Humpback Whale and shearwaters feeding in southern California

Humpback whale viewed from above, just breaking the surface, with seabirds in flight nearby

Detailed Description

Zoomed image of a Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) and a group of shearwaters feeding in southern California.

The Seabird Studies Team at the USGS Western Ecological Research Center is conducting aerial photographic surveys of the ocean off central and southern California to create comprehensive maps of seabird and marine mammal distributions. Learn more here.


Image Dimensions: 3014 x 2008

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Sacramento, CA, US