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Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. Tara with deployed plancton nets. On "station", the boat is drifting without engine or sails. Tara Oceans, a unique expedition: Tara Oceans is the very first attempt to make a global study of marine plankton, a form of sea life that includes organisms as small as viruses and bacterias, and as big as medusas. Our goal is to better understand planktonic ecosystems by exploring the countless species, learning about interactions among them and with their environment. Marine plankton is the only ecosystem that is almost continuous over the surface of the Earth. Studying plankton is like taking the pulse of our planet. Recently, scientists have discovered the great importance of plankton for the climate: populations of plankton are affected very rapidly by variations in climate. But in turn they can influence the climate by modifying the absorption of carbon. In a context of rapid physico-chemical changes, for example the acidification observed today in the world's oceans, it is urgent to understand and predict the evolution of these particular ecosystems. Finally, plankton is an astonishing way of going back in time ? a prime source of fossils. Over the eons, plankton has created several hundred meters of sediment on the ocean floors. This allows us to go back in time, to the first oceans on Earth, and better understand the history of our biosphere. More than 12 fields of research are involved in the project, which will bring together an international team of oceanographers, ecologists, biologists, geneticists, and physicists from prestigious laboratories headed by Eric Karsenti of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Galapagos
860-287450 - Tara Oceans Expeditions - May 2011. Tara with deployed plancton nets. On "station", the boat is drifting without engine or sails. Tara Oceans, a unique expedition: Tara Oceans is the very first attempt to make a global study of marine plankton, a form of sea life that includes organisms as small as viruses and bacterias, and as big as medusas. Our goal is to better understand planktonic ecosystems by exploring the countless species, learning about interactions among them and with their environment. Marine plankton is the only ecosystem that is almost continuous over the surface of the Earth. Studying plankton is like taking the pulse of our planet. Recently, scientists have discovered the great importance of plankton for the climate: populations of plankton are affected very rapidly by variations in climate. But in turn they can influence the climate by modifying the absorption of carbon. In a context of rapid physico-chemical changes, for example the acidification observed today in the world's oceans, it is urgent to understand and predict the evolution of these particular ecosystems. Finally, plankton is an astonishing way of going back in time ? a prime source of fossils. Over the eons, plankton has created several hundred meters of sediment on the ocean floors. This allows us to go back in time, to the first oceans on Earth, and better understand the history of our biosphere. More than 12 fields of research are involved in the project, which will bring together an international team of oceanographers, ecologists, biologists, geneticists, and physicists from prestigious laboratories headed by Eric Karsenti of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory. Galapagos
Aerial view of Sydney cityscape, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1174-5977 - Aerial view of Sydney cityscape, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Piton de la Fournaise in activity, Volcano eruption of July 31, 2015, Reunion
860-286842 - Piton de la Fournaise in activity, Volcano eruption of July 31, 2015, Reunion
Sunrise over Planet Earth
1178-16423 - Sunrise over Planet Earth
Male hands holding globe over grass
1178-14090 - Male hands holding globe over grass
Space with rising sun above planet earth
1178-13992 - Space with rising sun above planet earth
Jets flying around globe
1178-8417 - Jets flying around globe
Dove flying globe in background
1178-8605 - Dove flying globe in background
Earth and the milky way
1178-8380 - Earth and the milky way
Push pins on globe
1178-5931 - Push pins on globe
Earth-shaped balloon flying
1178-5689 - Earth-shaped balloon flying
Three globes
1178-5930 - Three globes
Globe in wreath of fresh leaves
1178-5780 - Globe in wreath of fresh leaves
Globe in wreath of fresh leaves
1178-5781 - Globe in wreath of fresh leaves
Termite mound, insect nest.
1173-2388 - Termite mound, insect nest.
Non-native rabbit and camel tracks, Central Desert, Australia
1173-873 - Non-native rabbit and camel tracks, Central Desert, Australia
Aerial view of Thjorsa river, South Iceland
817-464487 - Aerial view of Thjorsa river, South Iceland
North, Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
817-464455 - North, Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Aerial view of Austurvollur Park, Reykjavik, Iceland
817-464508 - Aerial view of Austurvollur Park, Reykjavik, Iceland
Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris, Scotland
817-464469 - Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris, Scotland
Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
817-464461 - Callanish Stones, Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Manta Ray, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
817-464452 - Manta Ray, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris, Scotland
817-464463 - Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris, Scotland
Symbol Exhibit Geo Cosmos, Miraikan, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan.
817-464333 - Symbol Exhibit Geo Cosmos, Miraikan, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan.
North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
817-464456 - North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Bristlecone Pine, White Mountains, California
817-464472 - Bristlecone Pine, White Mountains, California
Double rainbow over Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big, Island, Hawaii, USA
817-464446 - Double rainbow over Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big, Island, Hawaii, USA
Manta Ray, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
817-464451 - Manta Ray, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Symbol Exhibit Geo Cosmos, Miraikan, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan.
817-464334 - Symbol Exhibit Geo Cosmos, Miraikan, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Odaiba, Tokyo, Japan.
Typhoon Bopha, December 3, 2012
817-450603 - Typhoon Bopha, December 3, 2012
Satellite image of the Yukon Delta in Alaska
817-450604 - Satellite image of the Yukon Delta in Alaska
Satellite view of the United States at night
817-450599 - Satellite view of the United States at night
Mississippi River Delta in the Gulf of Mexico
817-450597 - Mississippi River Delta in the Gulf of Mexico
Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
817-448507 - Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big, Island, Hawaii, USA
817-448503 - Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big, Island, Hawaii, USA
Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
817-448506 - Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
817-448508 - Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
817-448504 - Kilauea Lava Flow, Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Man wingsuit flying over Empuriabrava, Spain
817-442431 - Man wingsuit flying over Empuriabrava, Spain
Earth moon, full moon as seen from the northern hemisphere, Germany, Europe
832-124439 - Earth moon, full moon as seen from the northern hemisphere, Germany, Europe
An old globe with the map of the world with a white background
817-407692 - An old globe with the map of the world with a white background
California, A blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfaces and exhales. Blue whales are the largest creature to ever live on our planet.
1116-31127 - California, A blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfaces and exhales. Blue whales are the largest creature to ever live on our planet.
Volcanic Activity
1116-173 - Volcanic Activity
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
979-3092 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
979-3100 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
979-3098 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) sub-surface feeding in the rich waters off the continental shelf off the west side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
979-8737 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) sub-surface feeding in the rich waters off the continental shelf off the west side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
979-3081 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth. There are thought to be over 400 "resident" fin whales in the Gulf of California, that is they remain in the Gulf for the entire year, rather than migrating to higher lattitudes to feed as most fin whales do.
979-3088 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth. There are thought to be over 400 "resident" fin whales in the Gulf of California, that is they remain in the Gulf for the entire year, rather than migrating to higher lattitudes to feed as most fin whales do.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
979-3093 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) sub-surface feeding in the rich waters off the continental shelf off the west side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
979-8735 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) sub-surface feeding in the rich waters off the continental shelf off the west side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-5508 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
979-3097 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
979-3077 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluke-up dive in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-3086 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluke-up dive in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
979-3084 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the southern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. MORE INFO The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-8334 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the southern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. MORE INFO The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) sub-surface feeding in the rich waters off the continental shelf off the west side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
979-8736 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) sub-surface feeding in the rich waters off the continental shelf off the west side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-5507 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) carcass in Holmabukta off the northwest side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
979-8740 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) carcass in Holmabukta off the northwest side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
979-3080 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the southern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. MORE INFO The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-8336 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the southern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. MORE INFO The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) sub-surface feeding in the rich waters off the continental shelf off the west side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
979-8738 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) sub-surface feeding in the rich waters off the continental shelf off the west side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth. There are thought to be over 400 "resident" fin whales in the Gulf of California, that is they remain in the Gulf for the entire year, rather than migrating to higher lattitudes to feed as most fin whales do.
979-3091 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth. There are thought to be over 400 "resident" fin whales in the Gulf of California, that is they remain in the Gulf for the entire year, rather than migrating to higher lattitudes to feed as most fin whales do.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-5505 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth. There are thought to be over 400 "resident" fin whales in the Gulf of California, that is they remain in the Gulf for the entire year, rather than migrating to higher lattitudes to feed as most fin whales do.
979-3090 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth. There are thought to be over 400 "resident" fin whales in the Gulf of California, that is they remain in the Gulf for the entire year, rather than migrating to higher lattitudes to feed as most fin whales do.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth. There are thought to be over 400 "resident" fin whales in the Gulf of California, that is they remain in the Gulf for the entire year, rather than migrating to higher lattitudes to feed as most fin whales do.
979-3089 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth. There are thought to be over 400 "resident" fin whales in the Gulf of California, that is they remain in the Gulf for the entire year, rather than migrating to higher lattitudes to feed as most fin whales do.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
979-3082 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
A group of at least 8 Orca (Orcinus orca) surfacing off the coast of the island of Surtsey, southern Iceland, North Atlantic Ocean. MORE INFO The killer whale (Orca) is actually the largest member of the dolphin family. After man, it has the second highest distribution area of any mammal on planet Earth.
979-9015 - A group of at least 8 Orca (Orcinus orca) surfacing off the coast of the island of Surtsey, southern Iceland, North Atlantic Ocean. MORE INFO The killer whale (Orca) is actually the largest member of the dolphin family. After man, it has the second highest distribution area of any mammal on planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) carcass in Holmabukta off the northwest side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
979-8742 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) carcass in Holmabukta off the northwest side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluke-up dive in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-3085 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluke-up dive in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) sub-surface feeding in the rich waters off the continental shelf off the west side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
979-8739 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) sub-surface feeding in the rich waters off the continental shelf off the west side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluke-up dive in the offshore waters of Santa Monica Bay, California, USA. The blue whale is the largest animal to ever live on planet Earth.
979-828 - Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluke-up dive in the offshore waters of Santa Monica Bay, California, USA. The blue whale is the largest animal to ever live on planet Earth.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing (note tiny dorsal fin) in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-5506 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing (note tiny dorsal fin) in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
979-3079 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
979-3078 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
979-3095 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluke-up dive in the offshore waters of Santa Monica Bay, California, USA. The blue whale is the largest animal to ever live on planet Earth.
979-826 - Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluke-up dive in the offshore waters of Santa Monica Bay, California, USA. The blue whale is the largest animal to ever live on planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
979-3099 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the southern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. MORE INFO The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-8335 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the southern Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. MORE INFO The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
979-3096 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing in the rich waters off the continental shelf near South Georgia in the Southern Ocean. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere. There are no official IWC estimates of the fin whale population in antarctica.
979-9443 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing in the rich waters off the continental shelf near South Georgia in the Southern Ocean. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere. There are no official IWC estimates of the fin whale population in antarctica.
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluke-up dive at sunset in the offshore waters of Santa Monica Bay, California, USA. The blue whale is the largest animal to ever live on planet Earth.
979-827 - Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluke-up dive at sunset in the offshore waters of Santa Monica Bay, California, USA. The blue whale is the largest animal to ever live on planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
979-3094 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-5509 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-5504 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
979-3083 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
Whale watchers on the Lindblad ship National Geographic Sea Bird with adult blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
979-3087 - Whale watchers on the Lindblad ship National Geographic Sea Bird with adult blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) carcass in Holmabukta off the northwest side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
979-8741 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) carcass in Holmabukta off the northwest side of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard Archipelago, Norway. MORE INFO The fin whale is the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth (after the blue whale). It's coloration is unique among the large baleen whales, having a white lower right jaw and a black lower left jaw. There are perhaps 100,000 fin whales worldwide, with about 40% in the northern hemisphere.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
979-3075 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
979-3076 - Adult blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing in the middle Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Baja California Sur, Mexico. The blue whale is the largest animal thought to have ever lived upon planet Earth. Each winter and spring blue whales enter the lower and middle Gulf of California to breed and give birth to their calves.
Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
979-3101 - Adult fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) surfacing near Isla Carmen in the lower Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This baleen whale is uniquely asymmetrical in its coloration; the right lower jaw is usually white in color whereas the left lower jaw is black. Also note the grey chevron pattern on the back of this animal, another defining color pattern. The fin whale believed to be the second largest animal to have ever lived on planet Earth.
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