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Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts, Macrocystis pyrifera, Santa Barbara Island Add To Light Table California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table Garibaldi and Brown Gorgonian Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Kelp frond showing pneumatocysts.
Image ID: 02435  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
California sea lions, socializing/resting, Webster Point rookery, Santa Barbara Island, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.
Image ID: 06284  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
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 Add To Light Table California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus 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
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
 
California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island. Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. It is home to a large population of sea lions.
Image ID: 23429  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara 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
 
California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island.  Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park.  It is home to a large population of sea lions, Zalophus californianus Add To Light Table Red 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, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.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
California sea lions, underwater at Santa Barbara Island. Santa Barbara Island, 38 miles off the coast of southern California, is part of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Channel Islands National Park. It is home to a large population of sea lions.
Image ID: 23422  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Red 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.
Image ID: 25394  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, 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: 25396  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente 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
 
Stephanocystis dioica kelp algae on a shallow rocky reef, reflected underneath the surface of the ocean, Stephanocystis dioica, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Sunlight glows throughout a 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, San Clemente Island 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
Stephanocystis dioica kelp algae on a shallow rocky reef, reflected underneath the surface of the ocean.
Image ID: 37063  
Species: Stephanocystis dioica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Sunlight glows throughout a 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: 37086  
Species: Giant Kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, 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
 
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 San Clemente Island Pyramid Head, the distinctive pyramid shaped southern end of the island This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.Add To Light Table Webster Point, Santa Barbara Island, aerial photograph Add To Light Table
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37199  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
San Clemente Island Pyramid Head, the distinctive pyramid shaped southern end of the island.
Image ID: 29358  
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Webster Point, Santa Barbara Island, aerial photograph.
Image ID: 29365  
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
 
Point Bennett, San Miguel Island, aerial photograph Add To Light Table San Miguel Island south side, aerial photograph This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.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
Point Bennett, San Miguel Island, aerial photograph.
Image ID: 29381  
Location: San Miguel Island, California, USA
 
San Miguel Island south side, aerial photograph.
Image ID: 29385  
Location: San Miguel 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, Stereolepis gigas, 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, 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.
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.
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, 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, endangered species, reaching up to 8' in length and 500 lbs, amid giant kelp forest, Stereolepis gigas, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
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
 
Giant black sea bass, gathering in a mating - courtship aggregation amid kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 33362  
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: 33363  
Species: Giant Black Sea Bass, Stereolepis gigas
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 


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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Allopora californica
Callorhinus ursinus
Chromis punctipinnis
Corynactis californica
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Muricea californica
Muricea fruticosa
Myliobatis californica
Parazoanthus lucificum
Phyllospadix
Savalia lucifica
Stephanocystis dioica
Stereolepis gigas
Stylaster californicus
Xenistius californiensis
Zalophus californianus

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