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Biology 130: Methods in Field Biology

Field Technique:  Marine Mammal Survey



Gray Whale

 

Grey Whale blow
(Gray Whale blow. Santa Barara Channel. Photo by Adam Green)

 

Grey Whale blow holes
(Gray Whale dorsal side. Two blow holes are visible. Santa Barbara Channel. Photo by Adam Green)

 

Grey whale Head
(Gray Whale Head, eye visible. Santa Barbara Channel. Note Grey Whales are lighter in color than Humpbacks. Photo by Adam Green)

Gray Whale TailGray Whale Tail
(Gray whale Tail, dorsal and ventral side. Santa Barbara Channel. Photo by Adam Green)

Humpback Whale

 

Humpback Whale dorsal
(Humpback Whale dorsal fin. Darker in color than Grey Whale. Santa Barbara Channel. Photo by Adam Green)

 

Humpback Whale Tail
(Humpback Whale Tail. Can identify individuals from tail markings. Photo by Adam Green)

Common Dolphin

Common Dolphin pod
(Pod of Common Dolphins. Note the light sides. Off Santa Cruz Island. Photo by Adam Green)

 

common dolphin
(Likely Common Dolphins. Santa Barbara Channel. Photo by Adam Green)

 

common dolphin
(Common Dolphin. Off Santa Cruz Island. Note single blow hole. Photo by Adam Green)

California Sea Lion

CA Sea Lion
(California Sea Lion, Ventura Harbor. Photo by Adam Green)

CA Sea Lions
(California Sea Lions hauled out on buoy, Ventura Harbor. Photo by Adam Green)

 

CA Sea Lion
(California Sea Lion basking, off Santa Cruz Island. Photo by Adam Green)


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