Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Photos

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Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel, Megaptera novaeangliae, Santa Rosa Island, California
Water falling from the fluke (tail) of a humpback whale as the whale dives to forage for food in the Santa Barbara Channel.
Species: Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Location: Santa Rosa Island, California
Image ID: 27029  
California sea lion, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus
California sea lion, underwater at Santa Barbara Island. Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. It is home to a large population of sea lions.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 23418  
Northern fur seal swims through the cold waters and kelp forest of San Miguel Island, in California's northern Channel Islands, Callorhinus ursinus
Northern fur seal swims through the cold waters and kelp forest of San Miguel Island, in California's northern Channel Islands.
Species: Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus
Location: San Miguel Island, California
Image ID: 00966  
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 02435  
California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Zalophus californianus
California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 06284  
California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus
California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island. Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. It is home to a large population of sea lions.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 23429  
California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus
California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island. Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. It is home to a large population of sea lions.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 23422  
Pyrosome in Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island, Pyrosoma
Pyrosome in Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island.
Species: Pyrosome, Pyrosoma
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 35826  
Kelp fronds showing pneumatocysts, bouyant gas-filled bubble-like structures which float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface, where it will spread to form a roof-like canopy, Santa Barbara Island
Kelp fronds showing pneumatocysts, bouyant gas-filled bubble-like structures which float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface, where it will spread to form a roof-like canopy.
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 35827  
Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island
Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island.
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 35830  
Polyp of a strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph), Corynactis californica, San Miguel Island
Polyp of a strawberry anemone (club-tipped anemone, more correctly a corallimorph).
Species: Strawberry anemone, Corynactis californica
Location: San Miguel Island, California
Image ID: 01039  
A California sea lion plays with a piece of kelp, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus
A California sea lion plays with a piece of kelp, underwater at Santa Barbara Island. Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. It is home to a large population of sea lions.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 23427  
Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island
Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island.
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 35829  
Chestnut cowry, Cypraea spadicea, San Diego, California
Chestnut cowry.
Species: Chestnut cowrie, Date cowrie, Cypraea spadicea
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 34206  
A SCUBA diver enters a submarine cavern at Santa Barbara Island, underwater cave
A SCUBA diver enters a submarine cavern at Santa Barbara Island, underwater cave.
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 23423  
Aggregating anemone detail, Anthopleura elegantissima, San Miguel Island
Aggregating anemone detail.
Species: Aggregating anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima
Location: San Miguel Island, California
Image ID: 00290  
California sea lion, juveniles at play in kelp forest, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island
California sea lion, juveniles at play in kelp forest.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 00619  
Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, San Miguel Island
Northern fur seal.
Species: Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus
Location: San Miguel Island, California
Image ID: 00965  
Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus, San Miguel Island
Northern fur seal.
Species: Northern fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus
Location: San Miguel Island, California
Image ID: 00967  
Kelp frond in motion, time exposure, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island
Kelp frond in motion, time exposure.
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 02344  
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 02436  
Kelp stipe and blades, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island
Kelp stipe and blades.
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 02498  
California bat ray swimming amidst giant kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Myliobatis californica, Santa Barbara Island
California bat ray swimming amidst giant kelp forest.
Species: California bat ray, Macrocystis pyrifera, Myliobatis californica
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 03414  
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 03803  
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 03804  
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 03807  
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 03811  
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island
California sea lion, Webster Point rookery.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 03812  
California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, Santa Barbara Island
California sea lion.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 04827  
California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Zalophus californianus
California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California
Image ID: 06285  
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