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Southern sea palm, palm kelp, underwater, San Clemente Island, Eisenia arborea Add To Light Table Garibaldi and various marine algae, San Clemente Island, Hypsypops rubicundus Add To Light Table Red gorgonian (left) and California golden gorgonian (right) on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live 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, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Southern sea palm, palm kelp, underwater, San Clemente Island.
Image ID: 30917  
Species: Southern sea palm, Eisenia arborea
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and various marine algae, San Clemente Island.
Image ID: 30954  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian (left) and California golden gorgonian (right) on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live 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: 23509  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A giant kelpfish swims over Southern sea palms and a kelp-covered reef, mimicing the color and pattern of the kelp leaves perfectly, camoflage, Heterostichus rostratus, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Feather boa kelp (long brown fuzzy stuff) and other marine algae cover the rocky reef, Egregia menziesii, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table California bat ray, laying on sandy ocean bottom amid kelp and rocky reef, Myliobatis californica, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
A giant kelpfish swims over Southern sea palms and a kelp-covered reef, mimicing the color and pattern of the kelp leaves perfectly, camoflage.
Image ID: 25414  
Species: Giant kelpfish, Southern Sea Palm, Heterostichus rostratus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Feather boa kelp (long brown fuzzy stuff) and other marine algae cover the rocky reef.
Image ID: 25416  
Species: Feather boa kelp, Egregia menziesii
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California bat ray, laying on sandy ocean bottom amid kelp and rocky reef.
Image ID: 25437  
Species: California bat ray, Myliobatis californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonians and California golden gorgonians 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, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table China Hat Point, San Clemente Island, sunrise Add To Light Table Giant kelpfish in kelp, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Red gorgonians and California golden gorgonians 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: 30912  
Species: Blacksmith, California golden gorgonian, Red gorgonian, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
China Hat Point, San Clemente Island, sunrise.
Image ID: 23556  
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Giant kelpfish in kelp.
Image ID: 05142  
Species: Giant kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Panoramic photo of San Clemente Island, southern end from China Hat Point (aka, Balanced Rock, right) along the length of Pyramid Cove, sunrise Add To Light Table
Panoramic photo of San Clemente Island, southern end from China Hat Point (aka, Balanced Rock, right) along the length of Pyramid Cove, sunrise.
Image ID: 23599  
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
Pano dimensions: 2629 x 26293
 


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Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Behavior  >  Camoflage
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Behavior  >  Schooling
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Damselfish (Pomacentridae)  >  Garibaldi
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Indo-Pacific  >  California / Baja California
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Mackerel (Scombridae)
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Wrasse (Labridae)
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Polyp
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  California Sea Lion
Gallery  >  Abstract
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Gallery  >  California
Gallery  >  California Sea Lion
Gallery  >  Gorgonian
Gallery  >  Icon
Gallery  >  Island
Gallery  >  Kelp Forest
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Gallery  >  Man And Animal
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Plant  >  Marine Algae  >  Sargassum
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Species Appearing Among These Images:
Asparagopsis taxiformis
Chromis punctipinnis
Cystoseira osmundacea
Egregia menziesii
Eisenia arborea
Heterostichus rostratus
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Muricea californica
Myliobatis californica
Phyllospadix
Phyllospadix sp.
Sargassum horneri
Semicossyphus pulcher
Stephanocystis dioica
Trachurus symmetricus
Triakis semifasciata
Zalophus californianus

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Updated: September 19, 2020