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Blue Shark Photos
Blue Shark
Once a common surface shark species off the coast of southern California its numbers have declined dramatically in the past ten years due to over fishing.
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-058 request pricing Google Earth

California Grunion Images
California Grunion
Grunion have a unique spawning cycle. Along the southern California coast, they leave the water at night to spawn on sand beaches. During spring and summer months they follow a very precise schedule. Grunion only run for a maximum of four nights, beginning on the night of a full or new moon and only at or immediately after a high tide.
species: Leuresthes tenuis
photo-id: FGE-065 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of California Grunion
California Grunion
species: Leuresthes tenuis
photo-id: FGE-066 request pricing Google Earth

California Grunion Pictures
California Grunion
Grunion have a unique spawning cycle. Along the southern California coast, they leave the water at night to spawn on sand beaches. During spring and summer months they follow a very precise schedule. Grunion only run for a maximum of four nights, beginning on the night of a full or new moon and only at or immediately after a high tide.
species: Leuresthes tenuis
photo-id: FGE-067 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Pacific Sardine Bait Ball with Freediver in Background
Pacific Sardine Bait Ball with Freediver in Background
Pelagic schooling baitfish.
species: Sardinops sagax
photo-id: FSC-022 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Pacific Sardine Bait Ball
Pacific Sardine Bait Ball
Pelagic schooling baitfish.
species: Sardinops sagax
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Stock images of Pacific Sardine Bait Ball
Pacific Sardine Bait Ball
Pelagic schooling baitfish.
species: Sardinops sagax
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Pacific Sardine Bait Ball Stock Photography
Pacific Sardine Bait Ball
Pelagic schooling baitfish.
species: Sardinops sagax
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Pacific Sardine Bait Ball Photos
Pacific Sardine Bait Ball
Pelagic schooling baitfish.
species: Sardinops sagax
photo-id: FSC-026 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific Sardine Bait Ball with Freediver in Background Images
Pacific Sardine Bait Ball with Freediver in Background
Pelagic schooling baitfish.
species: Sardinops sagax
photo-id: FSC-027 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Pacific Sailfish
Pacific Sailfish
Believed to be the fastest fish in the sea reportedly clocked at nearly seventy miles an hour for short bursts. Feeds at the surface or at depth on small pelagic fishes such as Sardine Mackerel and other baitfish. Also very fast growing can reach lengths of four feet or more in little over a year. Max length to seven feet or more. The fish in the background are Striped Marlin.
species: Istiophorus platypterus
photo-id: FSF-001 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater Pictures
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
Habitat is offshore waters along continental shelfs or inshore along deep ocean canyons.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-070 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
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-071 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Habitat is offshore waters along continental shelfs or inshore along deep ocean canyons.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
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Stock images of Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
Prey on anchovies squid herring and salmon.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-073 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-074 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Underwater Photos
Great White Shark Underwater
Their genus name Carcharodon comes from the Greek words carcharos meaning ragged and odon meaning tooth.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-036 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark with Baitfish Images
Great White Shark with Baitfish
Scad Mackerel in background.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-037 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Great White Shark
Great White Shark
They are an incredibly successful species, examples of White Shark fossil vertebrae have been dated to the Pliocene Age or about one-million years old.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-039 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Pictures
Great White Shark
As much time as Ive spent in shark cages observing Great Whites its still amazing to see how they seem to materialize instantly out of the blue water background.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-040 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Great White Shark Underwater
Great White Shark Underwater
Their genus name Carcharodon comes from the Greek words carcharos meaning ragged and odon meaning tooth.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-043 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Great White Shark
Great White Shark
Great Whites can reach nineteen feet or more in length. They begin life feeding on fish. Once reaching a size of about 9 to 10 feet they begin to prey on marine mammals such as seals and sea lions.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
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Stock images of Great White Shark Underwater
Great White Shark Underwater
Each individual has a unique countershading color pattern, having a dark coloration above then abruptly transitioning to white below the midline.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
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Great White Shark Stock Photography
Great White Shark
As much time as Ive spent in shark cages observing White Sharks, its still amazing to see how they seem to materialize instantly out of the blue water background.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-046 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Underwater Photos
Great White Shark Underwater
They are an incredibly successful species, examples of their fossil vertebrae have been dated to the Pliocene Age or about one-million years old.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-047 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Images
Great White Shark
As much time as Ive spent in shark cages observing these animals, its still amazing to see how they seem to materialize instantly out of the blue water background.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-050 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Great White Shark
Great White Shark
Their genus name Carcharodon comes from the Greek words carcharos meaning ragged and odon meaning tooth.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-051 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Dorsal Fin Pictures
Great White Shark Dorsal Fin
Dorsal fin in late afternoon light.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-052 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Great White Shark Upper Lobe of Tail
Great White Shark Upper Lobe of Tail
Upper lobe of tail showing parasitic copepods.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-053 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Great White Shark Dorsal Fin
Great White Shark Dorsal Fin
White Shark dorsal fin in late afternoon light.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-054 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Great White Shark Swimming at the Surface
Great White Shark Swimming at the Surface
Dorsal and tail fin exposed above the surface.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-055 request pricing Google Earth

Great White Shark Feeding Behavior Stock Photography
Great White Shark Feeding Behavior
Classic Great White Shark attack behavior is to ascend from deep water then lunge at their prey on the surface.
species: Carcharodon carcharias
photo-id: SGW-057 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Anchovy | Common Dolphin | Dolphin | Gamefish | Jack or Spanish Mackerel | Marine Fish | Marine Mammals | Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin |
| Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | Sharks Common to California | Shortfin Mako Shark | Striped Marlin | Tuna Seiner |
| Whales |

species represented
Carcharodon carcharias, Istiophorus platypterus, Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus, Leuresthes tenuis, Prionace glauca,
Sardinops sagax

keywords
Baitball, Baitballs, Baitfish, Balls, Billfish, Billfishes, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Copepod, Copepods, Dangerous,
Dolphins, Fish, Fishes, Fishing, Gamefish, Jaws, Mammal, Man Eater, Offshore, Open Ocean, Parasite, Parasitic, Pelagic,
Pointer, Porpoise, Sardines, Schooling, Sharks, Silversides, Striped Marlin, Underwater, White Death, White Sided,
Jacksmelt, Topsmelt

related blog posts
A late Session at Pacific Beach
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Crystal Pier Pacific Beach San Diego
Pacific Sailfish
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
Striped Marlin on Pacific Sardine Bait Ball

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