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Striped Marlin Hammers Sardines Photos
Striped Marlin Hammers Sardines
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-021 request pricing Google Earth

Striped Marlin Images
Striped Marlin
Marlin light up with shades of blue purple and green when excited or threatened.
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-023 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Striped Marlin on Sardine Bait Ball
Striped Marlin on Sardine Bait Ball
This Marlin has speared a bait and swims away with it at the base of its sword.
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-026 request pricing Google Earth

Striped Marlin Catches a Sardine Pictures
Striped Marlin Catches a Sardine
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-035 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Striped Marlin Hammers Sardines
Striped Marlin Hammers Sardines
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-048 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Striped Marlin Hammers Sardines
Striped Marlin Hammers Sardines
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-057 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Brydes Whale with Sea Lion
Brydes Whale with Sea Lion
Brydes Whale are smaller than other rorquals normally being less than 40 feet in length. They have a very broad short head with three longitudinal ridges running down the top of the head.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-003 request pricing Google Earth

Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess) Stock Photography
Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
Brydes Whales are a unique member of the rorqual family. They are bayleen feeders but rather than clouds of tiny Krill they feed exclusively on baitfish such as Anchovy Herring Sardine and Mackerel. They also prefer tropical inshore waters over the polar oceans.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-011 request pricing Google Earth

Brydes Whale with Sea Lions Photos
Brydes Whale with Sea Lions
Sizing up a Sardine baitball along with two Sea Lions.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-012 request pricing Google Earth

Brydes Whale Mother and Calf Images
Brydes Whale Mother and Calf
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-017 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Brydes Whale with Dolphin
Brydes Whale with Dolphin
Spotted Dolphin escort.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-019 request pricing Google Earth

Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess) Pictures
Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
This guy basically shouldered four of us out of the way and inhaled a good portion of our Sardine baitball.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-020 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
Brydes Whale (Pronounced broo-dess)
Brydes joins Sea Lions Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna all feeding on a Sardine baitball.
species: Balaenoptera brydei
photo-id: WBD-021 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Common Dolphin Underwater
Common Dolphin Underwater
Abundant dolphin often found in large groups. Habitat is offshore waters along continental shelfs.
species: Delphinus delphis
photo-id: DOC-021 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Blue Whale Fluke
Blue Whale Fluke
Baleen whale. Believed to be the largest animal to have ever lived. The Blue Whale can reach lengths of over 90 feet and attain weights of 150 tons or more. They feed almost exclusively on huge amounts of tiny shrimp like crustaceans called krill.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-054 request pricing Google Earth

Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp Stock Photography
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp
Several juveniles being cleaned by Medialunas. Large amounts of baitfish as well.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-059 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Photos
Blue Whale
Blue Whales normally travel as individuals or in small groups of two or three animals, but in areas where krill are plentiful they can be found feeding in groups of 50 or more.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-052 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Shark Images
Blue Shark
This animal was a pleasant surprise. A female at a length of well over seven feet. It had been more than a couple seasons since I had seen a mature Blue Shark of this size.
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-051 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Blue Shark Underwater
Blue Shark Underwater
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-053 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Shark Pictures
Blue Shark
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-055 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Blue Shark Underwater
Blue Shark Underwater
This animal was a pleasant surprise. A female at a length of well over seven feet. It had been more than a couple seasons since I had seen a mature Blue Shark of this size.
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-056 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Blue Whale Spout
Blue Whale Spout
The spout is large often extending 20 feet or more into the air.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-048 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Blue Whale Spout
Blue Whale Spout
The spout is large often extending 20 feet or more into the air.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-049 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Fluke Stock Photography
Blue Whale Fluke
The huge fluke of a Blue Whale can power it to speeds of over 30 miles per hour for short distances.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-051 request pricing Google Earth

Common Dolphin Photos
Common Dolphin
They are considered a medium sized dolphin with individuals ranging to about seven feet in length.
species: Delphinus delphis
photo-id: DOC-019 request pricing Google Earth

Morro Rock - Morro Bay Images
Morro Rock - Morro Bay
photo-id: CBS-129 request pricing

Stock photography of Fishing Boat in Morro Bay Morro Rock in Background
Fishing Boat in Morro Bay Morro Rock in Background
Fishing boat tied at the dock shortly after sunset.
photo-id: CBS-143 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter with Pup Pictures
California Sea Otter with Pup
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-071 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Sea Otter
California Sea Otter
A Sea Otter warps up in kelp to anchor itself for an afternoon nap.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-036 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures 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-047 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Sea Otter
California Sea Otter
A Sea Otter warps up in kelp to anchor itself for an afternoon nap.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-050 request pricing Google Earth

NOAA Weather Buoy Marine Science Stock Photography
NOAA Weather Buoy Marine Science
NOAA maintains a network of weather buoys off both coasts of the United States. Each buoy is a self contained weather station which is anchored often many miles offshore. They collect and transmit comprehensive weather and ocean data including air and water temp wind speed and direction wave height and current direction.
photo-id: ORV-014 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | California Coast | California Sea Lion | California Sea Otters | Dolphin | Drift Kelp |
| Endangered Species | FLIP Marine Science Acoustic Ocean Research Vessel | Fin Whale | Fur Seal | Gamefish | Gray Whale |
| Harbor Seal | Humpback Whale | Jellyfish | Krill | Marine Fish | Marine Mammals | NOAA Wave Buoy | Northern Elephant Seal |
| Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin | Pacific Sailfish | Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | Plankton | Rissos Dolphin | Sharks Common to California |
| Shortfin Mako Shark | Squid | Threatened Species | Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera brydei, Balaenoptera musculus, Delphinus delphis, Enhydra lutris, Mola mola, Prionace glauca, Tetrapturus audax,

keywords
Baleen, Beach, Beaches, Beds, Behavior, Big Sur, Billfish, Billfishes, Boats, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Cleaning,
Coastal, Dive, Diving, Dolphins, Drift Kelp, Endangered Species, Fish, Fishes, Fishing, Flukes, Fluking, Gamefish,
Global Warming, Jumper, Jumpers, Kelp Forest, Landscapes, Late Light, Leaping, Mammal, Marine Biology, Marlins, Monterey,
Morro Bay, Offshore, Open Ocean, Otters, Pacific, Paddy, Patties, Patty, Pattys, Pelagic, Pelts, Porpoise, Professional California Stock,
Research, Scenic, Scenics, Schooling, Sharks, Sounding, Sunset, Sunsets, Tail

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external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Blue Whale | American Cetacean Society Brydes Whale | Discovery Channel Blue Shark | MarineBio Common Dolphin |
| Monterey Bay Aquarium | PBS Sea Dwellers Blue Shark | Wikipedia Blue Shark | Wikipedia Common Dolphin | Wikipedia Morro Bay |
| http://www.morrobay.org/ |

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