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Marine Life Watching and Photography

Discover marine life through whale watching, Scuba diving and more. Learn tips for how to photograph marine life above water and underwater and view marine life image galleries.
  1. Aquariums (3)
  2. Pinniped Watching (5)
  3. Tide Pooling (7)
  4. Whale and Dolphin Watching (15)

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Image Gallery
View images of bottlenose dolphins - Tursiops truncatus - and learn facts about bottlenose dolphins, including feeding, distribution, habitat and conservation.

Shark Images
Shark images and facts about sharks. Featured shark species include the great white shark, whale shark, basking shark, mako shark and more.

Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) Image Gallery
Images and facts about minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata). See photos of minke whales in the Gulf of Maine, Scotland, Quebec and more, and learn facts about the minke whale.

World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life
A review of the book World Ocean Census - A Global Survey of Marine Life, which describes the methods and initial results of the 10-year Census of Marine Life.

Marine Life Gift Guide
Do you know someone who loves marine life? Check out my gift guide of some unique items related to marine life. You could delight the marine enthusiast in your life even more by combining some of these items into a marine-themed gift basket!

Marine Life Gift Guide
Do you know someone who loves marine life? Check out my gift guide of some unique items related to marine life. You could delight the marine enthusiast in your life even more by combining some of these items into a marine-themed gift basket!

Sea Star Images
There are about 1,800 species of sea stars. They are among the most easily-recognizable marine creatures, although they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Sea stars - commonly called starfish - are classified in the Phylum Echinodermata, meaning they are related to sea urchins, sand dollars and sea cucumbers.

Florida Manatee Images
The Florida manatee is found in coastal waters along the southeastern United States. View photos of Florida manatees, a manatee and calf and a group of manatees gathered near a power plant. Learn facts about manatees.

Spooky Sea Life Images
Here is a collection of photos of spooky marine life, including the witch flounder, spider crab, ghost crab and sea spiders.

American Lobster (Homarus americanus)
View images of American lobster and learn about lobsters, a fascinating crustacean. American lobster photos include photos of lobster traps, unusual lobsters like blue lobsters, and captions with interesting lobster facts.

Who's Hiding In This Tide Pool?
Figure out who's hiding in this tide pool photo.

Albinism in Whales and Dolphins
Albinism has been documented in 20 cetacean species, including humpback whales, sperm whales, pilot whales, and bottlenose dolphins. White (not necessarily true albinos) killer whales and southern right whales have also been documented recently. A pink dolphin was recently spotted in Louisiana.

Baleen Whale Image Gallery - Photos of Common Baleen Whales
Images of baleen whales, including humpback whales, fin whales, northern right whales, and minke whales.

Sea Turtle Pictures - Photos of Sea Turtles
Sea turtles are reptiles that live in a marine or brackish environment. The flippers of sea turtles are long and paddle-like, making them excellent for swimming but poor for walking on land. There are seven species of sea turtles, several of which inhabit U.S. waters. View images of sea turtles here.

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) Images
View photos of humpback whales including images of humpback whale tails, whales diving, feeding and with their calves.

Whale Research - Studying Whales Using Photo-Identification
By photographing unique physical characteristics of whales, researchers can tell many individuals apart within a population of a particular species. Once a sighting record is established for individual whales, researchers are able to study their movements, migration, feeding patterns and life history. Learn how to tell individual whales apart here.

Marine Photobank
The Marine Photobank has captivating photos, images and graphics showing how humans have affected marine life.

Scuba - PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)
Visit PADI's site to learn about how to get scuba-certified, where to find an instructor and where to find dive shops and resorts.

World's 10 Best Scuba Spots (Msnbc.com)
Divers pick their favorite spots in this article, which features a slide show on the best scuba spots. Tropical locations clearly win out, with Micronesia, Belize and the Philippines topping the list.

Mollusk Photos
Images of mollusks - marine organisms in the Phylum Mollusca, a diverse group of over 100,000 organisms that includes snails, sea slugs, bivales including clams, oysters, and mussels, and cephalopods - octopi and squids.

Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life
Review of the book Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life. Learn about the Citizens of the Sea book, its content and find a link to purchase the book.

Sensuous Seas by Eugene H. Kaplan
Review of the marine life book Sensuous Seas, by Eugene H. Kaplan.

Four Fish By Paul Greenberg Book Review - Review of Four Fish by Paul Greenberg
Four Fish By Paul Greenberg Book Review - Review of Four Fish by Paul Greenberg

The Crossley ID Guide - Eastern Birds Book Review
The Crossley ID Guide-Eastern Birds by Richard Crossley book review. Learn about The Crossley ID Guide-Eastern birds - the pros and cons of the book, and links to buy The Crossley ID Guide - Eastern Birds.

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