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Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp Photos
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-051 request pricing Google Earth

California Garibaldi in Front of a Red Gorgonian Sea Fan Images
California Garibaldi in Front of a Red Gorgonian Sea Fan
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-024 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest
California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest
Distinctive bright orange coloration. Juveniles have iridescent blue spots.
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-025 request pricing Google Earth

California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest Pictures
California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest
Distinctive bright orange coloration. Juveniles have iridescent blue spots.
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-026 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest
California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-027 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest
California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest
Distinctive bright orange coloration. Juveniles have iridescent blue spots.
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-028 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest
California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-029 request pricing Google Earth

Bat Ray Stock Photography
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-015 request pricing Google Earth

Bat Ray Photos
Bat Ray
species: Myliobatis californica
photo-id: FRA-017 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest  Images
California Kelp Forest
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-061 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography 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-062 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Pictures
California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
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-063 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
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-064 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
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-065 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
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-066 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest Dive Boat Horizon Reflected on the Surface Stock Photography
Kelp Forest Dive Boat Horizon Reflected on the Surface
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-068 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Lion Underwater Photos
California Sea Lion Underwater
Groups will often forage for and feed on schools of baitfish in the open ocean many miles offshore.
species: Zalophus californianus
photo-id: SEL-047 request pricing

Southern Kelp Crab Images
Southern Kelp Crab
Adults are normally bright Red Carapace to 4 inches.
species: Taliepus nuttallii
photo-id: CRA-016 request pricing

Stock photography of Scuba Diver observing Kelp Frond
Scuba Diver observing Kelp Frond
(Model Released)
photo-id: DVR-001 request pricing Google Earth

Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest Pictures
Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest
(Model Released)
photo-id: DVR-005 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest
Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest
(Model Released)
photo-id: DVR-019 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest
Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest
(Model Released)
photo-id: DVR-020 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Black or Giant Seabass - Juvenile
Black or Giant Seabass - Juvenile
Quite Rare Length to 7 feet Weight to over 400 pounds.
species: Stereolepis gigas
photo-id: FBL-001 request pricing Google Earth

Black or Giant Seabass Stock Photography
Black or Giant Seabass
Quite Rare Length to 7 feet Weight to over 400 pounds.
species: Stereolepis gigas
photo-id: FBL-002 request pricing Google Earth

Black or Giant Seabass in Kelp Forest Photos
Black or Giant Seabass in Kelp Forest
Quite Rare Length to 7 feet Weight to over 400 pounds.
species: Stereolepis gigas
photo-id: FBL-003 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-004 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Black or Giant Seabass in Kelp Forest
Black or Giant Seabass in Kelp Forest
Quite Rare Length to 7 feet Weight to over 400 pounds.
species: Stereolepis gigas
photo-id: FBL-005 request pricing Google Earth

Black or Giant Seabass Pictures
Black or Giant Seabass
Quite Rare Length to 7 feet Weight to over 400 pounds.
species: Stereolepis gigas
photo-id: FBL-006 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Black or Giant Seabass
Black or Giant Seabass
Quite Rare Length to 7 feet Weight to over 400 pounds.
species: Stereolepis gigas
photo-id: FBL-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-001 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Garibaldi
California Garibaldi
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-002 request pricing Google Earth

California Garibaldi Stock Photography
California Garibaldi
Distinctive bright orange coloration. Juveniles have iridescent blue spots.
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-003 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Algae | Anemones | Bat Ray | Birch Aquarium | Black Seabass | California Moray Eel | Dolphin | Drift Kelp | Fur Seal |
| Garibaldi | Gorgonians | Harbor Seal | Harbor Seals | Hydrocoral | Kelp Crab | Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates |
| Marine Mammals | Northern Elephant Seal | Octopus | Otters | Sea Lion | Sea Otter | Sheephead | Spiny Lobster |
| Starfish | Urchins | Whales |

species represented
Hypsypops rubicundus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Melibe leonina, Myliobatis californica, Stereolepis gigas, Taliepus nuttallii,
Zalophus californianus

keywords
Beds, Branch, Brank, Branks, Cerata, Coast, Diving, Eagle Ray, Fishes, Forest, Forests, Frond, Fronds, Giant Kelp,
Harem, Kelp, Kelps, Lions, Macrocystis, Nudibranch, Nudibranchs, Nudibrank, Nudibranks, Pacific, Pinniped, Pinnipeds,
Rays, Rhinophores, Sea Slugs, Seal, Sealion, Sealions, Seaweed, Silhouette, Silhouettes, 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 Giant Sea Bass | Monterey Bay Aquarium | Wikipedia Garibaldi |

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