A western gray whale feeding the Okhotsk Sea off northeastern Sakhalin Island.
Note the proximity of offshore oil and gas platforms.
Image ID: anim1401, NOAA's Ark - Animals Collection
Location: Russia, Okhotsk Sea
Photo Date: 2001
Photographer: Dave Weller NMFS/SWFSC/PRD
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