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Kelp Rockfish Photos
Kelp Rockfish
Often confused with the grass rockfish. Length to 16 inches.
species: Sebastes atrovirens
photo-id: FRF-016 request pricing

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-006 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-007 request pricing Google Earth

Red Gorgonian - Polyp Closeup Pictures
Red Gorgonian - Polyp Closeup
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-008 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Red Gorgonian - Polyp Closeup
Red Gorgonian - Polyp Closeup
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-009 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures 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-010 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Golden Gorgonian
California Golden Gorgonian
Thick brown branches have yellow polyps. In depths to 100 feet.
species: Muricea californica
photo-id: GOR-015 request pricing Google Earth

California Golden Gorgonian - Polyp Closeup Stock Photography
California Golden Gorgonian - Polyp Closeup
Thick brown branches have yellow polyps. In depths to 100 feet.
species: Muricea californica
photo-id: GOR-016 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-017 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-018 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Red Gorgonian Rockfish in foreground
Red Gorgonian Rockfish in foreground
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-019 request pricing Google Earth

Red Gorgonian sheephead in foreground Pictures
Red Gorgonian sheephead in foreground
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-020 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Drift Kelp with Mussels
Drift Kelp with Mussels
Once kelp fronds are broken free they can drift for months and cover great distances in the open ocean. Over time they can begin to accumulate passengers such as the small mussels which are beginning to cover this drift kelp.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLD-001 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Kelp Holdfasts Hanging Under Drift Kelp
Kelp Holdfasts Hanging Under Drift Kelp
Kelp breaks free from coastal beds due to storms wind or wave action and can drift for months in the open ocean.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLD-012 request pricing

Stock images of Kelp Holdfasts Hanging Under Drift Kelp
Kelp Holdfasts Hanging Under Drift Kelp
Kelp breaks free from coastal beds due to storms wind or wave action and can drift for months in the open ocean.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLD-013 request pricing

Drift Kelp off the Coast of San Diego Stock Photography
Drift Kelp off the Coast of San Diego
Kelp breaks free from coastal beds due to storms wind or wave action and can drift for months in the open ocean.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLD-015 request pricing

Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail Photos
Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
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-007 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Frond and Bladder Closeup Images
Kelp Forest - Frond and Bladder 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-008 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
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-010 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest Pictures
Kelp Forest
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-011 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Kelp Forest - Garibaldi in foreground
Kelp Forest - Garibaldi in foreground
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-012 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-015 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-017 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest  Stock Photography
Kelp Forest
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-018 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Photos
Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
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-019 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-022 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-023 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail Pictures
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-025 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
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-028 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
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-029 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images 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-031 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Frond Blade Closeup Stock Photography
Kelp Forest - Frond Blade 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-032 request pricing Google Earth

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 |

species represented
Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera, Muricea californica, Sebastes atrovirens

keywords
Beds, Bladder, Fans, Fish, Fishes, Frond, Fronds, Giant Kelp, Kelps, Macrocystis, Mats, Offshore, Paddy, Patties,
Patty, Pattys, Pelagic, Polyp, Polyps, Sea Fan, Seaweed, State

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The MLPA Debate and a Garibaldi in a Kelp Forest

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