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Opalescent Squid Mating Photos
Opalescent Squid Mating
White egg cases cover the sand bottom.
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-042 request pricing

Opalescent Squid Mating Images
Opalescent Squid Mating
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-046 request pricing

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

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

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

Pictures 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

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

Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp Stock Photography
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

Blue Whale Mother with Calf Photos
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 Images
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 photography 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

Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp Pictures
Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp
This animal spent over an hour right at the surface hanging around this Kelp Patty.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-034 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp
Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp
This animal spent over an hour right at the surface hanging around this Kelp Patty.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-037 request pricing Google Earth

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

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

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin Stock Photography
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 Photos
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

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin Images
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

Stock photography of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Feeding on a Sardine baitball.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-008 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-012 request pricing Google Earth

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

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

Stock images of Striped Marlin Hammers Sardine Bait Ball
Striped Marlin Hammers Sardine Bait Ball
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-003 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-004 request pricing Google Earth

Striped Marlin Photos
Striped Marlin
Dorsal fin cuts the surface.
species: Tetrapturus audax
photo-id: FSM-005 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-006 request pricing Google Earth

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

Striped Marlin on Sardine Bait Ball Pictures
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

Stock photos of Striped Marlin with Sea Lion
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

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

Stock images 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-023 request pricing Google Earth

Striped Marlin on Sardine Bait Ball Stock Photography
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

see also
| Blue Whale | Brydes Whale | California Sea Lion | Common Dolphin | Dolphin | Endangered Species | Fin Whale | Fur Seal |
| Gamefish | Gray Whale | Humpback Whale | Krill | Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Marine Mammals | Market Squid |
| Northern Elephant Seal | Octopus | Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin | Pacific Sailfish | Pacific White-Sided Dolphin |
| Sea Otter | Tuna Seiner | Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera musculus, Eschrichtius robustus, Loligo opalescens, Megaptera novaeangliae, Phoca vitulina, Stenella attenuata,
Tetrapturus audax

keywords
Annual Migration, Baleen, Billfish, Billfishes, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Dive, Diving, Dolphins, Drift Kelp,
Egg Sack, Eggs, Endangered Species, Fish, Fishes, Fishing, Flukes, Fluking, Gamefish, Grey, Humpbacks, Invertebrate,
Kelp, Lagoons, Mammal, Mantle, Marlins, Offshore, Open Ocean, Paddy, Patty, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Porpoise, Professional California Stock,
Schooling, Seals, Sounding, Squids, Tail, Underwater

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Humpback Whale | 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 Humpback Whale | Wikipedia Striped Marlin |

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