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California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Farnsworth Banks, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Pacific torpedo ray Tetronarce californica, amidst huge schools of fish and baitfish, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island. This electric ray will shock to hell out of you if you are not careful, Tetronarce californica, Torpedo californica Add To Light Table Self portrait in kelp forest, Catalina Island, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Farnsworth Banks.
Image ID: 37177  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Pacific torpedo ray Tetronarce californica, amidst huge schools of fish and baitfish, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island. This electric ray will shock to hell out of you if you are not careful.
Image ID: 37231  
Species: Pacific torpedo ray, Tetronarce californica, Torpedo californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Self portrait in kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37274  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
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 Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica, 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: 33354  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33433  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 23432  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Aerial photo of the West End of Catalina Island Add To Light Table California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Farnsworth Banks, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Submarine Reef with Hydrocoral and Invertebrates, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Allopora californica, Corynactis californica, Stylaster californicus Add To Light Table
Aerial photo of the West End of Catalina Island.
Image ID: 25978  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Farnsworth Banks.
Image ID: 37184  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Submarine Reef with Hydrocoral and Invertebrates, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 34187  
Species: Hydrocoral, Strawberry anemone, Allopora californica, Corynactis californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
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 Add To Light Table Huge mixed schools of fish on Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Medialuna californiensis Add To Light Table Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus, and yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Epizoanthus giveni Add To Light Table
Garibaldi swims in the kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering giant kelp plants rising from the ocean bottom to the surface, underwater.
Image ID: 23419  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Huge mixed schools of fish on Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37244  
Species: Halfmoon perch, Medialuna californiensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus, and yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37251  
Species: Red gorgonian, Hydrocoral, Givens Zoanthid, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Epizoanthus giveni
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
The rare yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, in large aggregations on the Yellow Wall at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Epizoanthus giveni Add To Light Table Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus, and yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Epizoanthus giveni 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
The rare yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, in large aggregations on the Yellow Wall at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37270  
Species: Givens Zoanthid, Epizoanthus giveni
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus, and yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37271  
Species: Red gorgonian, Hydrocoral, Givens Zoanthid, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Epizoanthus giveni
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 33355  
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 Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, 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: 33356  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33434  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33435  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33436  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33437  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight streams through giant kelp forest. Giant kelp, the fastest growing plant on Earth, reaches from the rocky reef to the ocean's surface like a submarine forest.
Image ID: 33438  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and Brown Gorgonian Muricea fruticosa, 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 Gorgonian (yellow) that has been parasitized by zoanthid anemone (Savalia lucifica), and red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis), Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis Add To Light Table
Garibaldi and Brown Gorgonian Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37157  
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: 37166  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Gorgonian (yellow) that has been parasitized by zoanthid anemone (Savalia lucifica), and red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis), Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37185  
Species: Luminescent parazoanthid, Zoanthid anemone, Red gorgonian, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis. The lower sea fan has its polyps retracted while the upper sea fan has all of its polyps extended into the current. Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis Add To Light Table Giant Kelp Forest, West End Catalina Island, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover and encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian, Catalina Head, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Catalina Island, California Add To Light Table
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis. The lower sea fan has its polyps retracted while the upper sea fan has all of its polyps extended into the current. Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37266  
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant Kelp Forest, West End Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37279  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover and encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian, Catalina Head.
Image ID: 37293  
Species: Luminescent parazoanthid, Zoanthid anemone, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Salema schooling amid kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Xenistius californiensis, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Juvenile garibaldi in motion, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest. Catalina Island, California, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table
Salema schooling amid kelp forest.
Image ID: 01022  
Species: Salema, Macrocystis pyrifera, Xenistius californiensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Juvenile garibaldi in motion.
Image ID: 02343  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest. Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37282  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 


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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Allopora californica
Corynactis californica
Epizoanthus giveni
Hypsypops rubicundus
Leptogorgia chilensis
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Medialuna californiensis
Muricea californica
Muricea fruticosa
Parazoanthus lucificum
Savalia lucifica
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Torpedo californica
Triopha catalinae
Xenistius californiensis

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