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California Sea Otter Photos
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-048 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Images
California Sea Otter
A Sea Otter warps up in kelp to anchor itself for an afternoon nap.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-049 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of California Sea Otter
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-051 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Pictures
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-054 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Sea Otter
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-056 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Humpback Whale In Drift Kelp
Humpback Whale In Drift Kelp
This was an interesting behavior. A mother with calf went out of her way to swim into then rollup in a large patch of drift kelp.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-030 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-006 request pricing Google Earth

Rubberlip Surfperch Stock Photography
Rubberlip Surfperch
Often found around kelp and structurces such as piers
species: Rhacochilus toxotes
photo-id: FGE-073 request pricing

Calico or Kelp Bass Photos
Calico or Kelp Bass
Length to 28 inches Weight to over 14 lbs.
species: Paralabrax clathratus
photo-id: FGE-075 request pricing

California Sheephead - Male Images
California Sheephead - Male
species: Semicossyphus pulcher
photo-id: FGE-076 request pricing

Stock photography of Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
Harbor Seals will range many miles offshore in search of food. This guy was resting in some drift kelp more than twelve miles from the nearest land.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-037 request pricing Google Earth

Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp Pictures
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-047 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp
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-049 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp
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-050 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp
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 Stock Photography
California Garibaldi in Front of a Red Gorgonian Sea Fan
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-024 request pricing Google Earth

California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest Photos
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 Images
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 photography of California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest
California Garibaldi in Kelp Forest
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-027 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-028 request pricing Google Earth

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

Pictures 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-015 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Bat Ray
Bat Ray
species: Myliobatis californica
photo-id: FRA-017 request pricing Google Earth

Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp Stock Photography
Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp
Small school of Blacksmith congregrate around the base of this Elk Kelp.
species: Pelagophycus porra
photo-id: KLG-058 request pricing Google Earth

Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp Photos
Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp
species: Pelagophycus porra
photo-id: KLG-059 request pricing Google Earth

Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp Images
Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp
species: Pelagophycus porra
photo-id: KLG-060 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography 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-061 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-062 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
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

Pictures 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

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-065 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest  Stock Photography
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

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

species represented
Enhydra lutris, Hypsypops rubicundus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Megaptera novaeangliae, Melibe leonina, Myliobatis californica,
Paralabrax clathratus, Pelagophycus porra, Phoca vitulina, Rhacochilus toxotes, Semicossyphus pulcher

keywords
Baleen, Beds, Big Sur, Bladder, Branch, Brank, Branks, Bull, Cerata, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Coast, Dive, Diving,
Drift Kelp, Eagle Ray, Endangered Species, Fishes, Flukes, Forest, Forests, Frond, Fronds, Giant Kelp, Giant Kelp Forest,
Humpbacks, Kelp Forest, Kelps, Macrocystis, Mammal, Monterey, Nudibranch, Nudibranchs, Nudibrank, Nudibranks, Offshore,
Open Ocean, Otters, Pacific, Pelagic, Pelts, Perch, Perches, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Rays, Rhinophores, Sea Slugs, Seals,
Seaweed, Sounding, State Fish, Tail

related blog posts
California Elkhorn Kelp
Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
Humpback Whale on a Kelp Patty
Kelp Forest
Macrocystis California Kelp Forest
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola Under Drift Kelp
The MLPA Debate and a Garibaldi in a Kelp Forest

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| About.com - Marine Algae | Monterey Bay Aquarium | Wikipedia - Seaweed | Wikipedia Garibaldi | http://www.seaotters.org/ |

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