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Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest. Catalina Island, California, USA, 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. Catalina Island, California, USA, 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. Catalina Island, California, USA, 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. Catalina Island, California, USA.
Image ID: 34617  
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. Catalina Island, California, USA.
Image ID: 34618  
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. Catalina Island, California, USA.
Image ID: 34619  
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. Catalina Island, California, USA, 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. Catalina Island, California, USA, Stereolepis gigas Add To Light Table Garibaldi and 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. Catalina Island, California, USA Add To Light Table
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest. Catalina Island, California, USA.
Image ID: 34620  
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. Catalina Island, California, USA.
Image ID: 34621  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and 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. Catalina Island, California, USA.
Image ID: 34623  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds, translucent, backlit by sun, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table California sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater, Semicossyphus pulcher, Muricea californica, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Kelp fronds, translucent, backlit by sun.
Image ID: 23436  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater.
Image ID: 23448  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
California sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 23449  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher, Muricea californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Self portrait, underwater swimming through kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island 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, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Self portrait, underwater swimming through kelp forest.
Image ID: 23492  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater.
Image ID: 23456  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
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.
Image ID: 23457  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
California sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater, Semicossyphus pulcher, Muricea californica, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, gas filled bladders float the kelp and leaf-like blades collect sunlight, underwater, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
California sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 23472  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher, Muricea californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, gas filled bladders float the kelp and leaf-like blades collect sunlight, underwater.
Image ID: 23473  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater.
Image ID: 23482  
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, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Garibaldi swims beside golden and red gorgonians, underwater, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Marine algae, various species, in shallow water underwater, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 23483  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi swims beside golden and red gorgonians, underwater.
Image ID: 23484  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Marine algae, various species, in shallow water underwater.
Image ID: 23497  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest canopy, sunlight filters through giant kelp as it grows up from the sea floor and spread out on the ocean surface, underwater, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Golden gorgonian and kelp forest, underwater, Muricea californica, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp forest is swept back by ocean currents, underwater, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Kelp forest canopy, sunlight filters through giant kelp as it grows up from the sea floor and spread out on the ocean surface, underwater.
Image ID: 23502  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Golden gorgonian and kelp forest, underwater.
Image ID: 23503  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest is swept back by ocean currents, underwater.
Image ID: 23512  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Garibaldi fish on kelp forest reef, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Garibaldi fish on kelp forest reef, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater.
Image ID: 23517  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi fish on kelp forest reef, underwater.
Image ID: 25424  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi fish on kelp forest reef, underwater.
Image ID: 25425  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi fish on kelp forest reef, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Southern sea palms, palm kelp, Marine algae, various species, in shallow water underwater, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Garibaldi fish on kelp forest reef, underwater.
Image ID: 25426  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Southern sea palms, palm kelp, Marine algae, various species, in shallow water underwater.
Image ID: 23526  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater.
Image ID: 23530  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Golden and red gorgonians, kelp forest in background, underwater, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, gas filled bladders float the kelp and leaf-like blades collect sunlight, underwater, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Golden and red gorgonians, kelp forest in background, underwater.
Image ID: 23531  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering stands of giant kelp, underwater.
Image ID: 23539  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, gas filled bladders float the kelp and leaf-like blades collect sunlight, underwater.
Image ID: 23546  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
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  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Wrasse (Labridae)
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Hydrocoral
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
Gallery  >  Aerial
Gallery  >  California
Gallery  >  Giant Sea Bass
Gallery  >  Gorgonian
Gallery  >  Island
Gallery  >  Kelp Forest
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Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Kelp Forest
Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Kelp Forest  >  Animal In Kelp
Plant  >  Marine Plant  >  Giant Kelp
Plant  >  Marine Plant  >  Giant Kelp  >  Frond / Stipe / Pneumatocyst / Detail
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Subject  >  Technique  >  Aerial Photo
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater
Subject  >  Weird  >  Self Portrait

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Allopora californica
Chromis punctipinnis
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lophogorgia chilensis
Lythrypnus dalli
Macrocystis pyrifera
Muricea californica
Muricea fruticosa
Semicossyphus pulcher
Stereolepis gigas
Stylaster californicus
Xenistius californiensis

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Updated: July 8, 2020