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Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island A kelp forest, with sunbeams passing through kelp fronds.  Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island A SCUBA diver swims through a giant kelp forest which is tilted back by strong ocean currents.   Giant kelp, the fastest plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Kelp Forest Photo.
Image ID: 00627  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A kelp forest, with sunbeams passing through kelp fronds. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest. Kelp Forest Picture.
Image ID: 02411  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A SCUBA diver swims through a giant kelp forest which is tilted back by strong ocean currents. Giant kelp, the fastest plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky bottom to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest. Stock Photography of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 01107  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California, Mola mola Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest, Stereolepis gigas, Catalina Island Bryozoan grows on a red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Ocean sunfish recruiting fish near drift kelp to clean parasites, open ocean, Baja California. Photograph of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 03267  
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
 
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest Kelp Forest Photos.
Image ID: 33354  
Species: Giant Black Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Bryozoan grows on a red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by. Kelp Forest Image.
Image ID: 25395  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island, Stereolepis gigas Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island Professional stock photos of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 33355  
Species: Giant Black Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Pictures of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 02435  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by. Kelp Forest Photo.
Image ID: 25394  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts.  Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest.  Giant kelp can grow up to 2' in a single day given optimal conditions.  Epic submarine forests of kelp grow throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island The Kelp Forest offshore of La Jolla, California. A kelp forest. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera Drift kelp, a kelp paddy, floating patch of kelp on the open ocean which attracts marine life and forms of moving oasis of life, an open ocean habitat, aerial photo, Macrocystis pyrifera
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest. Giant kelp can grow up to 2' in a single day given optimal conditions. Epic submarine forests of kelp grow throughout California's Southern Channel Islands. Kelp Forest Picture.
Image ID: 25396  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
The Kelp Forest offshore of La Jolla, California. A kelp forest. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands Stock Photography of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 30986  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
 
Drift kelp, a kelp paddy, floating patch of kelp on the open ocean which attracts marine life and forms of moving oasis of life, an open ocean habitat, aerial photo Photograph of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 29083  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: California, USA
 
California bat ray in kelp forest, Myliobatis californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Giant kelp, blades, stipes and pneumatocysts, backlit by the sun in shallow water, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Boat Horizon above kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
California bat ray in kelp forest. Kelp Forest Photos.
Image ID: 00267  
Species: California bat ray, Myliobatis californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Giant kelp, blades, stipes and pneumatocysts, backlit by the sun in shallow water. Kelp Forest Image.
Image ID: 25401  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Boat Horizon above kelp forest. Professional stock photos of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 03764  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
The Kelp Forest offshore of La Jolla, California. A kelp forest. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera Garibaldi swims in the kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering giant kelp plants rising from the ocean bottom to the surface, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island Red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
The Kelp Forest offshore of La Jolla, California. A kelp forest. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands Pictures of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 30989  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Garibaldi swims in the kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering giant kelp plants rising from the ocean bottom to the surface, underwater. Kelp Forest Photo.
Image ID: 23419  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by. Kelp Forest Picture.
Image ID: 23420  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  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, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island A kelp forest.  Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy.  Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest.  Lush forests of kelp are found through California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts.  Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest.  Giant kelp can grow up to 2' in a single day given optimal conditions.  Epic submarine forests of kelp grow throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. 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. Stock Photography of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 23421  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A kelp forest. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found through California's Southern Channel Islands. Photograph of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 23428  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest. Giant kelp can grow up to 2' in a single day given optimal conditions. Epic submarine forests of kelp grow throughout California's Southern Channel Islands. Kelp Forest Photos.
Image ID: 25399  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Jack mackerel schooling amid kelp forest, Trachurus symmetricus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Kelp canopy. Kelp Forest Image.
Image ID: 00250  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Jack mackerel schooling amid kelp forest. Professional stock photos of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 00256  
Species: Pacific jack mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp canopy. Pictures of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 00600  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Kelp canopy. Kelp Forest Photo.
Image ID: 00602  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian. Kelp Forest Picture.
Image ID: 00616  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Stock Photography of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 00617  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California sea lion, juveniles at play in kelp forest, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Salema schooling amid kelp forest, Xenistius californiensis, Macrocystis pyrifera,, Catalina Island
California sea lion, juveniles at play in kelp forest. Photograph of Kelp Forest.
Image ID: 00619  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Kelp Forest Photos.
Image ID: 00628  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Salema schooling amid kelp forest. Kelp Forest Image.
Image ID: 01022  
Species: Salema, Xenistius californiensis, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 


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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Chromis punctipinnis
Heterostichus rostratus
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Medialuna californiensis
Mola mola
Muricea californica
Myliobatis californica
Phyllospadix sp.
Prionace glauca
Pugettia producta
Semicossyphus pulcher
Stereolepis gigas
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Torpedo californica
Trachurus symmetricus
Xenistius californiensis
Zalophus californianus

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