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Blue Whale Underwater Profile Photos
Blue Whale Underwater Profile
This is a Grayscale - Black and White version of WBL-072. In this instance it helps to highlight the details of the groves called ventral pleats that run along the whales throat.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-078 request pricing

Blue Whale Underwater Images
Blue Whale Underwater
Blue Whale passing through dispersed krill.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-064 request pricing

Stock photography of Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Full length profile, nose to fluke.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-065 request pricing

Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill Pictures
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-066 request pricing

Stock photos of Blue Whale Surface Feeding
Blue Whale Surface Feeding
Freediver gets big surprise as Blue Whale inhales krill ball he was photographing.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-067 request pricing

Pictures of Gray Whale Fluke
Gray Whale Fluke
North Coronado island in background.
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-049 request pricing

Stock images of Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
Harbor Seals will range many miles offshore in search of food. This guy was resting in some drift kelp more than twelve miles from the nearest land.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-038 request pricing Google Earth

Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp Stock Photography
Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp
Found seasonally normally on Macrocystis kelp. Very distinctive large Nudibranch with large oral hood used for filter feeding in the water column.
species: Melibe leonina
photo-id: NUD-048 request pricing Google Earth

Plankton - Diver Swims Through a Krill Ball Photos
Plankton - Diver Swims Through a Krill Ball
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-038 request pricing

Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface Images
Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Krill can be carried to the oceans surface by upwelling currents.
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-041 request pricing

Stock photography of Blue Whale Mother with Calf
Blue Whale Mother with Calf
While submerged, the calf is swimming beneath mom for protection.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-061 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Mother with Calf Pictures
Blue Whale Mother with Calf
While submerged, the calf is swimming beneath mom for protection.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-062 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Blue Whale Surface Feeding
Blue Whale Surface Feeding
When feeding near the surface, Blue Whales can extend their heads completely out of the water as they lunge forward through a mass of krill. This animal has rolled on its side and is moving from right to left. What you are seeing is the underside of its chin with its numerous parallel pleats. These are also referred to as ventral or throat grooves.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-060 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Rissos Dolphin Jumping
Rissos Dolphin Jumping
species: Grampus griseus
photo-id: DOG-031 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images 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-031 request pricing Google Earth

Point Loma Lighthouse  Stock Photography
Point Loma Lighthouse
Aerial Photo.
photo-id: LIT-036 request pricing Google Earth

Gray Whale Spout Point Loma Lighthouse in Background Photos
Gray Whale Spout Point Loma Lighthouse in Background
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-046 request pricing Google Earth

Gray Whale Spout Imperial Beach in Background Images
Gray Whale Spout Imperial Beach in Background
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-047 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Varies widely in size and coloration throughout its range. In adults one of its distinguishing characteristics is its spots.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-002 request pricing Google Earth

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin Pictures
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Prior to the 1980?s and improved capture methods by Purse Seiners fishing for tuna this species was declining rapidly in the eastern Pacific.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-003 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Varies widely in size and coloration throughout its range. In adults one of its distinguishing characteristics is its spots.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-005 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Feeding on a Sardine baitball.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-008 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Prior to the 1980?s and improved capture methods by Purse Seiners fishing for tuna this species was declining rapidly in the eastern Pacific.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-012 request pricing Google Earth

Striped Marlin Stock Photography
Striped Marlin
Length to 13 feet. Weight to over 300 pounds.
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-001 request pricing Google Earth

Striped Marlin Photos
Striped Marlin
Remora under pectoral fin.
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-002 request pricing Google Earth

Striped Marlin Hammers Sardine Bait Ball Images
Striped Marlin Hammers Sardine Bait Ball
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-003 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Striped Marlin
Striped Marlin
Length to 13 feet. Weight to over 300 pounds.
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-004 request pricing Google Earth

Striped Marlin Pictures
Striped Marlin
Dorsal fin cuts the surface.
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-005 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Striped Marlin
Striped Marlin
Marlin light up with shades of blue purple and green when excited or threatened.
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-006 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Striped Marlin on Sardine Bait Ball
Striped Marlin on Sardine Bait Ball
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-007 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Striped Marlin on Sardine Bait Ball
Striped Marlin on Sardine Bait Ball
On years when the conditions are right masses of Sardine and Mackerel congregate off remote areas of the Baja coast usually in October or November. They form huge bait balls that attract a myriad of pelagic species. Marlin Tuna Dorado and other gamefish even whales and dolphin join the feast.
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-014 request pricing Google Earth

Striped Marlin with Sea Lion Stock Photography
Striped Marlin with Sea Lion
It was interesting to see Sea Lions had no fear of being in the area of feeding Marlin. Even to the point of sitting in the middle of bait balls as the Marlin banged through.
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-020 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish | Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | California Coast | California Sea Lion | Common Dolphin |
| Dolphin | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Fur Seal | Gamefish | Gray Whale | Humpback Whale | Jellyfish | Kelp Forest |
| Krill | Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Marine Mammals | Moon Jellyfish | Northern Elephant Seal | Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin |
| Pacific Sailfish | Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | Pelagia Jellyfish | Sea Otter | Tuna Seiner | Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera musculus, Eschrichtius robustus, Grampus griseus, Melibe leonina, Phoca vitulina, Stenella attenuata,
Tetrapturus audax, Thysanoessa spinifera

keywords
Aerial, Aerials, Animals, Annual Migration, Baleen, Billfish, Billfishes, Black And White, Branch, Brank, Branks,
Cerata, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Coastal, Crustacean, Crustaceans, Dive, Diving, Dolphins, Drift Kelp, Endangered Species,
Fish, Fishes, Fishing, Flukes, Fluking, Forest, Forests, Gamefish, Gelatinous, Grayscale, Grey, Kelp, Lagoons, Leaping,
Macrocystis, Mammal, Marlins, Nudibranch, Nudibranchs, Nudibrank, Nudibranks, Offshore, Open Ocean, Pacific, Pelagic,
Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Porpoise, Professional California Stock, Professional San Diego Stock, Rhinophores, Schooling,
Sea Slugs, Seals, Sounding, Tail, Underwater, Zooplankton

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external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| Animal Planet Discovery Blue Whale | Animal Planet Discovery Gray Whale | Encyclopedia Britannica Striped Marlin |
| Fish Base ID Website Striped Marlin | Mexico Fish Website Striped Marlin | NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center Striped Marlin |
| National Geographic Blue Whale | Wikipedia Blue Whale | Wikipedia Striped Marlin |

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