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Kelp forest near Eagle Rock, West End, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp fronds showing pneumatocysts, bouyant gas-filled bubble-like structures which float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface, where it will spread to form a roof-like canopy Add To Light Table Kelp forest at West End, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Kelp forest near Eagle Rock, West End, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37143  
 
Kelp fronds showing pneumatocysts, bouyant gas-filled bubble-like structures which float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface, where it will spread to form a roof-like canopy.
Image ID: 37146  
 
Kelp forest at West End, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37147  
 
Garibaldi in kelp forest, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Garibaldi maintains a patch of algae (just in front of the fish) to entice a female to lay a clutch of eggs Add To Light Table Kelp fronds showing pneumatocysts, bouyant gas-filled bubble-like structures which float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface, where it will spread to form a roof-like canopy Add To Light Table
Garibaldi in kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37148  
 
Garibaldi maintains a patch of algae (just in front of the fish) to entice a female to lay a clutch of eggs.
Image ID: 37149  
 
Kelp fronds showing pneumatocysts, bouyant gas-filled bubble-like structures which float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface, where it will spread to form a roof-like canopy.
Image ID: 37150  
 
Diver and Kelp Forest, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by Add To Light Table Brown Gorgonian Muricea fruticosa on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. The brown gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by Add To Light Table
Diver and Kelp Forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37152  
 
Golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 37155  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Brown Gorgonian Muricea fruticosa on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. The brown gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 37158  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi in kelp forest, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Pyrosome drifting through a kelp forest, Catalina Island. Pyrosomes are free-floating colonial tunicates that usually live in the upper layers of the open ocean in warm seas. Pyrosomes are cylindrical or cone-shaped colonies made up of hundreds to thousands of individuals, known as zooids Add To Light Table California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Garibaldi in kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37159  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Pyrosome drifting through a kelp forest, Catalina Island. Pyrosomes are free-floating colonial tunicates that usually live in the upper layers of the open ocean in warm seas. Pyrosomes are cylindrical or cone-shaped colonies made up of hundreds to thousands of individuals, known as zooids.
Image ID: 37163  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica).
Image ID: 37172  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Farnsworth Bank reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), clusters of orange bryozoans, gorgonians and kelp, Catalina Island, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus Add To Light Table Red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) on Farnsworth Banks reef, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica).
Image ID: 37173  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Farnsworth Bank reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), clusters of orange bryozoans, gorgonians and kelp, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37176  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) on Farnsworth Banks reef.
Image ID: 37182  
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica).
Image ID: 37183  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37190  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37191  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest, Stereolepis gigas, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island, Stereolepis gigas Add To Light Table
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37195  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 33365  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 33366  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest, Stereolepis gigas, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island, Stereolepis gigas Add To Light Table Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest, Stereolepis gigas, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 33367  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 33368  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 33369  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest, Stereolepis gigas, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest, Stereolepis gigas, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island, Stereolepis gigas Add To Light Table
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 33371  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 33372  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 33373  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island, Stereolepis gigas Add To Light Table Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest, Stereolepis gigas, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest, Stereolepis gigas, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 33374  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 33375  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 33376  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 


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Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Giant Sea Bass
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Color and Pattern  >  Adult - Juvenile Difference
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Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Behavior  >  Schooling
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Chromis (Pomacentridae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Damselfish (Pomacentridae)  >  Garibaldi
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Allopora californica
Chondria acrorhizophora
Chromis punctipinnis
Corynactis californica
Hypsypops rubicundus
Leptogorgia chilensis
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Muricea californica
Parazoanthus lucificum
Phyllospadix
Sargassum horneri
Savalia lucifica
Stephanocystis dioica
Stereolepis gigas
Stylaster californicus
Xenistius californiensis

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Updated: October 23, 2021