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Blue Whale Photos - Images of the World's Largest Marine Mammal

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The IWC (International Whaling Commission) published data in 2007 indicating that blue whale numbers were increasing at a rate of 7-8% yearly. The Southern Hemisphere is now estimated to be home to some 2,300 blue whales, and the IWC put the total population in all oceans at about 4,500 (in contrast to estimates by other agencies of up to 12,000 worldwide). Pre-exploitation numbers were reckoned to be in the hundreds of thousands. Current dangers to blue whales include accidental ship strikes, entanglement in commercial fishing nets, anthropogenic noise, and global warming, the latter of which may affect krill populations. Stranding of blue whales is considered uncommon.

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Picture of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, raises its tail fluke high out of the water before diving, open ocean offshore of San Diego, California, Pacific Ocean

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Image of blue whale rostrum, Balaenoptera musculus, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, as it rounds out, hunches up its back, before diving, note distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin, open ocean offshore of San Diego, California, Pacific Ocean

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Photo of adult blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean

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Picture of endangered blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, Mexico, Pacific Ocean

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Image of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, blowing, exhaling, between dives, San Diego, California, Balaenoptera musculus, California, East Pacific

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Stock photo of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, with remora, Mexico, Pacific Ocean

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Photo of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, at sunset, fluke-up dive in the offshore waters of Santa Monica Bay, California, USA

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Picture of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, raising its tail fluke high out of the water before diving; open ocean offshore of San Diego, California , Pacific Ocean

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Image of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, Mexico, Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of blue whale feces, Balaenoptera musculus, which take on the same color as the whale's recent food, in this case likely krill or red crabs. Coronado Islands, Baja California., Balaenoptera musculus, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean

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Photo of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, as it rounds out, hunches up its back, before diving, note distinctive mottled skin pattern and small, falcate dorsal fin, open ocean offshore of San Diego, California, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of a little girl standing inside the bones of a blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, California, Pacific

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Image of of blue whale,Balaenoptera musculus, raising its tail fluke high out of the water before diving; open ocean offshore of San Diego, California , Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus,aerial view, Mexico, East Pacific Ocean

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Photo of a blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, blowing spouts as it surfaces after spending time at depth in search of food; open ocean offshore of San Diego, California, Pacific Ocean

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Picture of aerial view of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, surface feeding note: pleats extended as whale strains water and krill through baleen, California, Pacific Ocean

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Image of of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, California, East Pacific Ocean

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Stock photo of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, raising fluke prior to diving for food, San Diego, California, Balaenoptera musculus, California, East Pacific

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Photo of blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus, Azores Islands, Portugal, North Atlantic

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