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Stephanocystis dioica kelp algae on a shallow rocky reef, reflected underneath the surface of the ocean, Stephanocystis dioica, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Sunlight glows throughout a 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, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest. Giant kelp can grow up to 2' in a single day given optimal conditions. Epic submarine forests of kelp grow throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Stephanocystis dioica kelp algae on a shallow rocky reef, reflected underneath the surface of the ocean.
Image ID: 37063  
Species: Stephanocystis dioica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight glows throughout a 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: 37086  
Species: Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp plant off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest. Giant kelp can grow up to 2' in a single day given optimal conditions. Epic submarine forests of kelp grow throughout California's Southern Channel Islands.
Image ID: 37100  
Species: Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi maintains a patch of algae (just in front of the fish) to entice a female to lay a clutch of eggs Add To Light Table Giant kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Small gas bladders -- pneumatocysts -- connect the kelp's stipes ("stems") to its blades ("leaves"). These bladders help elevate the kelp plant from the bottom, towards sunlight and the water's surface, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Giant kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Small gas bladders -- pneumatocysts -- connect the kelp's stipes ("stems") to its blades ("leaves"). These bladders help elevate the kelp plant from the bottom, towards sunlight and the water's surface, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Garibaldi maintains a patch of algae (just in front of the fish) to entice a female to lay a clutch of eggs.
Image ID: 37144  
 
Giant kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Small gas bladders -- pneumatocysts -- connect the kelp's stipes ("stems") to its blades ("leaves"). These bladders help elevate the kelp plant from the bottom, towards sunlight and the water's surface.
Image ID: 33439  
Species: Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant kelp frond showing pneumatocysts. Small gas bladders -- pneumatocysts -- connect the kelp's stipes ("stems") to its blades ("leaves"). These bladders help elevate the kelp plant from the bottom, towards sunlight and the water's surface.
Image ID: 33440  
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: 33441  
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: 33442  
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: 33443  
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: 33444  
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: 33445  
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: 33446  
Species: Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp holdfast attaches the plant to the rocky reef on the oceans bottom. Kelp blades are visible above the holdfast, swaying in the current, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea californica Add To Light Table Garibaldi and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica Add To Light Table
Kelp holdfast attaches the plant to the rocky reef on the oceans bottom. Kelp blades are visible above the holdfast, swaying in the current.
Image ID: 34212  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 34219  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 30864  
Species: Garibaldi, California golden gorgonian, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Hypsypops rubicundus,  Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, San Clemente Island, Muricea californica Add To Light Table Blacksmith Chromis and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica Add To Light Table
Garibaldi and red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 30870  
Species: Garibaldi, Red gorgonian, Hypsypops rubicundus, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, San Clemente Island.
Image ID: 30909  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Blacksmith Chromis and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 30956  
Species: Blacksmith, California golden gorgonian, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Brandt's Cormorant Flying with Nesting Material, a clump of seaweed (marine algae), La Jolla, Phalacrocorax penicillatus Add To Light Table Coronado Islands Underwater Reefscape, various algae on rocky reef, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Add To Light Table Coronado Islands Underwater Reefscape, various algae on rocky reef, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Add To Light Table
Brandt's Cormorant Flying with Nesting Material, a clump of seaweed (marine algae), La Jolla.
Image ID: 36837  
Species: Brandt's Cormorant, Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Coronado Islands Underwater Reefscape, various algae on rocky reef.
Image ID: 37048  
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Coronado Islands Underwater Reefscape, various algae on rocky reef.
Image ID: 37052  
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Drift kelp, a kelp paddy, floating patch of kelp on the open ocean which attracts marine life and forms of moving oasis of life, an open ocean habitat, aerial photo, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table California bat ray in kelp forest, Myliobatis californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Garibaldi in kelp forest, Hypsypops rubicundus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Drift kelp, a kelp paddy, floating patch of kelp on the open ocean which attracts marine life and forms of moving oasis of life, an open ocean habitat, aerial photo.
Image ID: 29083  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: California, USA
 
California bat ray in kelp forest.
Image ID: 00267  
Species: California bat ray, Myliobatis californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi in kelp forest.
Image ID: 01055  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Blue shark and offshore drift kelp, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Diego, California Add To Light Table Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean.
Image ID: 01077  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue shark and offshore drift kelp.
Image ID: 01082  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Blue shark and offshore drift kelp paddy, open ocean.
Image ID: 01153  
Species: Blue shark, Prionace glauca, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Giant kelp, blades, stipes and pneumatocysts, backlit by the sun in shallow water, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table A leopard shark, swimming through the shallows waters of a California reef, underwater, Cystoseira osmundacea marine algae growing on rocky reef, Triakis semifasciata, Cystoseira osmundacea, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Marine iguana, underwater, forages for green algae that grows on the lava reef, Amblyrhynchus cristatus, Bartolome Island Add To Light Table
Giant kelp, blades, stipes and pneumatocysts, backlit by the sun in shallow water.
Image ID: 25401  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A leopard shark, swimming through the shallows waters of a California reef, underwater, Cystoseira osmundacea marine algae growing on rocky reef.
Image ID: 25417  
Species: Leopard shark, Triakis semifasciata, Cystoseira osmundacea
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Marine iguana, underwater, forages for green algae that grows on the lava reef.
Image ID: 16227  
Species: Marine iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Location: Bartolome Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 


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Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Salema (Haemulidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Wrasse (Labridae)
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
Animal  >  Ray  >  Bat Ray
Animal  >  Reptile  >  Iguana  >  Marine Iguana
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Gallery  >  California
Gallery  >  Catalina Island Underwater
Gallery  >  Galapagos Islands
Gallery  >  Gorgonian
Gallery  >  Icon
Gallery  >  Islas Coronado
Gallery  >  Kelp Forest
Gallery  >  La Jolla
Gallery  >  Landscape
Gallery  >  Man And Ocean
Gallery  >  Ocean And Light
Gallery  >  Ocean And Motion
Gallery  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)
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Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  National Marine Sanctuaries  >  Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary  >  Santa Barbara Island
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Amblyrhynchus cristatus
Asparagopsis taxiformis
Chelonia mydas
Chromis punctipinnis
Cystoseira osmundacea
Eisenia arborea
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Muricea californica
Muricea fruticosa
Myliobatis californica
Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Phyllospadix
Phyllospadix sp.
Prionace glauca
Pyrosoma
Sargassum horneri
Semicossyphus pulcher
Stephanocystis dioica
Triakis semifasciata
Xenistius californiensis

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