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Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest, Stereolepis gigas, Catalina Island Purple hydrocoral  Stylaster californicus and yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Epizoanthus giveni Purple hydrocoral  Stylaster californicus, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Giant black sea bass, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 33370  
Species: Giant black sea bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus and yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37217  
Species: Hydrocoral, Givens Zoanthid, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Epizoanthus giveni
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37268  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi in kelp forest, Catalina Island Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater, Catalina Island 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
Garibaldi in kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37145  
 
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 37154  
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: 37156  
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 Golden gorgonian (Muricea californica) on Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island California golden gorgonian under a kelp forest, Catalina Island
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: 37164  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Golden gorgonian (Muricea californica) on Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37180  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian under a kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37186  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island
Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37187  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37188  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37192  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island
Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37194  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37196  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37197  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis with yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthis giveni, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Epizoanthus giveni The rare yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, in large aggregations on the Yellow Wall at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Epizoanthus giveni
Fisheye view of a Giant Kelp Forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37198  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis with yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthis giveni, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37218  
Species: Red gorgonian, Givens Zoanthid, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Epizoanthus giveni
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
The rare yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, in large aggregations on the Yellow Wall at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37221  
Species: Givens Zoanthid, Epizoanthus giveni
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
The rare yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, in large aggregations on the Yellow Wall at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Epizoanthus giveni Purple hydrocoral  Stylaster californicus and yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, and clusters of hydroids, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Epizoanthus giveni Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
The rare yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, in large aggregations on the Yellow Wall at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37222  
Species: Givens Zoanthid, Epizoanthus giveni
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus and yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, and clusters of hydroids, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37223  
Species: Hydrocoral, Givens Zoanthid, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Epizoanthus giveni
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37224  
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Pacific torpedo ray Tetronarce californica, amidst huge schools of fish and baitfish, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island. This electric ray will shock the hell out of you if you are not careful, Tetronarce californica, Torpedo californica Purple hydrocoral  Stylaster californicus, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus Red gorgonian, California golden gorgonian, purple hydrocoral, on rocky reef, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Pacific torpedo ray Tetronarce californica, amidst huge schools of fish and baitfish, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island. This electric ray will shock the hell out of you if you are not careful.
Image ID: 37229  
Species: Pacific torpedo ray, Tetronarce californica, Torpedo californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37239  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian, California golden gorgonian, purple hydrocoral, on rocky reef, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37245  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis Purple hydrocoral  Stylaster californicus, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus Huge mixed schools of fish on Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Medialuna californiensis
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37246  
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37247  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Huge mixed schools of fish on Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37249  
Species: Halfmoon perch, Medialuna californiensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Purple hydrocoral  Stylaster californicus, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis. The lower sea fan has its polyps retracted while the upper sea fan has all of its polyps extended into the current. Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis Purple hydrocoral  Stylaster californicus, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37265  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis. The lower sea fan has its polyps retracted while the upper sea fan has all of its polyps extended into the current. Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37267  
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37273  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 


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Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Color and Pattern  >  Adult - Juvenile Difference
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Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Behavior  >  Schooling
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Chromis (Pomacentridae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Damselfish (Pomacentridae)  >  Garibaldi
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Allopora californica
Chondria acrorhizophora
Chromis punctipinnis
Corynactis californica
Epizoanthus giveni
Hypsypops rubicundus
Leptogorgia chilensis
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Medialuna californiensis
Muricea californica
Parazoanthus lucificum
Phyllospadix
Sargassum horneri
Savalia lucifica
Stephanocystis dioica
Stereolepis gigas
Stylaster californicus
Tetronarce californica
Torpedo californica
Xenistius californiensis

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Updated: January 28, 2022