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Tiger shark and underwater photographer, Galeocerdo cuvier Bryozoan grows on a 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, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all. California sea lions swim and socialize over a kelp-covered rocky reef, underwater at San Clemente Island in California's southern Channel Islands, Zalophus californianus
Tiger shark and underwater photographer.
Image ID: 31876  
Species: Tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier
Location: Bahamas
 
Bryozoan grows on a 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: 25395  
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California sea lions swim and socialize over a kelp-covered rocky reef, underwater at San Clemente Island in California's southern Channel Islands.
Image ID: 02158  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A SCUBA diver swimming over a rocky reef covered with kelp, watches a brightly colored orange garibaldi fish, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above.  San Clemente Island, Phyllospadix Oil Rig Ellen and Elly with invertebrate life growing on it and fish swimming around, Corynactis californica, Long Beach, California
A SCUBA diver swimming over a rocky reef covered with kelp, watches a brightly colored orange garibaldi fish.
Image ID: 01113  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Surf grass on the rocky reef -- appearing blurred in this time exposure -- is tossed back and forth by powerful ocean waves passing by above. San Clemente Island.
Image ID: 10237  
Species: Surfgrass, Phyllospadix
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Oil Rig Ellen and Elly with invertebrate life growing on it and fish swimming around.
Image ID: 34654  
Species: Strawberry anemone, Corynactis californica
Location: Long Beach, California, USA
 
California Sea Lion Underwater, Coronado Islands, Baja California, Mexico, Zalophus californianus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Farnsworth Banks, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Catalina Island Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago
California Sea Lion Underwater, Coronado Islands, Baja California, Mexico.
Image ID: 36471  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Farnsworth Banks.
Image ID: 37184  
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji.
Image ID: 31455  
Species: Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya
Location: Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Submarine Reef with Hydrocoral and Invertebrates, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Allopora californica, Corynactis californica, Stylaster californicus The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Urticina piscivora Tiger shark close up view, including nostrils and ampullae of Lorenzini, Galeocerdo cuvier
Submarine Reef with Hydrocoral and Invertebrates, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 34187  
Species: Hydrocoral, Strawberry anemone, Allopora californica, Corynactis californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
The Fish Eating Anemone Urticina piscivora, a large colorful anemone found on the rocky underwater reefs of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Image ID: 34337  
Species: Fish-eating anemone, Urticina piscivora
Location: British Columbia, Canada
 
Tiger shark close up view, including nostrils and ampullae of Lorenzini.
Image ID: 31878  
Species: Tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier
Location: Bahamas
 
Giant Manta Ray at San Benedicto Island, Revillagigedos, Mexico, Manta birostris, San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos) Garibaldi swims in the kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering giant kelp plants rising from the ocean bottom to the surface, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, Catalina Island 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, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island This photo is the top of a stack of similar images, click to see them all.
Giant Manta Ray at San Benedicto Island, Revillagigedos, Mexico.
Image ID: 33276  
Species: Giant manta ray, Manta birostris
Location: San Benedicto Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Baja California, Mexico
 
Garibaldi swims in the kelp forest, sunlight filters through towering giant kelp plants rising from the ocean bottom to the surface, underwater.
Image ID: 23419  
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina 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: 25393  
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
A sockeye salmon swims in the shallows of the Adams River, with the surrounding forest visible in this split-level over-under photograph, Oncorhynchus nerka, Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada Sockeye salmon, migrating upstream in the Adams River to return to the spot where they were hatched four years earlier, where they will spawn, lay eggs and die, Oncorhynchus nerka, Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada Hammerhead sharks, schooling, black and white / grainy, Sphyrna lewini, Darwin Island
A sockeye salmon swims in the shallows of the Adams River, with the surrounding forest visible in this split-level over-under photograph.
Image ID: 26144  
Species: Sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka
Location: Adams River, Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
 
Sockeye salmon, migrating upstream in the Adams River to return to the spot where they were hatched four years earlier, where they will spawn, lay eggs and die.
Image ID: 26149  
Species: Sockeye salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka
Location: Adams River, Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada
 
Hammerhead sharks, schooling, black and white / grainy.
Image ID: 16255  
Species: Scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini
Location: Darwin Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
 
Moon jelly, Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, Canada, Aurelia aurita Bigeye Barracuda schooling in Nigali Pass, Fiji, Nigali Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago Golden Damselfish and Red Gorgonian Sea Fan, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus, Gorgonacea, Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago
Moon jelly, Browning Pass, Vancouver Island, Canada.
Image ID: 35283  
Species: Moon jelly, Aurelia aurita
Location: British Columbia, Canada
 
Bigeye Barracuda schooling in Nigali Pass, Fiji.
Image ID: 31329  
Location: Nigali Passage, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Golden Damselfish and Red Gorgonian Sea Fan, Fiji.
Image ID: 31337  
Species: Golden damselfish, Gorgonian, Amblyglyphidodon aureus, Gorgonacea
Location: Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians, Chironephthya, Gorgonacea, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu  Island Acorn Barnacle extends to feed in ocean current, amid colony of Corynactis anemones, Corynactis californica, Megabalanus californicus, San Diego, California Alabaster Nudibranch, white-lined dirona, Dirona albolineata, Vancouver Island, Dirona albolineata
Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians.
Image ID: 31361  
Species: Chironephthya soft coral, Gorgonian, Chironephthya, Gorgonacea
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 
Acorn Barnacle extends to feed in ocean current, amid colony of Corynactis anemones.
Image ID: 33455  
Species: Acorn barnacle, Strawberry anemone, Corynactis californica, Megabalanus californicus
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Alabaster Nudibranch, white-lined dirona, Dirona albolineata, Vancouver Island.
Image ID: 34329  
Species: Alabaster nudibranch, White-lined dirona, Dirona albolineata
Location: British Columbia, Canada
 
Fleshy Sea Pen, Ptilosarcus gurneyi, Vancouver Island, Ptilosarcus gurneyi Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada, Metridium farcimen Giant Manta Ray at Socorro Island, Revillagigedos, Mexico, Manta birostris, Socorro Island (Islas Revillagigedos)
Fleshy Sea Pen, Ptilosarcus gurneyi, Vancouver Island.
Image ID: 34334  
Species: Fleshy sea pen, Ptilosarcus gurneyi
Location: British Columbia, Canada
 
Giant Plumose Anemones cover underwater reef, Browning Pass, northern Vancouver Island, Canada.
Image ID: 34335  
Species: Giant plumose anemone, Metridium farcimen
Location: British Columbia, Canada
 
Giant Manta Ray at Socorro Island, Revillagigedos, Mexico.
Image ID: 33285  
Species: Giant manta ray, Manta birostris
Location: Socorro Island (Islas Revillagigedos), Baja California, Mexico
 
A great white shark swims underwater through the ocean at Guadalupe Island, Carcharodon carcharias, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) California sea lions underwater, Coronados Islands, Baja California, Mexico, Zalophus californianus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) California sea lion, Coronados Islands, Baja California, Mexico, Zalophus californianus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
A great white shark swims underwater through the ocean at Guadalupe Island.
Image ID: 21349  
Species: Great white shark, Carcharodon carcharias
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
California sea lions underwater, Coronados Islands, Baja California, Mexico.
Image ID: 34575  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
California sea lion, Coronados Islands, Baja California, Mexico.
Image ID: 34576  
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 


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Allopora californica
Amblyglyphidodon aureus
Amphiprion barberi
Arctocephalus townsendi
Aurelia aurita
Balaenoptera musculus
Cabbage coral
Caranx sexfasciatus
Carcharhinus galapagensis
Carcharhinus perezi
Carcharodon carcharias
Chironephthya
Corynactis californica
Crinoidea
Dendronephthya
Dendronephthya sp.
Dirona albolineata
Galeocerdo cuvier
Gersemia rubiformis
Gorgonacea
Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus
Hypsypops rubicundus
Leptogorgia chilensis
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Manta birostris
Megabalanus californicus
Megaptera novaeangliae
Metridium farcimen
Mirounga angustirostris
Mola mola
Muricea californica
Naso vlamingii
Oncorhynchus nerka
Otaria flavescens
Phyllospadix sp.
Plexauridae
Prionace glauca
Pseudanthias
Ptilosarcus gurneyi
Rhincodon typus
Rhinomuraena quaesita
Sarcophyton
Sinularia
Spheniscus mendiculus
Sphyrna lewini
Sphyrna mokarran
Stenella frontalis
Stenella longirostris
Stereolepis gigas
Stylaster californicus
Tetronarce californica
Torpedo californica
Trichechus manatus
Tubastrea micrantha
Turbinaria reniformis
Urticina piscivora
Zalophus californianus

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Sea Lions in the Coronado Islands, Fall 2021
The Primary Colors of Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island
The Yellow Wall of Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island
Corynactis Californica, the Strawberry "Anemone", California's only Corallimorph
Farnsworth Banks, Purple Hydrocoral, and Catalina Backside Kelp Forests
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New California Sea Lion Portraits in La Jolla
Young California Sea Lions at the Coronado Islands, Baja California, Mexico
Cloud Wakes and Von Karman Vortices at Guadalupe Island, Mexico
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The Greatest Muscles in the Animal Kingdom
Longnose Hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus) on Black Coral (Antipatharia), Sea of Cortez, Mexico
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