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We've created a gallery focusing on the locations and subjects covered in the BBC's Blue Planet Live series, including sharks in Bimini, grey whales in Baja California and green turtles from the Great Barrier Reef, plus the endangered Mediterranean monk seal. This series has been successful in raising awareness of the threats faced by the marine environment, and particularly the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans. We also focus on the Vaquita, the smallest and most endangered cetacean on the planet, which also occurs in Mexico and is now threatened with extinction.
Close up portrait of the face of a Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) resting on the sand in shallow water. Its barbels are clearly visible on its top lip. South Bimini, Bahamas. The Bahamas Nationa... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Close up portrait of the face of a Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum) resting on the sand in shallow water. Its barbels are clearly visible on its top lip. South Bimini, Bahamas. The Bahamas Nationa...
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) at water surface with mouth open showing baleen plates, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) at water surface with mouth open showing baleen plates, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta), Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia - Fred Bavendam
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Fred Bavendam / Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta), Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Diver (Predrag Vuckovic) is dwarfed by Great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran). This species can reach over 6m in length. South Bimini, Bahamas. The Bahamas National Shark Sanctuary. Gulf Stream, We... - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Diver (Predrag Vuckovic) is dwarfed by Great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran). This species can reach over 6m in length. South Bimini, Bahamas. The Bahamas National Shark Sanctuary. Gulf Stream, We...
Lemon shark pup (Negaprion brevirostris) in mangrove forest which acts as a nursery for juveniles of this species. Eleuthera, Bahamas. - Shane Gross
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Shane Gross / Lemon shark pup (Negaprion brevirostris) in mangrove forest which acts as a nursery for juveniles of this species. Eleuthera, Bahamas.
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
Adult Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) returning to water after egg laying on Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. - Mark  MacEwen
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Mark MacEwen / Adult Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) returning to water after egg laying on Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) tail, Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico, February - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) tail, Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico, February
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) calf, San Ignacio Lagoon, El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California, Mexico, February - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) calf, San Ignacio Lagoon, El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California, Mexico, February
Grey whale / gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) aerial. Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Grey whale / gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) aerial. Baja California, Mexico
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) tail, San Ignacio Lagoon, El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California, Mexico, March - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) tail, San Ignacio Lagoon, El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California, Mexico, March
Tourists watching Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico,  February 2010 - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Tourists watching Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, February 2010
Illustration of Vaquita / Cochito / Gulf of California porpoise (Phocoena sinus), Phocoenidae, endangered (Wildlife Art Company). - Martin Camm (WAC)
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Martin Camm (WAC) / Illustration of Vaquita / Cochito / Gulf of California porpoise (Phocoena sinus), Phocoenidae, endangered (Wildlife Art Company).
Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) by-catch mortality, caught in gill net for sharks and other fish, Gulf of California, Mexico - Flip Nicklin
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Flip Nicklin / Vaquita (Phocoena sinus) by-catch mortality, caught in gill net for sharks and other fish, Gulf of California, Mexico
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) with calf, blowing out air, San Ignacio Lagoon, El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California, Mexico, March - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) with calf, blowing out air, San Ignacio Lagoon, El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California, Mexico, March
Short-finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) pod surfacing, Baja California, Mexico - Flip  Nicklin
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Flip Nicklin / Short-finned Pilot Whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) pod surfacing, Baja California, Mexico
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) breaching, San Ignacio Lagoon, El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California, Mexico, March - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) breaching, San Ignacio Lagoon, El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve, Baja California, Mexico, March
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) and snorkeler, Baja California, Mexico - Norbert Wu
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Norbert Wu / Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) and snorkeler, Baja California, Mexico
Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera edeni) breaching with throat grooves visible, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera edeni) breaching with throat grooves visible, Gulf of California, Baja California, Mexico
Two Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) diving together, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico, Threatened or endangered species (Vulnerable) - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Two Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) diving together, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico, Threatened or endangered species (Vulnerable)
Pod of Short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Pod of Short-finned pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching - leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching - leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching - leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching - leaping out of the water, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Short finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) about to surface, Baja California, Mexico, February - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Short finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) about to surface, Baja California, Mexico, February
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) diving  at sunsetSea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Baja California, Mexico. Endangered species. - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) diving at sunsetSea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Baja California, Mexico. Endangered species.
Twi Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing , aerial shot, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Twi Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) surfacing , aerial shot, Baja California, Mexico
Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) tail underwater, Sea of Cortez, Mexico - Flip Nicklin
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Flip Nicklin / Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) tail underwater, Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluking, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico, Endangered species - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) fluking, Baja California, Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California), Mexico, Endangered species
Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera brydei / edeni) expelling air and water from mouth through baleen plates after engulfing part of a baitball of Sardines, Sardinops sagax, off Baja California, Mexico (Easte... - Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera brydei / edeni) expelling air and water from mouth through baleen plates after engulfing part of a baitball of Sardines, Sardinops sagax, off Baja California, Mexico (Easte...
Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) resident adult at winter feeding grounds, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico - Tui De Roy
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Tui De Roy / Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) resident adult at winter feeding grounds, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) breaching, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) breaching, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) at surface, spouting, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) at surface, spouting, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) juvenile swimming alongside mother, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus) juvenile swimming alongside mother, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Aerial view of Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) at surface, Endangered species, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Aerial view of Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) at surface, Endangered species, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) fluke marked with barnacle attachments, CONANP protected area, Baja Sur, Sea of Cortez, Mexico. February. - Jack  Dykinga
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Jack Dykinga / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) fluke marked with barnacle attachments, CONANP protected area, Baja Sur, Sea of Cortez, Mexico. February.
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) underwater, Coronado Islands, Baja California, Mexico, Eastern Pacific Ocean - Doc White
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Doc White / Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) underwater, Coronado Islands, Baja California, Mexico, Eastern Pacific Ocean
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) fluke shown while diving, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico - Hiroya Minakuchi
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Hiroya Minakuchi / Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) fluke shown while diving, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) migrating, on their way to mate and give birth in Baja California lagoons, off the coast of central California - Norbert Wu
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Norbert Wu / Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) migrating, on their way to mate and give birth in Baja California lagoons, off the coast of central California
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) diving, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico - Hiroya Minakuchi
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Hiroya Minakuchi / Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) diving, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
Tourists in small boats watching a curious Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico,  February 2006 - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Tourists in small boats watching a curious Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, February 2006
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) surfacing,~San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) surfacing,~San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
Tourists in small boat leaning out to touch a curious Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico,  March 2007 - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Tourists in small boat leaning out to touch a curious Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, March 2007
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) close-up of tailstock showing distinctive 'knuckles', San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) close-up of tailstock showing distinctive 'knuckles', San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico
Tourists watching curious Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico,  February 2010 - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Tourists watching curious Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) spyhopping, San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California, Mexico, February 2010
Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) lob-tailing. San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico. - Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus) lob-tailing. San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja, Mexico.
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus), Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico, February - Claudio  Contreras
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Claudio Contreras / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus), Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico, February
Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) calf at ocean surface, with its mother visible, Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico. - Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) calf at ocean surface, with its mother visible, Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico.
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