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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

Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp Images
Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp
Found seasonally normally on Macrocystis kelp. Very distinctive large Nudibranch with large oral hood used for filter feeding in the water column.
species: Melibe leonina
photo-id: NUD-048 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Bat Ray
Bat Ray
Often seen swimming in the mid water column they can also be found sitting motionless on the bottom.
species: Myliobatis californica
photo-id: FRA-016 request pricing Google Earth

Bat Ray Pictures
Bat Ray
This Bat Ray is foraging by swimming along the bottom then using its large head to dig for shellfish.
species: Myliobatis californica
photo-id: FRA-018 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of California Kelp Forest
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

Pictures of California Sea Otter with Pup
California Sea Otter with Pup
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-071 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Sea Otter
California Sea Otter
A Sea Otter warps up in kelp to anchor itself for an afternoon nap.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-036 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Stock Photography
California Sea Otter
Otters live in shallow coastal waters among kelp beds and areas rich with shellfish.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-047 request pricing Google Earth

California Sea Otter Photos
California Sea Otter
A Sea Otter warps up in kelp to anchor itself for an afternoon nap.
species: Enhydra lutris
photo-id: OTT-050 request pricing Google Earth

Southern Kelp Crab Images
Southern Kelp Crab
Adults are normally bright Red Carapace to 4 inches.
species: Taliepus nuttallii
photo-id: CRA-014 request pricing

Stock photography of Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest
Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest
(Model Released)
photo-id: DVR-009 request pricing Google Earth

Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest Pictures
Scuba Diver in Kelp Forest
(Model Released)
photo-id: DVR-010 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Scuba Diver observing a Garibaldi
Scuba Diver observing a Garibaldi
(Model Released)
photo-id: DVR-011 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Black or Giant Seabass in Kelp Forest
Black or Giant Seabass in Kelp Forest
Quite Rare Length to 7 feet Weight to over 400 pounds.
species: Stereolepis gigas
photo-id: FBL-007 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Garibaldi
California Garibaldi
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-006 request pricing Google Earth

California Garibaldi - Juvenile Stock Photography
California Garibaldi - Juvenile
Its believed the iridescent blue spots found on juveniles give them a free pass with adults who are very territorial and would otherwise attack them.
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-007 request pricing Google Earth

California Garibaldi Photos
California Garibaldi
The state fish of California.
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-008 request pricing Google Earth

California Garibaldi Images
California Garibaldi
Distinctive bright orange coloration. Juveniles have iridescent blue spots.
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-020 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Treefish
Treefish
Found around rocky reef structure in caves and crevices.
species: Sebastes serriceps
photo-id: FGE-031 request pricing Google Earth

Treefish - Juvenile Pictures
Treefish - Juvenile
Found around rocky reef structure in caves and crevices.
species: Sebastes serriceps
photo-id: FGE-032 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Red Gorgonian
Red Gorgonian
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-004 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Red Gorgonian
Red Gorgonian
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-005 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Red Gorgonian
Red Gorgonian
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-011 request pricing Google Earth

Harbor Seal in Kelp Forest Stock Photography
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 Photos
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 Images
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

Stock photography of Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
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

California Kelp Forest Pictures
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

Stock photos of Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
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

Pictures 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

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-021 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - with Red Sea Urchin  Stock Photography
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

see also
| Algae | Anemones | Bat Ray | Birch Aquarium | Black Seabass | California Moray Eel | California Sea Lion | Dolphin |
| Drift Kelp | Fur Seal | Garibaldi | Gorgonians | Harbor Seal | Harbor Seals | Hydrocoral | Kelp Crab | Kelp Forest |
| Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Marine Mammals | Northern Elephant Seal | Octopus | Otters | Sea Lion | Sea Otter |
| Sheephead | Spiny Lobster | Starfish | Threatened Species | Urchins | Whales |

species represented
Enhydra lutris, Hypsypops rubicundus, Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera, Melibe leonina, Myliobatis californica,
Phoca vitulina, Sebastes serriceps, Stereolepis gigas, Taliepus nuttallii

keywords
Beds, Big Sur, Black And White, Branch, Brank, Branks, Cerata, Coast, Diving, Eagle Ray, Endangered Species, Fans,
Fish, Fishes, Forest, Forests, Frond, Fronds, Giant Kelp, Grayscale, Kelp, Kelp Forest, Kelps, Macrocystis, Mammal,
Monterey, Nudibranch, Nudibranchs, Nudibrank, Nudibranks, Otters, Pacific, Pelts, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Polyp, Polyps,
Professional California Stock, Rays, Rhinophores, Sea Fan, Sea Slugs, Seals, Seaweed, State, State Fish, Underwater,

related blog posts
Macrocystis California Kelp Forest

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| Encyclopedia Britannica Garibaldi | Monterey Bay Aquarium | PBS Website - Kelp Forest | Wikipedia - Seaweed | Wikipedia Garibaldi |
| Wikipedia Giant Sea Bass | Wikipedia Kelp Forest |

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