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California Kelp Forest Photos
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 Images
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

Stock photography of California Kelp Forest
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

California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Pictures
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

Stock photos of Kelp Forest - with Red Sea Urchin
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

Pictures 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

Stock images 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

California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Stock Photography
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  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-037 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail Images
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

Stock photography of Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
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

California Moray Eel with Cleaner Shrimp Pictures
California Moray Eel with Cleaner Shrimp
The only Moray Eel found in California. Feeds on crabs fish lobster & sea urchins. Length to 5 feet.
species: Gymnothorax mordax
photo-id: MOR-001 request pricing

Stock photos of California Moray Eel
California Moray Eel
The only Moray Eel found in California. Feeds on crabs fish lobster & sea urchins. Length to 5 feet.
species: Gymnothorax mordax
photo-id: MOR-007 request pricing

Pictures of California Moray Eel with Cleaner Shrimp
California Moray Eel with Cleaner Shrimp
The only Moray Eel found in California. Feeds on crabs fish lobster & sea urchins. Length to 5 feet.
species: Gymnothorax mordax
photo-id: MOR-008 request pricing

Stock images of California Moray Eel
California Moray Eel
The only Moray Eel found in California. Feeds on crabs fish lobster & sea urchins. Length to 5 feet.
species: Gymnothorax mordax
photo-id: MOR-011 request pricing

California Moray Eel Stock Photography
California Moray Eel
The only Moray Eel found in California. Feeds on crabs fish lobster & sea urchins. Length to 5 feet.
species: Gymnothorax mordax
photo-id: MOR-013 request pricing

California Moray Eel Photos
California Moray Eel
The only Moray Eel found in California. Feeds on crabs fish lobster & sea urchins. Length to 5 feet.
species: Gymnothorax mordax
photo-id: MOR-014 request pricing

Two Spot Octopus Images
Two Spot Octopus
Normally found in crevices or caves among rocky reef structure.
species: Octopus bimaculatus
photo-id: OCT-003 request pricing

Stock photography of Red Octopus
Red Octopus
Very common small octopus in California. Found around rocky reef as well as sand substrate.
species: Octopus rubescens
photo-id: OCT-007 request pricing Google Earth

Red Octopus - On Squid Eggs Pictures
Red Octopus - On Squid Eggs
Very common small octopus in California. Found around rocky reef as well as sand substrate.
species: Octopus rubescens
photo-id: OCT-010 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Red Octopus - On Squid Eggs
Red Octopus - On Squid Eggs
Very common small octopus in California. Found around rocky reef as well as sand substrate.
species: Octopus rubescens
photo-id: OCT-012 request pricing

Pictures of California Sea Otter Gulls After a Free Lunch
California Sea Otter Gulls After a Free Lunch
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-003 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images 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-007 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Stock Photography
California Sea Otter
Sea Otters have no blubber layer unlike seals and sea lions otters rely completely on their thick fur to trap air for insulation.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-008 request pricing Google Earth

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-011 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Images
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-014 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-021 request pricing Google Earth

Plankton - Coiled Salp Chain Pictures
Plankton - Coiled Salp Chain
Example of common gelatinous animals found off the California coast.
species: Pegea confoederata
photo-id: PGE-019 request pricing

Stock photos of Plankton - Sea Butterfly
Plankton - Sea Butterfly
Example of common gelatinous animals found off the California coast.
species: Corolla calceola
photo-id: PGE-022 request pricing

Pictures of Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish
Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish
Bell is usually silver to white with purple bands radiating from its center.
species: Pelagia noctiluca
photo-id: PJL-004 request pricing

Stock images of Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish
Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish
Bell is usually silver to white with purple bands radiating from its center.
species: Pelagia noctiluca
photo-id: PJL-005 request pricing

Medusafish on Pelagia Jellyfish Stock Photography
Medusafish on Pelagia Jellyfish
Nearly always found associated with Pelagia or other large jellyfish. Adults are grey to brown. Length to 14 inches.
species: Icichthys lockingtoni
photo-id: PJL-009 request pricing

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

species represented
Corolla calceola, Enhydra lutris, Gymnothorax mordax, Icichthys lockingtoni, Macrocystis pyrifera, Octopus bimaculatus,
Octopus rubescens, Pegea confoederata, Pelagia noctiluca

keywords
Animals, Beds, Big Sur, Bladder, Eels, Endangered Species, Fish, Fishes, Frond, Fronds, Gelatinous, Giant Kelp, Gull,
Gulls, Jellies, Jelly, Kelp Forest, Kelps, Macrocystis, Medusa, Monterey, Moray, Otters, Pelts, Professional California Stock,
Salps, Seagull, Seagulls, Seaweed, Tentacles, Western, Zooplankton

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