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Guadalupe fur seals, two males fighting, Islas San Benito, Arctocephalus townsendi, San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito) Add To Light Table California sea lion, Zalophus californianus, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table
Guadalupe fur seals, two males fighting, Islas San Benito.
Image ID: 02296  
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito), Baja California, Mexico
 
California sea lion.
Image ID: 02959  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 10218  
Species: Northern kelp crab, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Kelp canopy, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column.
Image ID: 10214  
Species: Norris' top snail, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 10219  
Species: Northern kelp crab, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Kelp canopy.
Image ID: 02124  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Aggregating anemones.  Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical.  San Nicholas Island, Anthopleura elegantissima Add To Light Table Aggregating anemones.  Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical.  San Nicholas Island, Anthopleura elegantissima Add To Light Table Aggregating anemones.  Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical.  San Nicholas Island, Anthopleura elegantissima Add To Light Table
Aggregating anemones. Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical. San Nicholas Island.
Image ID: 10150  
Species: Aggregating anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Aggregating anemones. Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical. San Nicholas Island.
Image ID: 10151  
Species: Aggregating anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Aggregating anemones. Arrayed in a clonal group, all of these anemones are genetically identical. San Nicholas Island.
Image ID: 10152  
Species: Aggregating anemone, Anthopleura elegantissima
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
A cluster of lightbulb tunicates cling to the rocky reef, Clavelina huntsmani, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current, San Nicholas Island Island, Eudistylia polymorpha Add To Light Table Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current.  Its hole is nestled between several holdfast stipes of giant kelp.  San Nicholas Island Island, Eudistylia polymorpha, Macrocystis pyrifera Add To Light Table
A cluster of lightbulb tunicates cling to the rocky reef.
Image ID: 10174  
Species: Lightbulb tunicate, Clavelina huntsmani
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current, San Nicholas Island Island.
Image ID: 10179  
Species: Feather duster worm, Eudistylia polymorpha
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current. Its hole is nestled between several holdfast stipes of giant kelp. San Nicholas Island Island.
Image ID: 10181  
Species: Feather duster worm, Eudistylia polymorpha, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Sunflower star (sun starfish), dorsal surface detail, Pycnopodia helianthoides, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Catalina triopha nudibranch, Triopha catalinae, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Nudibranch, Anisodoris nobilis, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table
Sunflower star (sun starfish), dorsal surface detail.
Image ID: 10182  
Species: Sunflower star, Pycnopodia helianthoides
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Catalina triopha nudibranch.
Image ID: 10187  
Species: Clown nudibranch, Clown Nudibranch, Triopha catalinae
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Nudibranch.
Image ID: 10188  
Species: Sea lemon, Anisodoris nobilis
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus spinosus, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table
Christmas tree worm.
Image ID: 10204  
Species: Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus spinosus
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column.
Image ID: 10212  
Species: Norris' top snail, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 10215  
Species: Northern kelp crab, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 10216  
Species: Northern kelp crab, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 10220  
Species: Northern kelp crab, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 10223  
Species: Northern kelp crab, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current, San Nicholas Island Island, Eudistylia polymorpha Add To Light Table Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table
Feather duster worm extends from its hole in the reef to capture food floating by in the current, San Nicholas Island Island.
Image ID: 10180  
Species: Feather duster worm, Eudistylia polymorpha
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Norris topsnail (aka, kelp snail), clings to a kelp pneumatocyst (bubble) at the base of a stipe/blade, midway in the water column.
Image ID: 10213  
Species: Norris' top snail, Norrisia norrisi, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 10217  
Species: Northern kelp crab, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Nicholas Island Add To Light Table
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 10221  
Species: Northern kelp crab, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 
Northern kelp crab crawls amidst kelp blades and stipes, midway in the water column (below the surface, above the ocean bottom) in a giant kelp forest.
Image ID: 10222  
Species: Northern kelp crab, Pugettia producta, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Nicholas Island, California, USA
 


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Animal  >  Endangered / Threatened Species  >  Marine  >  Guadalupe Fur Seal
Animal  >  Endemic Species  >  Guadalupe Island
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Anemone
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Crustacean  >  Crab
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Echinoderm  >  Seastar / Starfish
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Gastropods / Snail
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Mollusk  >  Gastropods / Snail  >  Nudibranch / Sea Slug
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Tunicates
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Worms  >  Serpulid / Feather Duster
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  California Sea Lion
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Guadalupe Fur Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Juvenile / Pup
Gallery  >  Guadalupe Fur Seal
Gallery  >  Kelp Forest
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  Catalina Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  San Benito Island (Islas San Benito)
Location  >  World  >  Mexico  >  San Benito Island (Islas San Benito)
Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Kelp Forest
Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Kelp Forest  >  Animal In Kelp
Plant  >  Marine Plant  >  Giant Kelp
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Anisodoris nobilis
Anthopleura elegantissima
Arctocephalus townsendi
Clavelina huntsmani
Eudistylia polymorpha
Macrocystis pyrifera
Norrisia norrisi
Pugettia producta
Pycnopodia helianthoides
Spirobranchus spinosus
Triopha catalinae
Zalophus californianus

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Updated: October 27, 2020