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California Sea Otter Photos
California Sea Otter
A Sea Otter warps up in kelp to anchor itself for an afternoon nap.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-035 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Images
California Sea Otter
A Sea Otter warps up in kelp to anchor itself for an afternoon nap.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-037 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography 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-039 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Pictures
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-042 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Sea Otter
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-044 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of California Sea Otter
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-046 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images 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-048 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Stock Photography
California Sea Otter
A Sea Otter warps up in kelp to anchor itself for an afternoon nap.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-049 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Photos
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-051 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-054 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-056 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin Pictures
Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin
Coronado islands in background.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-016 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Humpback Whale Breach
Humpback Whale Breach
A Humpback leaps out of the water. They will often do this multiple times in a row.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-017 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin
Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-021 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Humpback Whale - Surfacing
Humpback Whale - Surfacing
Humpback surfaces in front of North Coronado Island.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-025 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale In Drift Kelp Stock Photography
Humpback Whale In Drift Kelp
This was an interesting behavior. A mother with calf went out of her way to swim into then rollup in a large patch of drift kelp.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-030 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin Photos
Humpback Whale - Back and Dorsal Fin
As with many of the large baleen whales the Humpback was hunted to near extinction before a whaling moratorium was introduced in the mid nineteen sixties.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-032 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale Fluke Images
Humpback Whale Fluke
Humpback raises its fluke in preparation for a dive. Humpbacks feed on Krill and small baitfish.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-007 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Blue Whale Aerial Photo
Blue Whale Aerial Photo
Blue whale surfaces and blows. Photo taken from the air.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-044 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Pictures
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-065 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
Also sometimes called Lags due to their hard to pronounce scientific name of Lagenorhynchus.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-056 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
Habitat is offshore waters along continental shelfs or inshore along deep ocean canyons.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-062 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Blue Whale Fluke Underwater
Blue Whale Fluke Underwater
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-037 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Stock Photography
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Habitat is offshore waters along continental shelfs or inshore along deep ocean canyons.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-049 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Photos
Blue Whale
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-012 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest Images
California Kelp Forest
Kelp forests have and continue to be the focus of much scientific research in California as they are a highly productive marine ecosystem which has been heavily impacted by pollution and over fishing.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-006 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Gray Whale - Blowhole
Gray Whale - Blowhole
Early each year Gray Whales pass along the California coast on their annual migration to the lagoons of Baja California Mexico. They are mottled gray in color and can achive lengths of up to 45 feet. Although hunted nearly to extinction they have largely recovered due to the protection of the marine mammal protection act.
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-001 request pricing Google Earth

Gray Whale Spout - Coronado Islands in Background Pictures
Gray Whale Spout - Coronado Islands in Background
Their fall migration covers over 6000 miles from Alaska along the west coasts of Canada the United States and Mexico. Their destination is the lagoons along the coast of southern Baja Mexico. Gray Whale calves are born each year in the warm shallow waters of the lagoons.
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-016 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Opalescent Squid Mating
Opalescent Squid Mating
To complete their lifecycle, Opalescent Squid return in huge numbers to the shallows to mate deposit their egg cases and then die.
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-041 request pricing

Pictures of Opalescent Squid Mating
Opalescent Squid Mating
White egg cases cover the sand bottom.
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-043 request pricing

Stock images of Opalescent Squid Mating
Opalescent Squid Mating
To complete their lifecycle, Opalescent Squid return in huge numbers to the shallows to mate deposit their egg cases and then die.
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-044 request pricing

Opalescent Squid Mating Stock Photography
Opalescent Squid Mating
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-045 request pricing

see also
| Algae | Anemones | Bat Ray | Birch Aquarium | Black Seabass | Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | California Moray Eel |
| California Sea Lion | Common Dolphin | Dolphin | Drift Kelp | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Fur Seal | Garibaldi |
| Gorgonians | Gray Whale | Harbor Seal | Harbor Seals | Humpback Whale | Hydrocoral | Kelp Crab | Krill | Marine Invertebrates |
| Marine Mammals | Market Squid | Northern Elephant Seal | Octopus | Otters | Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin | Pacific White-Sided Dolphin |
| Sea Lion | Sheephead | Spiny Lobster | Starfish | Threatened Species | Urchins | Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera musculus, Enhydra lutris, Eschrichtius robustus, Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus, Loligo opalescens, Macrocystis pyrifera,
Megaptera novaeangliae

keywords
Annual Migration, Baleen, Beds, Big Sur, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Dive, Diving, Dolphins, Egg Sack, Eggs, Endangered Species,
Flukes, Fluking, Frond, Fronds, Giant Kelp, Grey, Humpbacks, Invertebrate, Kelp Forest, Kelps, Lagoons, Macrocystis,
Mammal, Mantle, Monterey, Open Ocean, Otters, Pelagic, Pelts, Porpoise, Seaweed, Sounding, Sounding Endangered, Species,
Squids, Tail, Underwater, White Sided

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Gray Whale | http://www.seaotters.org/ |

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