Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 9-9-14. © Peter J. Bryant. Probably the individual named "Gooseneck" by Captain Dave.

Humpback Whale

Megaptera novaeangliae

Cetacea; Balaenopteridae

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Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 9-9-14. © Peter J. Bryant.

Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 9-9-14. © Peter J. Bryant.

Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 9-9-14. © Peter J. Bryant.

Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 11-02-11. © John  C. Avise.

Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 9-9-14. © Peter J. Bryant.

Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 11-02-11. © John  C. Avise.

Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 11-02-11. © John  C. Avise.

Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 11-02-11. © John  C. Avise.

Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 11-02-11. © John  C. Avise.

Juvenile? Orange patch at end of flipper is probably a group of gooseneck barnacles, Conchoderma auritum, that live exclusively on the acorn barnacles, Coronula diadema, on Humpback whales. Off South Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-9-15. © Peter J. Bryant.


Juvenile? Off South Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-9-15. © Peter J. Bryant.


Juvenile? Off South Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-9-15. © Katherine Bryant.

Juvenile? Off South Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-9-15. © Katherine Bryant.

Juvenile? Off South Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-9-15. © Katherine Bryant.

Juvenile? Orange patch is probably a group of barnacles, Coronula diadema. Off South Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-9-15. © Katherine Bryant.

Hanging from the end of the flipper is probably a group of gooseneck barnacles, Conchoderma auritum, that live exclusively on the acorn barnacles, Coronula diadema, on Humpback whales. Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 9-9-14. © Peter J. Bryant.

Hanging from the end of the dorsal fin is probably a group of gooseneck barnacles, Conchoderma auritum, that live exclusively on the acorn barnacles, Coronula diadema, on Humpback whales. Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 9-9-14. © Peter J. Bryant.

Hanging from the end of the flipper is probably a group of gooseneck barnacles, Conchoderma auritum, that live exclusively on the acorn barnacles, Coronula diadema, on Humpback whales. Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 9-9-14. © Peter J. Bryant.

Hanging from the end of the flipper is probably a group of gooseneck barnacles, Conchoderma auritum, that live exclusively on the acorn barnacles, Coronula diadema, on Humpback whales. Off Dana Point, Orange County, CA. 9-9-14. © Peter J. Bryant.
Drone video of mother-calf interaction, from Daptain Dave's Dolphin Safari at Dana Point