One of 3-5 Blue Whales Sighted Off the Coast of Long Beach in September

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Comments (4)

mikewal on April 16, 2012

It is a Fin whale

Tereska on April 26, 2012

Thank you, Mikewal!

CornelisJensen on July 25, 2012

It's a blue. It only appears dark because of the lighting. It has a little step in front of the dorsal fin like a blue, whereas a fin whale would have a clean transition from its back to the leading edge of its much more prominent, backswept dorsal fin.

Tereska on July 25, 2012

I thought it was blue! Thanks, CornelisJensen. I have one other whale closeup which I'm going to post and I hope you will help me identify it. Terese

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Photo taken in California Coastal National Monument, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825, USA

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