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qf2238-D. Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera brydei) races in to feed, opening mouth to engulf small school of Pacific Sardines (Sardinops sagax). Pacific Ocean. Photo Copyright  Brandon Cole.
bryde's whale feeding on pacifc sardines rare underwater behavior photo
qf3181-D. Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera brydei) and underwater photographer. Pacific Ocean. Photo Copyright  Brandon Cole.
high res picture of photographer and Bryde's whale (Balaenoptera brydei) 
qf0347-D. Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera brydei), a 40' long baleen whale; worldwide tropical and warm temperate oceans. Photo Copyright  Brandon Cole.
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qf1721-D. Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera brydei) passes beside baitball of Pacific Mackerel (Scomber japonicus), upon which this 40' long baleen whale is feeding, as are the California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus). Some scientists recognize another species, the Pygmy Bryde's Whale (Balaenoptera edeni). Baja, Mexico, Pacific Ocean. Photo Copyright  Brandon Cole.
photos of brydes whale and california sea lions feeding on mackerel in baitball

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Bryde's Whale, Tropical Whale
scientific name Balaenoptera brydei
range circumglobal, tropical to warm temperate
South Africa, Japan, Baja Mexico
habitat coastal, open ocean
size to 45 feet (14m), 20 tons
diet schooling fish
trivia favors tropical waters unlike most other rorquals; feeds on fast fish, not krill; population thought to be healthy at 100k
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