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Red Gorgonian sheephead in foreground Photos
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

Harbor Seal Offshore Under Drift Kelp Images
Harbor Seal Offshore Under Drift Kelp
This seal was many miles offshore hanging around a large patch of drift kelp.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-021 request pricing

Stock photography of Harbor Seal Offshore Under Drift Kelp
Harbor Seal Offshore Under Drift Kelp
This seal was many miles offshore hanging around a large patch of drift kelp.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-027 request pricing Google Earth

Drift Kelp with Mussels Pictures
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

Stock photos of Halfmoon School Recruiting Around Drift Kelp
Halfmoon School Recruiting Around Drift Kelp
species: Medialuna californiensis
photo-id: KLD-002 request pricing

Pictures of Diver and Boat Next to Drift Kelp
Diver and Boat Next to Drift Kelp
photo-id: KLD-003 request pricing

Stock images of Halfmoon School Recruiting Under Drift Kelp
Halfmoon School Recruiting Under Drift Kelp
Off the California coast they are commonly found under drift kelp or other drifting objects and around offshore oil rigs.
species: Medialuna californiensis
photo-id: KLD-004 request pricing

Halfmoon School Recruiting Around Drift Kelp Stock Photography
Halfmoon School Recruiting Around Drift Kelp
Off the California coast they are commonly found under drift kelp or other drifting objects and around offshore oil rigs.
species: Medialuna californiensis
photo-id: KLD-005 request pricing

Juvenile Rockfish Recruiting Around Drift Kelp Photos
Juvenile Rockfish Recruiting Around Drift Kelp
Various juvenile fish species are often seen under drift kelp.
photo-id: KLD-006 request pricing

Juvenile Rockfish Recruiting Around Drift Kelp Images
Juvenile Rockfish Recruiting Around Drift Kelp
Various juvenile fish species are often seen under drift kelp.
photo-id: KLD-007 request pricing

Stock photography of Halfmoon School Recruiting Around Drift Kelp
Halfmoon School Recruiting Around Drift Kelp
Off the California coast they are commonly found under drift kelp or other drifting objects and around offshore oil rigs.
species: Medialuna californiensis
photo-id: KLD-008 request pricing

Diver Photographing Juvenile Fish Under Drift Kelp Pictures
Diver Photographing Juvenile Fish Under Drift Kelp
photo-id: KLD-009 request pricing

Stock photos of Halfmoon School Recruiting Under Drift Kelp
Halfmoon School Recruiting Under Drift Kelp
Off the California coast they are commonly found under drift kelp or other drifting objects and around offshore oil rigs.
species: Medialuna californiensis
photo-id: KLD-010 request pricing

Pictures of Juvenile Rockfish Recruiting Around Drift Kelp
Juvenile Rockfish Recruiting Around Drift Kelp
Various juvenile fish species are often seen under drift kelp.
photo-id: KLD-011 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-012 request pricing

Kelp Holdfasts Hanging Under Drift Kelp Stock Photography
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

Seagull flys off of Drift Kelp Photos
Seagull flys off of Drift Kelp
Gulls and other birds often land on drift kelp in the open ocean.
photo-id: KLD-014 request pricing

Drift Kelp off the Coast of San Diego Images
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

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-007 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Frond and Bladder Closeup Pictures
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 photos 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

Pictures of Kelp Forest
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 images 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

California Kelp Forest Stock Photography
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

California Kelp Forest Photos
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  Images
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

Stock photography 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-019 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest Pictures
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 photos 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

Pictures 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-025 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images 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

Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Stock Photography
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

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

species represented
Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera, Medialuna californiensis, Phoca vitulina

keywords
Beds, Bladder, Drift Kelp, Fans, Fish, Fishes, Frond, Fronds, Giant Kelp, Kelps, Macrocystis, Mammal, Mats, Offshore,
Open Ocean, Paddy, Patties, Patty, Pattys, Pelagic, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Polyp, Polyps, Sea Fan, Seals, Seaweed, State,

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