Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) max. possible here ~~ 26 meters (~85 feet) in length (this one estimated to be maybe 70') Feeding on Krill off Morro Bay, CA 12 July 2010. Subsea Tours Dos Osos Blue Whale Watching Photomorrobay Tour 12 July 2010, 9AM - Noon. (This was the 4th of 5 planned trips). 18 Photomorrobay members go out (seven miles west of Morro Rock) in search of Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus) and we had one extended sighting. The call tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/photomorrobay/message/1940
said Join Sub Sea Tours Owner Kevin Winfield, Captain Cavan Hadley, naturalist interpreter Rouvaishyana, and me, Mike Baird (I'll be offering photo tips) on this unique early-morning photo opportunity. Ref. www.subseatours.com
(you may need to use the “www”) Subsea Tours 805-772-9463 (WIND). Photo by "Mike" Michael L. Baird, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Shooting a Canon EOS 1D Mark III 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera, Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens with circular polarizer, handheld. To use this photo, see access, attribution, and commenting recommendations at www.flickr.com/people/mikebaird/#credit
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Critique invited. Keywords: blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus,tour,subseatours,dos osos,cavan headly, water,ocean,calm seas Note: [http://www.flickr.com/photos/77540369@N02] Jonas, re: "I can guarantee you that's not 85 feet long" www.flickr.com/photos/mikebaird/4788420896/comment7215762...
I'm sure you are right, so I corrected the desc. and title to reflect that 85' was max possible, and that this one might have been 70'. Thanks for taking the time to help make this content more valuable. Ref. Wiki for more... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_whale
The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the suborder of baleen whales (called Mysticeti). At 30 metres (98 ft) in length and 180 metric tons (200 short tons) or more in weight, it is the largest known animal to have ever existed.