San Nicholas Island photos


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Guadalupe fur seals, two males fighting, Islas San Benito, Arctocephalus townsendi, San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito) California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, 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, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, 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, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera, 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, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island 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, Anthopleura elegantissima Aggregating anemones.  Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical.  San Nicholas Island, Anthopleura elegantissima A cluster of lightbulb tunicates cling to the rocky reef, Clavelina huntsmani, San Nicholas Island 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.  Its hole is nestled between several holdfast stipes of giant kelp.  San Nicholas Island Island, Eudistylia polymorpha, Macrocystis pyrifera Sunflower star (sun starfish), dorsal surface detail, Pycnopodia helianthoides, San Nicholas Island Catalina triopha nudibranch, Triopha catalinae, San Nicholas Island Nudibranch, Anisodoris nobilis, San Nicholas Island Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus spinosus, 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, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera, 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, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, 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, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, 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, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, 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, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current, San Nicholas Island Island, Eudistylia polymorpha Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera, 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, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, 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, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, 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, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island

Updated: October 19, 2017