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Guadalupe fur seals, two males fighting, Islas San Benito, Arctocephalus townsendi, San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito)
Guadalupe fur seals, two males fighting, Islas San Benito.
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 02296  
California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, San Nicholas Island
California sea lion.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 02959  
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta, San Nicholas Island
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Species: Northern kelp crab, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10218  
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column, Macrocystis pyrifera, Norrisia norrisi, San Nicholas Island
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column.
Species: Norris' top snail, Macrocystis pyrifera, Norrisia norrisi
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10214  
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta, San Nicholas Island
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Species: Northern kelp crab, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10219  
Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island
Kelp canopy.
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 02124  
Aggregating anemones.  Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical.  San Nicholas Island, Anthopleura elegantissima
Aggregating anemones. Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical. San Nicholas Island.
Species: Aggregating anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10150  
Aggregating anemones.  Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical.  San Nicholas Island, Anthopleura elegantissima
Aggregating anemones. Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical. San Nicholas Island.
Species: Aggregating anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10151  
Aggregating anemones.  Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical.  San Nicholas Island, Anthopleura elegantissima
Aggregating anemones. Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical. San Nicholas Island.
Species: Aggregating anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10152  
A cluster of lightbulb tunicates cling to the rocky reef, Clavelina huntsmani, San Nicholas Island
A cluster of lightbulb tunicates cling to the rocky reef.
Species: Lightbulb tunicate, Clavelina huntsmani
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10174  
Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current, San Nicholas Island Island, Eudistylia polymorpha
Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current, San Nicholas Island Island.
Species: Feather duster worm, Eudistylia polymorpha
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10179  
Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current.  Its hole is nestled between several holdfast stipes of giant kelp.  San Nicholas Island Island, Eudistylia polymorpha, Macrocystis pyrifera
Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current. Its hole is nestled between several holdfast stipes of giant kelp. San Nicholas Island Island.
Species: Feather duster worm, Eudistylia polymorpha, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10181  
Sunflower star (sun starfish), dorsal surface detail, Pycnopodia helianthoides, San Nicholas Island
Sunflower star (sun starfish), dorsal surface detail.
Species: Sunflower star, Pycnopodia helianthoides
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10182  
Catalina triopha nudibranch, Triopha catalinae, San Nicholas Island
Catalina triopha nudibranch.
Species: Clown nudibranch, Triopha catalinae
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10187  
Nudibranch, Anisodoris nobilis, San Nicholas Island
Nudibranch.
Species: Sea lemon, Anisodoris nobilis
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10188  
Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus spinosus, San Nicholas Island
Christmas tree worm.
Species: Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus spinosus
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10204  
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column, Macrocystis pyrifera, Norrisia norrisi, San Nicholas Island
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column.
Species: Norris' top snail, Macrocystis pyrifera, Norrisia norrisi
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10212  
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta, San Nicholas Island
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Species: Northern kelp crab, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10215  
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta, San Nicholas Island
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Species: Northern kelp crab, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10216  
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta, San Nicholas Island
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Species: Northern kelp crab, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10220  
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta, San Nicholas Island
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Species: Northern kelp crab, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10223  
Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current, San Nicholas Island Island, Eudistylia polymorpha
Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current, San Nicholas Island Island.
Species: Feather duster worm, Eudistylia polymorpha
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10180  
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column, Macrocystis pyrifera, Norrisia norrisi, San Nicholas Island
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column.
Species: Norris' top snail, Macrocystis pyrifera, Norrisia norrisi
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10213  
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta, San Nicholas Island
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Species: Northern kelp crab, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10217  
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta, San Nicholas Island
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Species: Northern kelp crab, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10221  
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta, San Nicholas Island
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Species: Northern kelp crab, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pugettia producta
Location: San Nicholas Island, California
Image ID: 10222  

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