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Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill Photos
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Calf / sub-adult Blue Whale feeding on Krill along with mother visible in background. The ventral pleats allow the throat to become completely distended while filling its mouth with krill and water.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-022 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill Images
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Calf / sub-adult feeding on Krill along with mother visible in background.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-023 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Fin Whale Underwater
Fin Whale Underwater
The Fin Whale is brownish gray along the back and sides with whitish underside. They have a unique asymmetry to the coloration of their lower jaw with the left side being gray to black much like the rest of the animal but the right side is white.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-017 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Jumping Pictures
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Jumping
Habitat is offshore waters along continental shelfs or inshore along deep ocean canyons.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-041 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Jumping
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Jumping
Most often found off the coast of Southern California from about October through March but can be spotted year round.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-044 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Fin Whale Dorsal Fin
Fin Whale Dorsal Fin
Pair of whales display their dorsal fins while arching over in preparation for a dive.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-010 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Fin Whale
Fin Whale
Baleen whale. Individuals can exceed 75 feet in length and weigh in excess of 80 tons.
species: Balaenoptera physalus
photo-id: WFN-001 request pricing Google Earth

Gray Whale Fluke - Coronado Islands in Background Stock Photography
Gray Whale Fluke - 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-017 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Photos
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Habitat is offshore waters along continental shelfs or inshore along deep ocean canyons.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-001 request pricing Google Earth

Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater Images
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Underwater
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-002 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin
Most often found off the coast of Southern California from about October through March but can be spotted year round.
species: Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus
photo-id: DOW-012 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-017 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-022 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures 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

Stock images 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-004 request pricing Google Earth

Dorado or Mahi mahi Stock Photography
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

Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp Photos
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

Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola with diver Images
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

Stock photography of Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola
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 Pictures
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

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

Pictures 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

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

Blue Shark Stock Photography
Blue Shark
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-017 request pricing Google Earth

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-018 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Shark Underwater Images
Blue Shark Underwater
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-027 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Blue Shark
Blue Shark
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-028 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Shark Underwater Pictures
Blue Shark Underwater
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-039 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Blue Shark with Mackerel
Blue Shark with Mackerel
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-041 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Market Squid Mating
Market Squid Mating
Color is variable turns to brown or dark brown when stressed. Length to about 11 inches.
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-006 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Market Squid Mating
Market Squid Mating
Color is variable turns to brown or dark brown when stressed. Length to about 11 inches.
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-009 request pricing Google Earth

Market Squid Stock Photography
Market Squid
Color is variable turns to brown or dark brown when stressed. Length to about 11 inches.
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-011 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | Common Dolphin | Dolphin | Drift Kelp | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Gamefish |
| Gray Whale | Humpback Whale | Jellyfish | Krill | Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Marine Mammals | Octopus |
| Opalescent Squid | Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin | Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | Plankton | Sharks Common to California |
| Shortfin Mako Shark | Squid | Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera musculus, Balaenoptera physalus, Coryphaena hippurus, Eschrichtius robustus, Lagenorhynchus obliquidenus,
Loligo opalescens, Mola mola, Prionace glauca, Seriola lalandi

keywords
Annual Migration, Baitfish, Baleen, Behavior, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Dive, Diver, Diving, Dolphinfish, Dolphins,
Drift, Drift Kelp, Egg Sack, Eggs, Endangered Species, Fishes, Fishing, Flukes, Gamefish, Grey, Invertebrate, Jumper,
Jumpers, Kelp, Lagoons, Leaping, Mammal, Mantle, Offshore, Open Ocean, Pacific, Paddy, Paddy Patty, Patties, Patty,
Pattys, Porpoise, Schooling, Scuba Diver, Sharks, Sided, Sounding, Squids, Tail, Underwater, White, White Sided

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society White-Sided Dolphin | Encyclopedia Britannica Mola | Monterey Bay Aquarium | NOAA Fisheries Fin Whale |
| National Geographic Blue Shark | National Geographic Mola mola | Wikipedia Fin Whale | Wikipedia Mahi mahi | Wikipedia Ocean Sunfish |
| http://www.oceansunfish.org/ |

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