Acropora palmata
Elkhorn coral
Synonyms: staghorn coral
Actinodiscus sp.
Disk anemone
Adelogorgia phyllosclera
Orange gorgonian
Agelas conifera
Brown tube sponge
Synonyms: esponge
Aglaophenia struthionides
Ostrich-plumed hydroid
Synonyms: stiff-feather hydroid
Allopora californica
Hydrocoral
Amphiprion bicinctus
Anemonefish
Range: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Chagos Archipelago
Synonyms: anemone fish, clown fish
Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Wolf eel
Range: Alaska to Southern California
Synonyms: northern wolffish, wolf-fish, wolf-eel
Anisodoris nobilis
Sea lemon nudibranch
Anthopleura elegantissima
Aggregating anemone
Anthopleura sola
Solitary anemone
Anthopleura xanthogrammica
Green sea anemone
Antipathidae sp.
Black coral
Apolemia sp.
Pelagic siphonophore
Asterina miniata
Bat sea star
Synonyms: bat star, bat starfish, Patiria miniata
Aurelia aurita
Moon jelly
Synonyms: Moon jellyfish
Balaenoptera musculus
Blue whale
Range: Oceanic
Synonyms: Sulphur bottom whale, Sibbald's rorqual, blue rorqual, great blue whale, great northern rorqual, Ballena azul, rorqual bleu, baleine bleue
Balanophyllia elegans
Orange cup coral
Beroe forskalii
Pelagic ctenophore
Synonyms: comb jelly
Cadlina luteomarginata
Yellow-marginate nudibranch
Callyspongia vaginalis
Branching vase sponge
Synonyms: esponge
Caulastrea echinulata
Trumpet coral
Chrysaora colorata
Purple-striped jellyfish
Synonyms: purple striped jellyfish, Pelagia colorata
Chrysaora fuscescens
Sea nettles
Clavelina huntsmani
Lightbulb tunicate
Coenocyathus bowersi
Colonial cup coral
Condylactis gigantea
Giant anemone
Range: Caribbean
Conus californicus
California cone
Corolla calceola
Pteropod
Synonyms: pelagic opisthobranch, sea butterfly
Corynactis californica
Crassedoma giganteum
Rock scallop
Synonyms: Hinnites giganteus
Cyclosalpa affinis
Salp
Synonyms: salp chain, pelagic tunicate
Cyphoma gibbosum
Flamingo tongue cowrie
Cypraea (Neobernaya) spadicea (Swainson 1823)
Cypraea spadicea
Chestnut Cowrie, Date Cowrie
Range: California
Delonovolva aequalis
Simnia
Synonyms: simnia cowrie
Dendrogyra cylindrus
Pillar coral
Dendronephthya sp.
Alcyonarian soft coral
Dendronotus albus
Dendronotus albus nudibranch
Range: Kenai Peninsula in Alaska to the Los Coronados Islands off the northern end of Baja California
Dendronotus sp.
Dendronotus nudibranch
Dendrophyllia californica
California cup coral
Range: Eastern Pacific
Diaulula nobilis
Sea lemon
Range: Alaska to Baja California
Diaulula sandiegensis
San Diego dorid
Range: British Columbia to San Diego
Synonyms: san diego nudibranch
Doriopsilla albopunctata
Epiactis prolifera
Proliferating anemone
Eudistylia polymorpha
Feather duster worm
Flabellina iodinea
Spanish shawl nudibranch
Synonyms: Flabellinopsis iodinea
Flabellina trilineata
Aeolid nudibranch
Gorgonia ventalina
Purple sea fan
Synonyms: purple gorgonean
Grapsus grapsus
Sally lightfoot crab
Haemulon flavolineatum
French grunt
Range: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, South Carolina (USA), and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil; throughout the West Indies and the coasts of Central America
Haliotis corrugata
Pink abalone
Haliotis fulgens
Green abalone
Haliotis rufescens
Red abalone
Hermissenda crassicornis
Opalescent nudibranch
Range: Kodiak Island, Alaska to Punta Eugenia, Baja California, Mexico; also Japan
Heterodontus francisci
Horn shark
Range: Eastern Pacific: central California, USA to the Gulf of California, and probably Ecuador and Peru
Synonyms: horned shark
Hippodiplosia insculpta
Flute bryozoan
Hydractinia milleri
Hedgehog hydroid
Hypsypops rubicundus
Kelletia kelleti
Kellet's whelk
Leucothea pulchra
Pelagic ctenophore
Synonyms: lobate comb jelly
Linckia columbiae
Pacific comet star
Loligo opalescens
Common squid
Synonyms: market squid
Lophogorgia chilensis
Loxorhynchus crispetus
Decorator crab
Loxorhynchus grandis
Sheep crab
Lysmata amboinensis
Cleaner shrimp
Lysmata californica
Red Rock Shrimp
Macrobrachium sp.
Longarm prawn
Synonyms: long-armed prawn, longarm shrimp
Macrocystis pyrifera
Giant kelp
Synonyms: kelp forest, seaweed, sea weed, sea grass, sargazo gigante, harina de kelp, giant kelp, harina de la macroalga, gedroogde kelp, zeewier, reuzenkelp, braendeltang, macroalga marina, Phaeophyceae
Mastigia sp.
Megaptera novaeangliae
Humpback whale
Range: Oceanic
Synonyms: humpbacked whale, hump back whale
Megathura crenulata
Giant keyhole limpet
Metridium senile
Plumose anemone
Mexichromis porterae
Mexichromis porterae nudibranch
Range: California, USA and Baja California, Mexico.
Mitrocoma cellularia
Hydromedusa
Mola mola
Ocean sunfish
Range: Warm and temperate zones of all oceans. Eastern Pacific: British Columbia, Canada to Peru and Chile. Eastern Atlantic: Scandinavia to South Africa (occasionally western Baltic, Mediterranean). Western Atlantic: Newfoundland, Canada to Argentina
Synonyms: sunfish, moonfish, mondfisch, manbow, pez luna, pesce luna
Muricea californica
California golden gorgonian
Muricea fruticosa
Brown gorgonian
Myliobatis californica
California bat ray
Range: Eastern Pacific: Oregon, USA to Gulf of California and the Galapagos Islands
Nautilus pompilius
Chambered nautilus
Range: Indo-Pacific
Synonyms: Nautilus macromphalus, Nautilus belairensis
Navanax aenigmaticus
Range: Pacific Coast of Central America, Caribbean, Atlantic coast of South America
Neotrypaea californiensis
Ghost shrimp
Niphates digitalis
Pink Vase Sponge
Range: Caribbean
Octopus dofleini
Giant Pacific octopus
Octopus sp.
Ophiothrix spiculata
Pachycerianthus fimbriatus
Pachygrapus crassipes
Lined shore crab
Pagurus sp.
Hermit crab
Pandalus platycaros
Spot prawn
Panulirus interruptus
Spiny lobster
Paracyathus stearnsi
Brown cup coral
Paralithodes californiensis
Spiny king crab
Parastichopus californicus
California sea cucumber
Parastichopus parvimensis
Warty sea cucumber
Pegea confoederata
Salp
Synonyms: pelagic tunicate, salp chain
Pelagia noctiluca
Pelecanus occidentalis
Phacellophora camtschatica
Fried egg jellyfish
Synonyms: fried egg jelly, egg yolk jellyfish, egg yolk jelly fish
Phidolopora labiata
Lacy bryozoan
Synonyms: Phidolopora pacifica
Pisaster giganteus
Giant sea star
Synonyms: giant starfish
Placiphorella velata
Carnivorous chiton
Plerogyra sinuosa
Bubble coral
Pleuroncodes planipes
Pelagic red crab
Synonyms: red crab, tuna crab, pelagic crab, pelagic tuna crab, langostilla
Plexaurella sp.
Sea rod soft coral
Polinices lewisii
Moon snail
Porolithon sp.
Coralline algae
Portunus xantusii
Xantus' swimming crab
Pycnopodia helianthoides
Sunflower star
Synonyms: sunflower starfish, giant starfish
Semicossyphus pulcher
California sheephead wrasse
Range: Eastern Pacific: Monterey Bay in California, USA to Guadalupe Island (off northern central Baja California) and Gulf of California
Synonyms: sheep-head wrasse
Sepia officinalis
Common cuttlefish
Range: Eastern Atlantic, from southern Norway to southern Africa.
Synonyms: Seppia meditteranea, Tintenfisch, Gemeiner, Gemeiner Tintenfisch, Sepiablęksprutte, Sepia comśn, Seiche commune, Yleinen mustekala, Seppia, Gewone zeekat, Choco
Serpula vermicularis
Serpulid worm
Spheciospongia confoederata
Gray moon sponge
Synonyms: esponge
Spirobranchus spinosus
Christmas tree worm
Synonyms: annelid worm
Stenopus hispidus
Banded coral shrimp
Strogylocentrotus franciscanus
Red urchin
Synonyms: red sea urchin
Strombus gigas
Queen conch
Range: Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas to Bermuda.
Strongylocentrotus purpuratus
Purple urchin
Synonyms: purple sea urchin
Tambja eliora
Tambja eliora nudibranch
Range: Baja California and Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Tambja fusca
Tambja fusca nudibranch
Range: Baja California and Sea of Cortez, Mexico
Tethya aurantia
Orange puffball sponge
Thysanoessa spinifera
Krill
Triopha catalinae
Clown nudibranch
Range: Alaska to Baja California
Tubastrea coccinea
Orange cup coral
Urechis caupo
Fat innkeeper worm
Urticina lofotensis
Tealia anemone
Synonyms: Tealia lofotensis
Urticina piscivora
Fish-eating anemone
Urticina sp.
Velella velella
By the wind sailor
Synonyms: pelagic hydroid colony
Xenia umbellata
Glove xenia
Xestospongia muta
Barrel sponge
Synonyms: esponge