Wet, Wild & Warm -- Show Marine Mammals

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I could not find an existing thread for this, but there must be a decade or more of pent up demand. I have used the "wild side" wildlife thread for things like this in the past, but I think these guys deserve their own thread.

So let's see your cetaceans (whales, dolphins), pinnipeds (seals, etc.), sirenians (sea cows), otters, and polar bears, please.

I'll start with some sea lions from a few months ago.

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Sleepy Sea Lions 1


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Sleepy Sea Lions 2
 
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Basking
 

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Mature male elelphant seals in dominance battle at Piedras Blancas Rookery


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Keeping an eye on this harbor seal for the marine mammal stranding network, when the river otter scampered by.
 

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Humpbacks


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Pectoral Fin Wave


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Whale Tail
 

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This humpback calf was extremely active, doing repeated tail slaps and breaches.

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Tail Slap


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Flying Pickle


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The Flying Pickle Rises Again

"Flying Pickle" is the term the boat crew used for breaching whale calves.
 

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California Sea Lions

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Sunning...


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Scratching...


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...And Singing
 
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