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California Kelp Forest  Photos
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 Images
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 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-064 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-065 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos 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

Pictures of Kelp Forest Dive Boat Horizon Reflected on the Surface
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

Stock images of Scripps Birch Aquarium
Scripps Birch Aquarium
Kelp Forest Exhibit Tank. Perspective is warped due to use of a fisheye lens.
photo-id: LJG-110 request pricing Google Earth

Scripps Birch Aquarium Stock Photography
Scripps Birch Aquarium
Kelp Forest Exhibit Tank.
photo-id: LJG-099 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Rockfish in Silhouette Photos
Kelp Forest - Rockfish in Silhouette
species: Macrocystis integrefolia
photo-id: BCU-001 request pricing

Kelp Forest Images
Kelp Forest
species: Macrocystis integrefolia
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Stock photography 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

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

Stock photos of Diver and Boat Next to Drift Kelp
Diver and Boat Next to Drift Kelp
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Pictures 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

Stock images 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-005 request pricing

Juvenile Rockfish Recruiting Around Drift Kelp Stock Photography
Juvenile Rockfish Recruiting Around Drift Kelp
Various juvenile fish species are often seen under drift kelp.
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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-007 request pricing

Halfmoon School Recruiting Around Drift Kelp Images
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

Stock photography of Diver Photographing Juvenile Fish Under Drift Kelp
Diver Photographing Juvenile Fish Under Drift Kelp
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Halfmoon School Recruiting Under Drift Kelp Pictures
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

Stock photos 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

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

Seagull flys off of Drift Kelp Stock Photography
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 Photos
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 Images
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

Stock photography of Kelp Forest - Frond and Bladder Closeup
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

Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail Pictures
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

Stock photos 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

Pictures 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

Stock images 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

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-017 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 | La Jolla | Marine Invertebrates | Octopus | Otters | Sea Lion |
| Sheephead | Spiny Lobster | Starfish | Torrey Pines | Urchins |

species represented
Macrocystis integrefolia, Macrocystis pyrifera, Medialuna californiensis

keywords
Algae, Aquaria, Aquariums, Beds, Bladder, Fish, Fishes, Forests, Frond, Fronds, Giant Kelp, Kelp, Kelp Forest, Kelps,
Mats, Offshore, Paddy, Patties, Patty, Pattys, Pelagic, Seaweed, State, Underwater

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