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20 Breathtaking Animals Lurking Off the US Coast 

Great white Shark Swimming. Image by Gerald Schömbs on Unsplash.

The US coastline stretches for thousands of miles, teeming with life beneath the waves. From majestic giants to bioluminescent wonders, prepare to dive into the extraordinary world of 20 breathtaking animals lurking off the US coast.

Gray Whale

Gray whale at whale watching in Laguna San Ignacio Baja California sur, Mexico. Image by izanbar via DepositPhotos

Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale
Humpback Whale breaching. Image via Deposit Photos

Blue Whale

Blue whale. NOAA Photo Library, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Blue whale. NOAA Photo Library, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Sperm Whales

pod of sperm whales
Pod of sperm whales. Photo by CoreyFord via Depositphotos

Green Sea Turtle

Sea turtle swimming close to a reef. Image by Jesse Schoff on Unsplash.

Leatherback Turtle

Turtle in crystal clear blue waters. Image by Olga ga on Unsplash

Spinner Dolphins

dolphins
Photo by Hanson Lu via Unsplash

Scalloped Hammerhead Shark

Scalloped hammerhead
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna Lewini. Image by Kris Mikael Krister, CC BY 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Thresher Shark

Thresher shark in profile, showing extremely long tail.
Thresher shark in profile, showing extremely long tail. By bearacreative via DepositPhotos

Tiger Shark

tiger shark
Tiger shark swimming in the ocean. Image by Divepics via depositphotos.com

Ragged-tooth Shark

Ragged-tooth shark Sodwana Bay, South Africa. Image by Tara Panton
Ragged-tooth shark. Image by Tara Panton

Great White Shark

Great white shark smiling
Great white shark smiling. By Hermanus Backpackers – Great White Shark Cage Diving, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7889952

Whale Shark

Whale Shark in sunshine 1.0
Whale Shark in sunshine by Chris with DallE – Animals Around The Globe

Stonefish

Stonefish, Coral Reef. Image by alcarrera on depositphotos.

Basking Shark

Basking Shark
Basking Shark. By Greg Skomal / NOAA Fisheries Service – Basking Shark (in English). NOAA Fisheries Service. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11891406

Octopus

octopus punching fish
Image by wrangle via Depositphotos

Crayfish

crawfish / crayfish
Also know as Procambarus clarkii. Image by alex.stemmer via Depositphotos

Lionfish

Pterois volitans, also known as red or common lionfish. Picture taken at Tasik Ria, Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia. By Photo by Jens Petersen, Edited by User:Olegiwit (cloned in part of fins) and Fir0002 (removed spots and noise) – File:Pterois_volitans_Manado.JPG, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3193877

Anglerfish

DALL·E 2024-01-22 12.00.14 - A highly realistic, square depiction of an Anglerfish in the deep ocean with a subtly glowing luminescent lure. The image should capture the Anglerfis
DALL·E 2024-01-22 12.00.14 – A highly realistic, square depiction of an Anglerfish in the deep ocean with a subtly glowing luminescent lure. The image should capture the Anglerfish

Nurse Shark

Nurse Shark
Nurse Shark and yellow pilot fish close up on black background while diving in Maldives. Image by Izanbar via depositphotos.com

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