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Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Photos
Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
Grayscale - Black and White version of KLG-004
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-069 request pricing

Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp Images
Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp
Found seasonally normally on Macrocystis kelp. Very distinctive large Nudibranch with large oral hood used for filter feeding in the water column.
species: Melibe leonina
photo-id: NUD-048 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Bat Ray
Bat Ray
Often seen swimming in the mid water column they can also be found sitting motionless on the bottom.
species: Myliobatis californica
photo-id: FRA-016 request pricing Google Earth

Bat Ray Pictures
Bat Ray
This Bat Ray is foraging by swimming along the bottom then using its large head to dig for shellfish.
species: Myliobatis californica
photo-id: FRA-018 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
As the oceans equivalent of trees, a kelp plant shares many of their features. At the base is a large structure called a holdfast which form the roots. Then there is the stipes which make up its trunk and branches. Flat blade like structures then form the leaves.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-067 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Southern Kelp Crab
Southern Kelp Crab
Adults are normally bright Red Carapace to 4 inches.
species: Taliepus nuttallii
photo-id: CRA-014 request pricing

Stock images of Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest
Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest
(Model Released)
photo-id: DVR-009 request pricing Google Earth

Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest Stock Photography
Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest
(Model Released)
photo-id: DVR-010 request pricing Google Earth

Scuba Diver observing a Garibaldi Photos
Scuba Diver observing a Garibaldi
(Model Released)
photo-id: DVR-011 request pricing Google Earth

Black or Giant Seabass in Kelp Forest Images
Black or Giant Seabass in Kelp Forest
Quite Rare Length to 7 feet Weight to over 400 pounds.
species: Stereolepis gigas
photo-id: FBL-007 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of California Garibaldi
California Garibaldi
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-006 request pricing Google Earth

California Garibaldi - Juvenile Pictures
California Garibaldi - Juvenile
Its believed the iridescent blue spots found on juveniles give them a free pass with adults who are very territorial and would otherwise attack them.
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-007 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Garibaldi
California Garibaldi
The state fish of California.
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-008 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of California Garibaldi
California Garibaldi
Distinctive bright orange coloration. Juveniles have iridescent blue spots.
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-020 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Treefish
Treefish
Found around rocky reef structure in caves and crevices.
species: Sebastes serriceps
photo-id: FGE-031 request pricing Google Earth

Treefish - Juvenile Stock Photography
Treefish - Juvenile
Found around rocky reef structure in caves and crevices.
species: Sebastes serriceps
photo-id: FGE-032 request pricing Google Earth

Red Gorgonian Photos
Red Gorgonian
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-004 request pricing Google Earth

Red Gorgonian Images
Red Gorgonian
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-005 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Red Gorgonian
Red Gorgonian
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-011 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Pictures
Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
Kelp forests have and continue to be the focus of much scientific research in California as they are a highly productive marine ecosystem which has been heavily impacted by pollution and over fishing.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-004 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
The term kelp refers to marine algae belonging to the taxonomic order Laminariales also called brown algae.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-005 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
The round bulbs at the base of each blade are called pneumatocysts. Each one is a gas filled bladder that provides buoyancy. Collectively they assist in keeping the kelp plant in an upright position.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-009 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
Kelp forests are playing a key role in the establishment of Marine Protected Areas MPAs along the California coast. The goal being to set aside large areas of coastline as protected no take zones.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-014 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Stock Photography
California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
The round bulbs at the base of each blade are called pneumatocysts. Each one is a gas filled bladder that provides buoyancy. Collectively they assist in keeping the kelp plant in an upright position.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-021 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Surface Canopy Photos
Kelp Forest - Surface Canopy
Under ideal conditions Macrocystis can reach lengths of 100 feet or more within 1 to 2 years. A Kelp Forest supports an incredibly diverse community of marine life made up of nearly 800 known species.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-034 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - From Surface  Images
Kelp Forest - From Surface
As the oceans equivalent of trees, a kelp plant shares many of their features. At the base is a large structure called a holdfast which form the roots. Then there is the stipes which make up its trunk and branches. Flat blade like structures then form the leaves.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-035 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
Kelp forests have and continue to be the focus of much scientific research in California as they are a highly productive marine ecosystem which has been heavily impacted by pollution and over fishing.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-036 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest  Pictures
California Kelp Forest
Under ideal conditions Macrocystis can reach lengths of 100 feet or more within 1 to 2 years. A Kelp Forest supports an incredibly diverse community of marine life made up of nearly 800 known species.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-037 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
Kelp is commercially harvested for Algin a compound used as a smoothing agent in hundreds of products. A few examples include cosmetics salad dressings canned foods and frozen foods such as ice cream. Only the upper canopy is cut away much like mowing a lawn. The Kelp Forest quickly re-grows and can be harvested multiple times per year.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-046 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
Kelp forests are playing a key role in the establishment of Marine Protected Areas MPAs along the California coast. The goal being to set aside large areas of coastline as protected no take zones.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-053 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Moray Eel with Cleaner Shrimp
California Moray Eel with Cleaner Shrimp
The only Moray Eel found in California. Feeds on crabs fish lobster & sea urchins. Length to 5 feet.
species: Gymnothorax mordax
photo-id: MOR-001 request pricing

California Moray Eel Stock Photography
California Moray Eel
The only Moray Eel found in California. Feeds on crabs fish lobster & sea urchins. Length to 5 feet.
species: Gymnothorax mordax
photo-id: MOR-007 request pricing

see also
| Algae | Anemones | Bat Ray | Birch Aquarium | Black Seabass | California Moray Eel | Drift Kelp | Garibaldi | Gorgonians |
| Harbor Seals | Hydrocoral | Kelp Crab | Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Octopus | Otters | Sea Lion | Sheephead |
| Spiny Lobster | Starfish | Urchins | Wolf Eel |

species represented
Gymnothorax mordax, Hypsypops rubicundus, Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera, Melibe leonina, Myliobatis californica,
Sebastes serriceps, Stereolepis gigas, Taliepus nuttallii

keywords
Beds, Black And White, Bladder, Branch, Brank, Branks, California Kelp Forest, Cerata, Coast, Diving, Eagle Ray, Eels,
Fans, Fishes, Forest, Forests, Frond, Fronds, Giant Kelp, Grayscale, Kelp, Kelps, Macrocystis, Moray, Nudibranch,
Nudibranchs, Nudibrank, Nudibranks, Pacific, Polyp, Polyps, Professional California Stock, Rays, Rhinophores, Sea Fan,
Sea Slugs, Seaweed, State Fish, Underwater

related blog posts
Kelp Forest
Macrocystis California Kelp Forest
The MLPA Debate and a Garibaldi in a Kelp Forest

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| Encyclopedia Britannica Garibaldi | Monterey Bay Aquarium | Wikipedia - Seaweed | Wikipedia Garibaldi | Wikipedia Giant Sea Bass |

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