pattys, Pelagic, Pelts, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Porpoise, Professional California Stock, Pups, Rookery, Salps, Schooling,
Scuba Diver, Seagull, Seagulls, Surf, Tentacles, Underwater, Waves, Western, White Sided, Zooplankton

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external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| Encyclopedia Britannica Mola | Encyclopedia Britannica Northern Elephant Seal | Marine Mammal Center Northern Elephant Seal |
| NOAA Fisheries Northern Elephant Seal | National Geographic Elephant Seal | National Geographic Mola mola | Wikipedia Mahi mahi |
| Wikipedia Ocean Sunfish | http://www.oceansunfish.org/ |

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