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California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Stylaster californicus, Allopora 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, 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
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica).
Image ID: 37177  
Species: Hydrocoral, Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
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, Muricea californica, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Aerial photo of the West End of Catalina Island Add To Light Table California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 23432  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
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).
Image ID: 37184  
Species: Hydrocoral, Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica
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 California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica) and palm kelp, with orange garibaldi fish whizzing by, Catalina Island, Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica 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
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
 
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica) and palm kelp, with orange garibaldi fish whizzing by, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37175  
Species: Hydrocoral, Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica
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 Red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) rises above fields of purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica) on Farnsworth Bank, Catalina Island, Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica 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
 
Red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) rises above fields of purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica) on Farnsworth Bank, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37179  
Species: Hydrocoral, Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Salema schooling amid kelp forest, Xenistius californiensis, Macrocystis pyrifera,, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Juvenile garibaldi in motion, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Hydrocoral, Farnsworth Banks, Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Salema schooling amid kelp forest.
Image ID: 01022  
Species: Salema, Xenistius californiensis, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Juvenile garibaldi in motion.
Image ID: 02343  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Hydrocoral, Farnsworth Banks.
Image ID: 04704  
Species: Hydrocoral, Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica
Location: Catalina 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 Red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) on Farnsworth Banks reef, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, giant kelp forest, 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  
 
Red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) on Farnsworth Banks reef.
Image ID: 37181  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
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 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 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
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37199  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 33357  
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.
Image ID: 33358  
Species: Giant Black Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island, Stereolepis gigas 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 Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island, Stereolepis gigas Add To Light Table
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 33359  
Species: Giant Black Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 33360  
Species: Giant Black Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 33361  
Species: Giant Black Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 


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Categories Appearing Among These Images:
Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Giant Sea Bass
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Color and Pattern  >  Adult - Juvenile Difference
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Color and Pattern  >  Spot
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Juvenile
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Behavior  >  Schooling
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Chromis (Pomacentridae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Damselfish (Pomacentridae)  >  Garibaldi
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Giant Sea Bass (Percichthyidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Goby (Gobiidae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Indo-Pacific  >  California / Baja California
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Salema (Haemulidae)
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Hydrocoral
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Allopora californica
Chromis punctipinnis
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lythrypnus dalli
Macrocystis pyrifera
Muricea californica
Muricea fruticosa
Parazoanthus lucificum
Savalia lucifica
Stereolepis gigas
Stylaster californicus
Xenistius californiensis

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Updated: September 16, 2021