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Giant kelpfish amidst kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Diver and red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Jack mackerel and kelp, Trachurus symmetricus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Giant kelpfish amidst kelp.
Image ID: 01291  
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Diver and red gorgonian.
Image ID: 01485  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Jack mackerel and kelp.
Image ID: 01499  
Species: Pacific jack mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Garibaldi and kelp forest, Hypsypops rubicundus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table California Golden gorgonian, red gorgonian, sheephead, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Kelp forest.
Image ID: 02412  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and kelp forest.
Image ID: 02509  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California Golden gorgonian, red gorgonian, sheephead.
Image ID: 02533  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California Golden gorgonian polyps.  The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by, Muricea californica, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table California Golden gorgonian in kelp forest, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Red gorgonian on rocky reef below kelp forest, Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
California Golden gorgonian polyps. The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by.
Image ID: 03481  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California Golden gorgonian in kelp forest.
Image ID: 03486  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian on rocky reef below kelp forest.
Image ID: 03827  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Red gorgonians, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Kelp forest.
Image ID: 04661  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonians.
Image ID: 04747  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi.
Image ID: 05075  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian, polyp detail, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table California Golden gorgonian in kelp forest, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Red gorgonian, polyp detail.
Image ID: 07005  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California Golden gorgonian in kelp forest.
Image ID: 01280  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian.
Image ID: 05333  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds grow upward from the reef below to reach the ocean surface and spread out to form a living canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Garibaldi swims over a kelp covered reef, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table A freediving spearfisherman glides quietly through the kelp forest in search of game fish to hunt.  The most skilled spearfishermen forego the use of SCUBA, which is noisy underwater and scares away fish.  Instead, they practice breathhold techniques to move silently through the water.  San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Kelp fronds grow upward from the reef below to reach the ocean surface and spread out to form a living canopy.
Image ID: 07490  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi swims over a kelp covered reef.
Image ID: 10192  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A freediving spearfisherman glides quietly through the kelp forest in search of game fish to hunt. The most skilled spearfishermen forego the use of SCUBA, which is noisy underwater and scares away fish. Instead, they practice breathhold techniques to move silently through the water. San Clemente Island.
Image ID: 10235  
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A garibaldi fish (orange), surf grass (green) and palm kelp (brown) on the rocky reef -- all appearing blurred in this time exposure -- are tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix, Hypsypops rubicundus Add To Light Table A kelp forest.  Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy.  Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest.  Lush forests of kelp are found through California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island 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
A garibaldi fish (orange), surf grass (green) and palm kelp (brown) on the rocky reef -- all appearing blurred in this time exposure -- are tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above. San Clemente Island.
Image ID: 10238  
Species: Surfgrass, Phyllospadix, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A kelp forest. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found through California's Southern Channel Islands.
Image ID: 23455  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente 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: 25404  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Diver amidst kelp 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 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
Diver amidst kelp forest.
Image ID: 19925  
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: 25405  
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: 25411  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
San Clemente Island, aerial photo, steep cliffs and mountainous terrain on the south eastern shore of the island Add To Light Table Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
San Clemente Island, aerial photo, steep cliffs and mountainous terrain on the south eastern shore of the island.
Image ID: 25981  
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest.
Image ID: 03418  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Kelp forest.
Image ID: 19923  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Ghost lobster trap, abandoned lobster trap, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Fish hiding in invasive sargassum, Sargassum horneri, San Clemente Island, Sargassum horneri Add To Light Table
Ghost lobster trap, abandoned lobster trap, San Clemente Island.
Image ID: 30872  
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Fish hiding in invasive sargassum, Sargassum horneri, San Clemente Island.
Image ID: 30873  
Species: Sargassum horneri
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 


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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Asparagopsis taxiformis
Chromis punctipinnis
Eisenia arborea
Gymnothorax mordax
Haliotis corrugata
Heterodontus francisci
Heterostichus rostratus
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Muricea californica
Muricea fruticosa
Myliobatis californica
Phyllospadix
Phyllospadix sp.
Sargassum horneri
Semicossyphus pulcher
Stephanocystis dioica
Trachurus symmetricus
Zalophus californianus

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