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Yosemite - Giant Sequoia Trees Photos
Yosemite - Giant Sequoia Trees
Young girl is dwarfed by the majestic trees.
species: Sequoiadendron giganteum
photo-id: SEQ-005 request pricing

Yosemite - Giant Sequoia Trees Images
Yosemite - Giant Sequoia Trees
Giant Sequoias can reach heights of 270 feet or more. Their bark which can be as much as two feet thick protects them from forest fires and almost all insects. Due to their shallow root structure trees are most often killed not from age insects disease or fire but rather by being toppled in winter storms.
species: Sequoiadendron giganteum
photo-id: SEQ-014 request pricing

Stock photography of Coast Redwoods
Coast Redwoods
Muir Woods National Monument.
species: Sequoia sempervirens
photo-id: CBS-070 request pricing Google Earth

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

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

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

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

Black or Giant Seabass in Kelp Forest Stock Photography
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

California Garibaldi Photos
California Garibaldi
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-006 request pricing Google Earth

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

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

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

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

Stock images 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-004 request pricing Google Earth

Red Gorgonian Stock Photography
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

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-011 request pricing Google Earth

Harbor Seal in Kelp Forest Images
Harbor Seal in Kelp Forest
They spend about half their time on land and half in water sometimes sleeping in the water.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-004 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Kelp Forest - Garibaldi
Kelp Forest - Garibaldi
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-001 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest - Garibaldi Pictures
California Kelp Forest - Garibaldi
The Garibaldi is likely the most recognized of California Kelp Forest inhabitants. Its bright orange coloration is unmistakable against the dark green of the kelp.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-002 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
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

Pictures 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

Stock images 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

California Kelp Forest Stock Photography
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 Photos
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 - with Red Sea Urchin  Images
Kelp Forest - with Red Sea Urchin
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-027 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Kelp Forest - Surface Canopy
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  Pictures
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 photos 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

Pictures of California Kelp Forest
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 images 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

Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail Stock Photography
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

see also
| Algae | Anemones | Bat Ray | Big Sur Coast | Birch Aquarium | Black Bear | Black Seabass | Bristlecone Pine | California Coast |
| California Moray Eel | California Sea Lion | Central Coast | Coast Redwood | Dolphin | Drift Kelp | Fur Seal | Garibaldi |
| Giant Sequoia Trees | Gorgonians | Harbor Seals | High Sierra | Hydrocoral | Kelp Crab | Kelp Forest | Kings Canyon National Park |
| Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Marine Mammals | Mule Deer | Northern Elephant Seal | Octopus | Otters | Sea Lion |
| Sea Otter | Sequoia | Sequoia National Park | Sheephead | Spiny Lobster | Starfish | Urchins | Whales | Yosemite |

species represented
Hypsypops rubicundus, Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera, Phoca vitulina, Sebastes serriceps, Sequoia sempervirens,
Sequoiadendron giganteum, Stereolepis gigas, Taliepus nuttallii

keywords
Beds, Bladder, California Kelp Forest, Central Coast, Coastal, Diving, Fans, Fern, Ferns, Fish, Fishes, Forests, Frond,
Fronds, Giant Kelp, Grove, Groves, Kelp Forest, Kelps, Macrocystis, Mammal, Monterey, Monument, Muir Woods, National Monument,
National Park, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Polyp, Polyps, Professional California Stock, Redwood, Redwoods, Sea Fan, Seals,
Seaweed, State, State Fish, State Park, Tree, Trees, Underwater, Woods

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 | PBS Website - Kelp Forest | Wikipedia - Seaweed | Wikipedia Garibaldi |
| Wikipedia Giant Sea Bass | Wikipedia Kelp Forest |

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