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Brown pelican, winter adult breeding plumage, showing bright red gular pouch and dark brown hindneck plumage of breeding adults.  This large seabird has a wingspan over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status, due largely to predation in the early 1900s and to decades of poor reproduction caused by DDT poisoning, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla Add To Light Table Brown pelican, non-breeding winter plumage.  This large seabird has a wingspan over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status, due largely to predation in the early 1900s and to decades of poor reproduction caused by DDT poisoning, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla Add To Light Table Brown pelican in flight.  The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status.  In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla Add To Light Table
Brown pelican, winter adult breeding plumage, showing bright red gular pouch and dark brown hindneck plumage of breeding adults. This large seabird has a wingspan over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status, due largely to predation in the early 1900s and to decades of poor reproduction caused by DDT poisoning.
Image ID: 20074  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Brown pelican, non-breeding winter plumage. This large seabird has a wingspan over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status, due largely to predation in the early 1900s and to decades of poor reproduction caused by DDT poisoning.
Image ID: 20087  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Brown pelican in flight. The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage.
Image ID: 20293  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight in the surf for access for mating females that are in estrous.  Such fighting among elephant seals can take place on the beach or in the water.  They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table Brown pelican in flight. The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla Add To Light Table Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji, Crinoidea Add To Light Table
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight in the surf for access for mating females that are in estrous. Such fighting among elephant seals can take place on the beach or in the water. They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides.
Image ID: 20369  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Brown pelican in flight. The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage.
Image ID: 28357  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 34767  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Crinoidea
Location: Fiji
 
Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail, Ophiothrix spiculata Add To Light Table Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail, Ophiothrix spiculata Add To Light Table Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail, Ophiothrix spiculata Add To Light Table
Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail.
Image ID: 35074  
Species: Brittle Sea Star, Ophiothrix spiculata
 
Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail.
Image ID: 35077  
Species: Brittle Sea Star, Ophiothrix spiculata
 
Spiny brittle stars (starfish) detail.
Image ID: 35079  
Species: Brittle Sea Star, Ophiothrix spiculata
 
Colorful starfish (sea stars) cling to the reef, covered with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island Add To Light Table Colorful starfish (sea stars) cling to the reef, covered with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island Add To Light Table Colorful starfish (sea stars) cling to the reef, covered with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island Add To Light Table
Colorful starfish (sea stars) cling to the reef, covered with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island.
Image ID: 35293  
Location: British Columbia, Canada
 
Colorful starfish (sea stars) cling to the reef, covered with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island.
Image ID: 35294  
Location: British Columbia, Canada
 
Colorful starfish (sea stars) cling to the reef, covered with invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island.
Image ID: 35303  
Location: British Columbia, Canada
 
Starfish cling to a rocky reef, surrounded by other colorful invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island Add To Light Table Starfish cling to a rocky reef, surrounded by other colorful invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island Add To Light Table Pyrosome in Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island, Pyrosoma Add To Light Table
Starfish cling to a rocky reef, surrounded by other colorful invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island.
Image ID: 35326  
Location: British Columbia, Canada
 
Starfish cling to a rocky reef, surrounded by other colorful invertebrate life. Browning Pass, Vancouver Island.
Image ID: 35342  
Location: British Columbia, Canada
 
Pyrosome in Kelp Forest, Santa Barbara Island.
Image ID: 35826  
Species: Pyrosome, Pyrosoma
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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 Add To Light Table Brown pelican portrait, displaying winter plumage with distinctive yellow head feathers and colorful gular throat pouch, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table Brown pelican in flight. The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis, La Jolla Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 35827  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Brown pelican portrait, displaying winter plumage with distinctive yellow head feathers and colorful gular throat pouch.
Image ID: 36684  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Brown pelican in flight. The wingspan of the brown pelican is over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status. In winter months, breeding adults assume a dramatic plumage.
Image ID: 36685  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Brown pelican portrait, displaying winter plumage with distinctive yellow head feathers and colorful gular throat pouch, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis, La Jolla, California Add To Light Table Brown pelican portrait, displaying winter plumage with distinctive yellow head feathers and colorful gular throat pouch, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis, La Jolla, California 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
Brown pelican portrait, displaying winter plumage with distinctive yellow head feathers and colorful gular throat pouch.
Image ID: 36688  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Brown pelican portrait, displaying winter plumage with distinctive yellow head feathers and colorful gular throat pouch.
Image ID: 36791  
Species: Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, Pelecanus occidentalis
Location: La Jolla, 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
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island Add To Light Table
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37193  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37199  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji.
Image ID: 31355  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Gorgonian, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 
Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Tubastrea micrantha, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island Add To Light Table Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Mount Mutiny, Bligh Waters, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Vatu I Ra Passage Add To Light Table Gorgonian Sea Fan on Coral Reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island Add To Light Table
Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.
Image ID: 31363  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Black Sun Coral, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Tubastrea micrantha
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 
Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Mount Mutiny, Bligh Waters, Fiji.
Image ID: 31368  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Gorgonian, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 
Gorgonian Sea Fan on Coral Reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31373  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Gorgonian, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 
Red Gorgonian and Yellow Crinoid on Coral Reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Tubastrea micrantha, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago Add To Light Table Yellow crinoid, green fan coral and red gorgonian on colorful and pristine coral reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Tubastrea micrantha, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago Add To Light Table Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island Add To Light Table
Red Gorgonian and Yellow Crinoid on Coral Reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31395  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Gorgonian, Black Sun Coral, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Tubastrea micrantha
Location: Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Yellow crinoid, green fan coral and red gorgonian on colorful and pristine coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31396  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Gorgonian, Black Sun Coral, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Tubastrea micrantha
Location: Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji.
Image ID: 31404  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Gorgonian, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
 


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