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California Halibut Photos
California Halibut
Found on sand and mud bottoms to depths of 600 feet. Will also feed in shallow water along sand beaches even inside the surf line in a few feet of water. Size can range to five feet or more with weights in excess of seventy pounds. Both eyes are on their left side.
species: Paralichthys californicus
photo-id: FHA-003 request pricing Google Earth

California Halibut Images
California Halibut
Found on sand and mud bottoms to depths of 600 feet. Will also feed in shallow water along sand beaches even inside the surf line in a few feet of water. Size can range to five feet or more with weights in excess of seventy pounds. Both eyes are on their left side.
species: Paralichthys californicus
photo-id: FHA-005 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of California Halibut
California Halibut
Found on sand and mud bottoms to depths of 600 feet. Will also feed in shallow water along sand beaches even inside the surf line in a few feet of water. Size can range to five feet or more with weights in excess of seventy pounds. Both eyes are on their left side.
species: Paralichthys californicus
photo-id: FHA-006 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

Kelp Forest Dive Boat Horizon Reflected on the Surface Photos
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

Blue Shark Images
Blue Shark
Once a common surface shark species off the coast of southern California its numbers have declined dramatically in the past ten years due to over fishing.
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-058 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Howard Hall Filming a Blue Shark with a Red Camera System
Howard Hall Filming a Blue Shark with a Red Camera System
species: Prionace glauca
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Blue Shark Underwater Pictures
Blue Shark Underwater
Once a common surface shark species off the coast of southern California its numbers have declined dramatically in the past ten years due to over fishing.
species: Prionace glauca
photo-id: SHB-060 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Plankton - Diver Swims Through a Krill Ball
Plankton - Diver Swims Through a Krill Ball
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
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Pictures of Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Krill can be carried to the oceans surface by upwelling currents.
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-039 request pricing

Stock images of Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Krill can be carried to the oceans surface by upwelling currents.
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-040 request pricing

Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface Stock Photography
Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Krill can be carried to the oceans surface by upwelling currents.
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-042 request pricing

see also
| Algae | Anemones | Bat Ray | Birch Aquarium | Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish | Black Seabass | California Moray Eel |
| Drift Kelp | Garibaldi | Gorgonians | Harbor Seals | Hydrocoral | Jellyfish | Kelp Crab | Kelp Forest | Marine Fish |
| Marine Invertebrates | Moon Jellyfish | Octopus | Otters | Pelagia Jellyfish | Sea Lion | Sharks Common to California |
| Sheephead | Shortfin Mako Shark | Spiny Lobster | Starfish | Urchins |

species represented
Hypsypops rubicundus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Melibe leonina, Myliobatis californica, Paralichthys californicus, Pelagophycus porra,
Prionace glauca, Thysanoessa spinifera

keywords
Animals, Beds, Bladder, Branch, Brank, Branks, Bull, Cerata, Coast, Crustacean, Crustaceans, Diver, Diving, Eagle Ray,
Fishes, Flounder, Flounders, Forest, Forests, Frond, Fronds, Gamefish, Gelatinous, Giant Kelp, Halibuts, Kelp, Kelp Forest,
Kelps, Macrocystis, Nudibranch, Nudibranchs, Nudibrank, Nudibranks, Offshore, Open Ocean, Pacific, Pelagic, Rays,
Rhinophores, Scuba, Sea Slugs, Seaweed, Sharks, State Fish, Zooplankton

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external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| About.com - Marine Algae | MarineBio Blue Shark | Monterey Bay Aquarium | Wikipedia - Seaweed | Wikipedia Garibaldi |

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