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Monterey Bay is home to many species of marine mammals, including sea otters, harbor seals, and bottlenose dolphins; as well as being on the migratory path of gray and humpback whales and a breeding site for elephant seals. Killer whales are also found along the coast, especially when Gray whales migrate, as they hunt the whales during their migration north. Many species of fish, sharks, mollusks such as abalone and squid, birds, and sea turtles also live in the bay. Several varieties of kelp grow in the bay, some becoming as tall as trees, forming what is known as a kelp forest.

Humpbacks can easily be identified by their stocky body, obvious hump, black dorsal coloring and elongated pectoral fins. The head and lower jaw are covered with knobs called tubercles, which are hair follicles and are characteristic of the species. The fluked tail, which typically rises above the surface when diving, has wavy trailing edges.

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  • Copyright: Robert DeMay (BOBDEMAY) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 20] (42)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2007-09-14
  • Camera: Nikon D100
  • Exposição: f/5.3, 1/256 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2021-01-07 8:52
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