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Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola Photos
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola
Feed on jellyfish and other plankton. Weight to 3000 lbs. Often found beneath drift kelp.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-049 request pricing Google Earth

Yellowtail Images
Yellowtail
Fast growing pelagic schooling gamefish. Migrates off California in summer months.
species: Seriola lalandi
photo-id: FYE-003 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Red Gorgonian & Juvenile Sheephead
Red Gorgonian & Juvenile Sheephead
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-002 request pricing Google Earth

Red Gorgonian Pictures
Red Gorgonian
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-004 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Red Gorgonian
Red Gorgonian
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-005 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Red Gorgonian
Red Gorgonian
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-011 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Harbor Seal Underwater
Harbor Seal Underwater
They spend about half their time on land and half in water sometimes sleeping in the water.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-001 request pricing Google Earth

Harbor Seal Stock Photography
Harbor Seal
Earless seal. Enjoy hauling out and basking in the sun. Can remain submerged for nearly 30 minutes.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-003 request pricing Google Earth

Harbor Seal in Kelp Forest Photos
Harbor Seal in Kelp Forest
They spend about half their time on land and half in water sometimes sleeping in the water.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-004 request pricing Google Earth

Harbor Seal Images
Harbor Seal
Earless seal. Enjoy hauling out and basking in the sun. Can remain submerged for nearly 30 minutes.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-007 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Harbor Seal
Harbor Seal
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-010 request pricing Google Earth

Harbor Seal Pictures
Harbor Seal
Earless seal. Enjoy hauling out and basking in the sun. Can remain submerged for nearly 30 minutes.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-013 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Harbor Seal
Harbor Seal
Harbor seals have spotted coats in a variety of shades from silver-gray to black or dark brown.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-014 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Harbor Seal Underwater
Harbor Seal Underwater
Earless seal. Enjoy hauling out and basking in the sun. Can remain submerged for nearly 30 minutes.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-022 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Harbor Seal
Harbor Seal
They spend about half their time on land and half in water sometimes sleeping in the water.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-023 request pricing Google Earth

Harbor Seal Underwater Stock Photography
Harbor Seal Underwater
This ones a fatty.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-034 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Garibaldi Photos
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

California Kelp Forest - Garibaldi Images
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 photography 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 Pictures
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

Stock photos of Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
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

Pictures 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

Stock images 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  Stock Photography
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

Kelp Forest - Surface Canopy Photos
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

Kelp Forest - From Surface  Images
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 photography 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  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-037 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos 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-046 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures 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

Stock images of California Spiny Lobster on Hydrocoral
California Spiny Lobster on Hydrocoral
Large Crustacean has very long antennae and lacks large claws.
species: Panulirus interruptus
photo-id: LOB-001 request pricing Google Earth

California Spiny Lobster Stock Photography
California Spiny Lobster
Large Crustacean has very long antennae and lacks large claws.
species: Panulirus interruptus
photo-id: LOB-002 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 | Gamefish | Garibaldi | Gorgonians | Harbor Seals | Hydrocoral | Jellyfish | Kelp Crab |
| Kelp Forest | Krill | Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Marine Mammals | Northern Elephant Seal | Octopus | Otters |
| Plankton | Sea Lion | Sea Otter | Sheephead | Spiny Lobster | Squid | Starfish | Urchins | Whales |

species represented
Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera, Mola mola, Panulirus interruptus, Phoca vitulina, Seriola lalandi

keywords
Beds, Bladder, Crustacean, Drift Kelp, Fans, Fish, Fishes, Fishing, Frond, Fronds, Gamefish, Giant Kelp, Kelps, Lobsters,
Macrocystis, Mammal, Open Ocean, Pelagic, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Polyp, Polyps, Professional California Stock, Schooling,
Sea Fan, Seals, Seaweed, State

related blog posts
Ocean Beach Surfing
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola Under Drift Kelp

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| Encyclopedia Britannica Harbor Seal | Marine Mammal Center Pacific Harbor Seal | Monterey Bay Aquarium | NOAA Fisheries Harbor Seal |
| National Geographic Harbor Seal | PBS Website - Kelp Forest | Wikipedia - Seaweed | Wikipedia Harbor Seal | Wikipedia Kelp Forest |

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