Bottom trawler with a cadre of seabirds feeding on its "sustainable" by-catch.
vessel drag boat trawler Golden Eagle with birds 2015 12-18 SB Channel-007
From 2015 12-18 SB Channel
Gulls and sooty shearwaters surround a humpback whale
Megaptera novaeangliae & sea birds 2015 06-29-SB Channel-f-009
From 2015 06-29-SB Channel
1 of 2: Seabirds resting on a floating, detached kelp paddy. From left to right: a western gull, a juvenile gull, a Heermann's gull, and two elegant terns.
Macrocystis pyrifera paddy & birds 2015 06-22 SB Channel-027
From 2015 06-22 SB Channel
2 of 2: Seabirds resting on a floating, detached kelp paddy, including a western gull, a juvenile gull, a Heermann's gull, and two elegant terns (two in flight).
Macrocystis pyrifera paddy & birds 2015 06-22 SB Channel-007
hot spot sea birds Pelecanus 2015 05-24 SB Channel-d-029
From 2015 05-24 SB Channel
The bottom dragger "Sai-Gon" carries a full load of seabirds as it trawls across the sea bed.
vessel Sai-Gon trawler covered with birds 2014 12-29 SB Channel-002
From 2014 12-29 SB Channel
Sea birds find a floating refuge on some drifting giant kelp
Macrocystis pyrifera paddy & sea birds 2014 11-19 SB Channel-018
From 2014 11-19 SB Channel
A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) tail masked by tons of sea birds.
From 2013 11-24 SB Channel East
The posterior tail fluke tips of a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) are seen surrounded by sea birds.
From 2013 08-06 SB Channel
A sea bird feeding frenzy on an oceanic hot spot. Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) can be seen crash diving for bait fish.
From 2013 07-29 SB Channel
rough seas Puffinus sea birds 2013 07-18 SB Channel-063
From 2013 07-18 SB Channel
Brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) dive for food.
A lunge feeding humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) nearly collides with some brown pelicans.
From 2013 07-16 SB Channel
Brown pelicans and other sea birds scatter as a humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaks the ocean surface during a vertical lunge on a school of northern anchovies.
A humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lunges vertically into a "hot spot" where seabirds and dolphins are feeding on anchovies.
Megaptera novaeangliae rough seas & birds 2013 07-15 Far West SB Channel-d-001
From 2013 07-15 Far West SB Channel
Two humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) rise together after feeding below the surface on a bait ball. Gulls, shearwaters, pelicans and other sea birds have joined the dining experience.
From 2013 07-13 SB Channel ACS Trip
Jack Frost the humpback whale (Megaptera novaengliae) shows up in the middle of an oceanic hot spot to share in the bounty.
From 2012 12-08 SB Channel
vessel fishing Alamo & birds 2012 03-03 SB Channel-002
From 2012 03-03 SB Channel
vessel Alamo fishing with birds 2012 03-03 SB Channel-004
Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) lunge feeding in the middle of a hot spot.
From 2011 10-30 SB Channel
Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae).
From 2011 10-21 SB Channel
Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) attack a bait ball accompanied by a Common Dolphin (Delphinus capensis) and a variety of feeding birds, mostly Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis).
From 2011 10-15 SB Channel
Commercial fishing vessel 'Golden Eagle' with Platform Habitat in back.
From 2010 12-28 SB Channel
A commercial fishing boat off the Ventura coast attracts a lot of marine birds.
From 2010 11-26 SB Channel
Hot spot - feeding frenzy.
From 2010 02-14 SB Coast
Bottom dragger "Kay-D" with plenty of attention from birds as it removes by-catch from its nets.
From 2009 04-17 SB Channel Condor Express Trip
vessel trawler Mary-K with birds 2009 04-17 SB Channel b - 118modCROP