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Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Photos
Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
Grayscale - Black and White version of KLG-004
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-069 request pricing

California Kelp Forest  Images
California Kelp Forest
As the oceans equivalent of trees, a kelp plant shares many of their features. At the base is a large structure called a holdfast which form the roots. Then there is the stipes which make up its trunk and branches. Flat blade like structures then form the leaves.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-067 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Marine Algae - Green Algae on Intertidal Rocks
Marine Algae - Green Algae on Intertidal Rocks
photo-id: ALG-013 request pricing Google Earth

Marine Algae - Garibaldi Pictures
Marine Algae - Garibaldi
photo-id: ALG-015 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Marine Algae
Marine Algae
photo-id: ALG-016 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Marine Algae
Marine Algae
photo-id: ALG-017 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Harbor Seal in Kelp Forest
Harbor Seal in Kelp Forest
They spend about half their time on land and half in water sometimes sleeping in the water.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-004 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Garibaldi Stock Photography
Kelp Forest - Garibaldi
Under ideal conditions Macrocystis can reach lengths of 100 feet or more within 1 to 2 years. A Kelp Forest supports an incredibly diverse community of marine life made up of nearly 800 known species.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-001 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest - Garibaldi Photos
California Kelp Forest - Garibaldi
The Garibaldi is likely the most recognized of California Kelp Forest inhabitants. Its bright orange coloration is unmistakable against the dark green of the kelp.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-002 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Images
Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
Kelp forests have and continue to be the focus of much scientific research in California as they are a highly productive marine ecosystem which has been heavily impacted by pollution and over fishing.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-004 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
The term kelp refers to marine algae belonging to the taxonomic order Laminariales also called brown algae.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-005 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Pictures
Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
The round bulbs at the base of each blade are called pneumatocysts. Each one is a gas filled bladder that provides buoyancy. Collectively they assist in keeping the kelp plant in an upright position.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-009 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
Kelp forests are playing a key role in the establishment of Marine Protected Areas MPAs along the California coast. The goal being to set aside large areas of coastline as protected no take zones.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-014 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
The round bulbs at the base of each blade are called pneumatocysts. Each one is a gas filled bladder that provides buoyancy. Collectively they assist in keeping the kelp plant in an upright position.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-021 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Kelp Forest - with Red Sea Urchin
Kelp Forest - with Red Sea Urchin
Kelp forests are playing a key role in the establishment of Marine Protected Areas MPAs along the California coast. The goal being to set aside large areas of coastline as protected no take zones.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-027 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Surface Canopy Stock Photography
Kelp Forest - Surface Canopy
Under ideal conditions Macrocystis can reach lengths of 100 feet or more within 1 to 2 years. A Kelp Forest supports an incredibly diverse community of marine life made up of nearly 800 known species.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-034 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - From Surface  Photos
Kelp Forest - From Surface
As the oceans equivalent of trees, a kelp plant shares many of their features. At the base is a large structure called a holdfast which form the roots. Then there is the stipes which make up its trunk and branches. Flat blade like structures then form the leaves.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-035 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Images
California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
Kelp forests have and continue to be the focus of much scientific research in California as they are a highly productive marine ecosystem which has been heavily impacted by pollution and over fishing.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-036 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
Under ideal conditions Macrocystis can reach lengths of 100 feet or more within 1 to 2 years. A Kelp Forest supports an incredibly diverse community of marine life made up of nearly 800 known species.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-037 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail Pictures
Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
Kelp is commercially harvested for Algin a compound used as a smoothing agent in hundreds of products. A few examples include cosmetics salad dressings canned foods and frozen foods such as ice cream. Only the upper canopy is cut away much like mowing a lawn. The Kelp Forest quickly re-grows and can be harvested multiple times per year.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-046 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
Kelp forests are playing a key role in the establishment of Marine Protected Areas MPAs along the California coast. The goal being to set aside large areas of coastline as protected no take zones.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-053 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Kelp Forest
Kelp Forest
Grayscale - Black and White version of KLG-067
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-070 request pricing

Stock images of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
Kelp forests have and continue to be the focus of much scientific research in California as they are a highly productive marine ecosystem which has been heavily impacted by pollution and over fishing.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-006 request pricing Google Earth

Algae Thriving in Mineral Hot Spring Black Canyon Colorado River Stock Photography
Algae Thriving in Mineral Hot Spring Black Canyon Colorado River
photo-id: NVG-031 request pricing

Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp Photos
Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp
Small school of Blacksmith congregrate around the base of this Elk Kelp.
species: Pelagophycus porra
photo-id: KLG-058 request pricing Google Earth

Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp Images
Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp
species: Pelagophycus porra
photo-id: KLG-059 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp
Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp
species: Pelagophycus porra
photo-id: KLG-060 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest  Pictures
California Kelp Forest
Kelp forests have and continue to be the focus of much scientific research in California as they are a highly productive marine ecosystem which has been heavily impacted by pollution and over fishing.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-061 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Kelp Forest
California Kelp Forest
Under ideal conditions Macrocystis can reach lengths of 100 feet or more within 1 to 2 years. A Kelp Forest supports an incredibly diverse community of marine life made up of nearly 800 known species.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-062 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
Kelp is commercially harvested for Algin a compound used as a smoothing agent in hundreds of products. A few examples include cosmetics salad dressings canned foods and frozen foods such as ice cream. Only the upper canopy is cut away much like mowing a lawn. The Kelp Forest quickly re-grows and can be harvested multiple times per year.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-063 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
The round bulbs at the base of each blade are called pneumatocysts. Each one is a gas filled bladder that provides buoyancy. Collectively they assist in keeping the kelp plant in an upright position.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-064 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest  Stock Photography
California Kelp Forest
Kelp forests have and continue to be the focus of much scientific research in California as they are a highly productive marine ecosystem which has been heavily impacted by pollution and over fishing.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLG-065 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Anemones | Bat Ray | Birch Aquarium | Black Seabass | California Moray Eel | California Sea Lion | Dolphin | Drift Kelp |
| Fur Seal | Garibaldi | Gorgonians | Harbor Seals | Hoover Dam | Hydrocoral | Kelp Crab | Kelp Forest | Marine Invertebrates |
| Marine Mammals | Northern Elephant Seal | Octopus | Otters | Sea Lion | Sea Otter | Sheephead | Spiny Lobster |
| Starfish | Urchins | Warner Hot Springs | Whales | Willow Beach Fish Hatchery |

species represented
Macrocystis pyrifera, Pelagophycus porra, Phoca vitulina

keywords
Beds, Black And White, Bladder, Bull, Fish, Freshwater Algae, Frond, Fronds, Garibaldi, Giant Kelp, Grayscale, Intertidal,
Kelp, Kelps, Macrocystis, Mammal, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Professional California Stock, Seals, Seaweed, Slime, Springs,
State, Tidepool, Tidepools

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| About.com - Marine Algae | Monterey Bay Aquarium | PBS Website - Kelp Forest | Wikipedia - Seaweed | Wikipedia Kelp Forest |

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