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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

3900 thumbnail picture
Killer whale and calf
California, Monterey Bay 1952 March 9
3901 thumbnail picture
Killer whale
1952 March 9
3902 thumbnail picture
Fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus)
1973 circa
3903 thumbnail picture
Drawing of a bowhead whale by William Welsh, NOAA
1973 circa
3904 thumbnail picture
Tying up the flukes of a finback whale to the bow of a commercial whaling vessel.
California, Eureka 1950 circa
3905 thumbnail picture
Gray whale breaching
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3906 thumbnail picture
Finback whale brain. Cerebrum at left, cerebellum at right.
1953 circa
3907 thumbnail picture
Glottis, epiglottis, and esophagus of finback whale
1953 circa
3908 thumbnail picture
Roof of mouth of finback whale
1953 circa
3909 thumbnail picture
Pits within upper jaw of finback whale
1953 circa
3910 thumbnail picture
External ear and external canal through blubber of finback whale
1953 circa
3911 thumbnail picture
Dorsal fin of male finback whale
1953 circa
3912 thumbnail picture
Right flipper of male finback whale
1953 circa
3913 thumbnail picture
Tooth of sperm whale
1955 circa
3914 thumbnail picture
Sperm whale teeth
1955 circa
3915 thumbnail picture
Ear bones of finback and humpback whales
1955 circa
3916 thumbnail picture
Organ of a male gray whale ante-copulo describing a graceful parabolic curve as it comes out of the whale on a roll.
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3917 thumbnail picture
Mating gray whales
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3918 thumbnail picture
Gray whale throwing flukes after series of blows on migration south past San Diego
California, San Diego 1953 circa
3919 thumbnail picture
Gray whales courting at surface preparatory to mating. Stuart Jewell of Disney Studio is taking pictures on left.
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3920 thumbnail picture
Gray whale spouting heavily while on migration south past San Diego. Donald Robinson, Superintendent of Cabrillo National Monument is on the left.
California, San Diego 1953 circa
3921 thumbnail picture
Gray whale traveling south on migration past San Diego. Stuart Jewell of Disney Studio on left.
California, La Jolla 1953 circa
3922 thumbnail picture
Gray whale flukes thrown high on deep "sounding" dive following series of shallow dives and breaths.
California, San Diego 1953 circa
3923 thumbnail picture
Gray whale spy-hopping. M/V yacht GRAYLING on left
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3924 thumbnail picture
Gray whale plunging heavily at surface while running hard in front of row boat with outboard going at 10 knots.
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3925 thumbnail picture
Gray whale falling back after a high breach
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3926 thumbnail picture
Gray whale rising low out of water to look-see
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3927 thumbnail picture
Mating gray whales
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3928 thumbnail picture
Three adult gray whales, probably two males and one female, meandering along in social group preparatory to mating activities.
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3929 thumbnail picture
Three adult gray whales, probably two males and one female, plunging along at about ten knots being pursued by observers in row boat.
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3930 thumbnail picture
Gray whales mating
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3931 thumbnail picture
Gray whales mating
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3932 thumbnail picture
Gray whales in shallow water off San Ignacio Lagoon
Mexico, Baja California, San Ignacio Lagoon 1953 circa
3933 thumbnail picture
A gray whale on the surface.
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3934 thumbnail picture
Various sizes of the same species.
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3935 thumbnail picture
Dead gray whale calf
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3936 thumbnail picture
Gray whale head covered with barnacles
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3937 thumbnail picture
Humpback whale flukes. Individual humpback whales can be identified by black and white patterns found on the undersides of their flukes. A great number of whales can be identified, catalogued, and resighted through opportunistic snapshots. A significant non-harassing tagging technique.
Maine, Gulf of Maine 1971 circa
3938 thumbnail picture
Whale identified as "Mars" lunge feeding on Stellwagen Bank. Note the baleen structures in the roof of the mouth, the distended ventral throat grooves or " plates" and the water and sand lance (small fish type) spilling out of the mouth.
Massachusetts, Stellwagen Bank 1971 circa
3939 thumbnail picture
Feeding humpback whales lunge through schools of sand lance with mouths agape, trapping their prey at the surface.
Massachusetts, Stellwagen Bank 1971 circa
3940 thumbnail picture
Gray whale look-see
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3941 thumbnail picture
Gray whale spy-hopping
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3942 thumbnail picture
Gray whale breaching
Mexico, Baja California, Scammon Lagoon 1953 circa
3943 thumbnail picture
The first step in returning Gigi, the rescued gray whale calf, to the sea from its tank at Sea World San Diego.
California, San Diego 1972 March
3944 thumbnail picture
Gigi on the way home. On the last leg of her trip to sea, Gigi's barge is towed toward pod of gray whales where she will be released.
California, San Diego 1972 March
3945 thumbnail picture
The 27-foot long Gigi is gently lowered into the sea after a year in captivity.
California, San Diego 1972 March
3946 thumbnail picture
Dr. Sharon Proctor of the Vancouver Public Aquarium examing Gigi's baleen.
California, San Diego 1971
3947 thumbnail picture
Dr. Eric Wahrenbrock, M.D., research physiologist and anethesiologist from UCSD performing experiments on respiratory function of Gigi.
California, San Diego 1971 August 2
3948 thumbnail picture
Attempting to rescue gray whales trapped in the ice in the Beaufort Sea. The holes were cut by the rescuers to give the whales a breathing hole as they attempted to lead them back to open water.
Alaska, Point Barrow area 1988 October
3949 thumbnail picture
Attempting to rescue gray whales trapped in the ice in the Beaufort Sea. The holes were cut by the rescuers to give the whales a breathing hole as they attempted to lead them back to open water.
Alaska, Point Barrow area 1988 October

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