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Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Photos
Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
Grayscale - Black and White version of KLG-004
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-069 request pricing

Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp Images
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-048 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
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-067 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 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

Pictures of California Kelp Forest - Garibaldi
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 images 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

California Kelp Forest Stock Photography
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

Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Photos
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 Images
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

Stock photography 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-021 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - with Red Sea Urchin  Pictures
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 photos 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

Pictures of Kelp Forest - From Surface
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 images 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

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-037 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail Photos
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 Images
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

Stock photography of California Sea Lion Pursuing baitfish
California Sea Lion Pursuing baitfish
Common eared seal. Coat is light tan when dry dark brown to black when wet.
species: Zalophus californianus
photo-id: SEL-027 request pricing

Purple Sea Urchins Feeding on Kelp Pictures
Purple Sea Urchins Feeding on Kelp
Short spines and deep purple coloration make this urchin easily identifiable. Diameter to 3.5 inches.
species: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
photo-id: SUR-002 request pricing

Stock photos of Red Sea Urchin Feeding on Kelp
Red Sea Urchin Feeding on Kelp
Color ranges from red to almost brown to dark purple. Diameter to 9 inches.
species: Strongylocentrotus franciscanus
photo-id: SUR-004 request pricing

Pictures of Red Sea Urchin Feeding on Kelp
Red Sea Urchin Feeding on Kelp
Color ranges from red to almost brown to dark purple. Diameter to 9 inches.
species: Strongylocentrotus franciscanus
photo-id: SUR-018 request pricing

Stock images of Purple Sea Urchins Feeding on Kelp
Purple Sea Urchins Feeding on Kelp
Short spines and deep purple coloration make this urchin easily identifiable. Diameter to 3.5 inches.
species: Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
photo-id: SUR-020 request pricing

Kelp Forest  Stock Photography
Kelp Forest
Grayscale - Black and White version of KLG-067
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-070 request pricing

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-006 request pricing Google Earth

Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp Images
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

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

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-061 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 | Kelp Forest | Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Octopus | Otters | Sea Lion |
| Sheephead | Spiny Lobster | Starfish | Urchins |

species represented
Hypsypops rubicundus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Melibe leonina, Strongylocentrotus franciscanus, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus,
Taliepus nuttallii, Zalophus californianus

keywords
Beds, Black And White, Bladder, Branch, Brank, Branks, California Kelp Forest, Cerata, Coast, Fish, Fishes, Forest,
Forests, Frond, Fronds, Giant Kelp, Grayscale, Harem, Kelp, Kelp Forest, Kelps, Lions, Macrocystis, Nudibranch, Nudibranchs,
Nudibrank, Nudibranks, Pacific, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Professional California Stock, Rhinophores, Sea Slugs, Seal,
Sealion, Sealions, Seaweed, Spines, State, State Fish, Underwater, Urchin, Pyrifera

related blog posts
Macrocystis California Kelp Forest

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| Monterey Bay Aquarium | PBS Website - Kelp Forest | Wikipedia - Seaweed | Wikipedia Garibaldi | Wikipedia Kelp Forest |

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