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Simnia and egg cluster on red gorgonian, Delonovolva aequalis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Anacapa Island Add To Light Table Nudibranch, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary Add To Light Table Krill and squid school at the ocean surface, moments before blue and fin whales rise to the surface to feed.  The krill is likely Euphausia pacifica, the squid are likely Loligo opalescens. A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales, Loligo opalescens, Euphausia pacifica, San Diego, California Add To Light Table
Simnia and egg cluster on red gorgonian.
Image ID: 01983  
Species: Simnia, Delonovolva aequalis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Anacapa Island, California, USA
 
Nudibranch.
Image ID: 00704  
Location: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary, American Samoa, USA
 
Krill and squid school at the ocean surface, moments before blue and fin whales rise to the surface to feed. The krill is likely Euphausia pacifica, the squid are likely Loligo opalescens. A thin cloud of pink krill gathers at the ocean surface, where it is likely to be preyed upon by sharks, fish, birds and whales.
Image ID: 27152  
Species: Krill, common squid, Loligo opalescens, Euphausia pacifica
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis Add To Light Table Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis Add To Light Table
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column.
Image ID: 10214  
Species: Norris' top snail, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Common cuttlefish.
Image ID: 11777  
Species: Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis
 
Common cuttlefish.
Image ID: 11778  
Species: Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis
 
Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis Add To Light Table Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis Add To Light Table Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens Add To Light Table
Common cuttlefish.
Image ID: 11779  
Species: Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis
 
Common cuttlefish.
Image ID: 11780  
Species: Common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis
 
Red abalone.
Image ID: 11822  
Species: Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens
 
Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens Add To Light Table Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens Add To Light Table Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens Add To Light Table
Red abalone.
Image ID: 11823  
Species: Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens
 
Red abalone.
Image ID: 11824  
Species: Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens
 
Red abalone.
Image ID: 11825  
Species: Red abalone, Haliotis rufescens
 
Green abalone, Haliotis fulgens Add To Light Table Venus comb murex.  Scientists speculate that the distinctively long and narrow spines are a protection against fish and other mollusks and prevent the mollusk from sinking into the soft, sandy mud where it is commonly found, Murex pecten Add To Light Table California sea cucumber.  Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs, Parastichopus californicus Add To Light Table
Green abalone.
Image ID: 12888  
Species: Green abalone, Haliotis fulgens
 
Venus comb murex. Scientists speculate that the distinctively long and narrow spines are a protection against fish and other mollusks and prevent the mollusk from sinking into the soft, sandy mud where it is commonly found.
Image ID: 12971  
Species: Venus comb murex, Murex pecten
 
California sea cucumber. Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs.
Image ID: 13732  
Species: California sea cucumber, Parastichopus californicus
 
California sea cucumber.  Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs, Parastichopus californicus Add To Light Table Rock scallop surrounded by strawberry anemones, Crassedoma giganteum, Corynactis californica Add To Light Table Rock scallop, Crassedoma giganteum Add To Light Table
California sea cucumber. Sea cucumbers are related to sea stars and sea urchins. The sharp looking spines are soft to the touch and disappear into the skin when disturbed. If this visual defense doesnt work, the sea cucumber will expel its respiratory system. When this occurs in the wild it can regrow the lost organs.
Image ID: 13733  
Species: California sea cucumber, Parastichopus californicus
 
Rock scallop surrounded by strawberry anemones.
Image ID: 14006  
Species: Rock scallop, Crassedoma giganteum, Corynactis californica
 
Rock scallop.
Image ID: 14007  
Species: Rock scallop, Crassedoma giganteum
 
Rock scallop, Crassedoma giganteum Add To Light Table Chestnut cowry, mantle exposed to completely cover the hard exterior shell, Cypraea spadicea Add To Light Table Squid egg casings.  Each casing housings hundreds of tiny squid eggs.  After the female squid has planted her egg casings to the sandy bottom, she will die, Loligo opalescens Add To Light Table
Rock scallop.
Image ID: 14008  
Species: Rock scallop, Crassedoma giganteum
 
Chestnut cowry, mantle exposed to completely cover the hard exterior shell.
Image ID: 14020  
Species: Chestnut Cowrie, Date Cowrie, Cypraea spadicea
 
Squid egg casings. Each casing housings hundreds of tiny squid eggs. After the female squid has planted her egg casings to the sandy bottom, she will die.
Image ID: 14931  
Species: Common squid, Loligo opalescens
 
Zebra shark.  The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes.  It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m), Stegostoma fasciatum Add To Light Table Zebra shark.  The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes.  It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m), Stegostoma fasciatum Add To Light Table Zebra shark.  The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes.  It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m), Stegostoma fasciatum Add To Light Table
Zebra shark. The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes. It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m).
Image ID: 14967  
Species: Zebra shark, Stegostoma fasciatum
 
Zebra shark. The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes. It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m).
Image ID: 14968  
Species: Zebra shark, Stegostoma fasciatum
 
Zebra shark. The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes. It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m).
Image ID: 14969  
Species: Zebra shark, Stegostoma fasciatum
 
Zebra shark.  The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes.  It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m), Stegostoma fasciatum Add To Light Table Zebra shark.  The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes.  It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m), Stegostoma fasciatum Add To Light Table Zebra shark.  The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes.  It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m), Stegostoma fasciatum Add To Light Table
Zebra shark. The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes. It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m).
Image ID: 14970  
Species: Zebra shark, Stegostoma fasciatum
 
Zebra shark. The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes. It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m).
Image ID: 14971  
Species: Zebra shark, Stegostoma fasciatum
 
Zebra shark. The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes. It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m).
Image ID: 14972  
Species: Zebra shark, Stegostoma fasciatum
 
Zebra shark.  The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes.  It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m), Stegostoma fasciatum Add To Light Table Zebra shark.  The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes.  It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m), Stegostoma fasciatum Add To Light Table Zebra shark.  The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes.  It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m), Stegostoma fasciatum Add To Light Table
Zebra shark. The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes. It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m).
Image ID: 14973  
Species: Zebra shark, Stegostoma fasciatum
 
Zebra shark. The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes. It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m).
Image ID: 14974  
Species: Zebra shark, Stegostoma fasciatum
 
Zebra shark. The zebra shark feeds on mollusks, crabs, shrimps and small fishes. It can reach a length of 10 feet (3m).
Image ID: 14975  
Species: Zebra shark, Stegostoma fasciatum
 


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Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Corallimorphs / False Coral
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Crustacean  >  Crab
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Crustacean  >  Lobster
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Eye
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Mantle
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Polyp
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Shell
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Sucker
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Tentacle
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Behavior  >  Reproduction / Mating
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Bivalve  >  Scallop
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Cephalopod  >  Cuttlefish
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Cephalopod  >  Nautilus
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Cephalopod  >  Octopus
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Cephalopod  >  Squid
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Cadlina luteomarginata
Conus californicus
Corolla calceola
Corynactis californica
Crassedoma giganteum
Cyphoma gibbosum
Cypraea spadicea
Delonovolva aequalis
Dendronotus albus
Dendronotus sp.
Diaulula nobilis
Diaulula sandiegensis
Doriopsilla albopunctata
Eudistylia polymorpha
Euphausia pacifica
Flabellina iodinea
Flabellina trilineata
Flabellinopsis iodinea
Haliotis corrugata
Haliotis fulgens
Haliotis rufescens
Hermissenda crassicornis
Heterodontus francisci
Kelletia kelleti
Loligo opalescens
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Mexichromis porterae
Murex pecten
Myliobatis californica
Nautilus pompilius
Navanax aenigmaticus
Norrisia norrisi
Octopus sp.
Olivella biplicata
Pagurus granosimanus
Panulirus interruptus
Parastichopus californicus
Polinices lewisii
Sepia officinalis
Stegostoma fasciatum
Tambja eliora
Tambja fusca
Triopha catalinae

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