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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

Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp Images
Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
Harbor Seals will range many miles offshore in search of food. This guy was resting in some drift kelp more than twelve miles from the nearest land.
species: Phoca vitulina
photo-id: HAR-038 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Melibe or Lions Nudibranch on Kelp
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

Blacksmith Schooling Around Elkhorn Kelp Pictures
Blacksmith Schooling Around Elkhorn Kelp
Dark blue Damselfish with black spots on body.
species: Chromis punctipinnis
photo-id: FGE-072 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos 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

Pictures of Bat Ray
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 images 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

Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp Stock Photography
Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp
This animal spent over an hour right at the surface hanging around this Kelp Patty.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-034 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp Photos
Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp
This animal spent over an hour right at the surface hanging around this Kelp Patty.
species: Megaptera novaeangliae
photo-id: WHB-037 request pricing Google Earth

Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp Images
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp
Several juveniles being cleaned by Medialunas. Large amounts of baitfish as well.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-059 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography 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

California Sea Otter Pictures
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

Stock photos of California Sea Otter
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

Pictures 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-050 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Yellowtail Offshore on Drift Kelp
Yellowtail Offshore on Drift Kelp
Yellowtail tend to congregate around drift kelp and other objects found floating offshore. Almost any floating object can attract baitfish which in term attracts larger fish such as Yellowtail and other gamefish.
species: Seriola lalandi
photo-id: FYE-012 request pricing Google Earth

Yellowtail Offshore on Drift Kelp Stock Photography
Yellowtail Offshore on Drift Kelp
Yellowtail tend to congregate around drift kelp and other objects found floating offshore. Almost any floating object can attract baitfish which in term attracts larger fish such as Yellowtail and other gamefish.
species: Seriola lalandi
photo-id: FYE-013 request pricing Google Earth

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

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

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

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

Stock photos 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

Pictures of Dorado or Mahi mahi
Dorado or Mahi mahi
Often found recruiting around floating objects such a drift Kelp.
species: Coryphaena hippurus
photo-id: FDO-003 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Dorado or Mahi mahi
Dorado or Mahi mahi
Often found recruiting around floating objects such a drift Kelp.
species: Coryphaena hippurus
photo-id: FDO-004 request pricing Google Earth

Dorado or Mahi mahi Stock Photography
Dorado or Mahi mahi
Often found recruiting around floating objects such a drift Kelp.
species: Coryphaena hippurus
photo-id: FDO-007 request pricing Google Earth

California Garibaldi Photos
California Garibaldi
species: Hypsypops rubicundus
photo-id: FGA-006 request pricing Google Earth

California Garibaldi - Juvenile Images
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

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

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

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

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

Stock images of Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola under drift kelp
The Ocean Sunfish has gritty sandpaper like skin which for protection from parasites is covered with large amounts of mucus.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-030 request pricing Google Earth

Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola with diver Stock Photography
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola with diver
The heaviest Sunfish on record was taken in Japan. At nearly 9 feet long it weighed over 5,000 pounds.
species: Mola mola
photo-id: FMO-032 request pricing Google Earth

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

species represented
Chromis punctipinnis, Coryphaena hippurus, Enhydra lutris, Hypsypops rubicundus, Macrocystis pyrifera, Megaptera novaeangliae,
Melibe leonina, Mola mola, Myliobatis californica, Phoca vitulina, Sebastes serriceps, Seriola lalandi, Stereolepis gigas,
Taliepus nuttallii

keywords
Baleen, Beds, Behavior, Big Sur, Black And White, Branch, Brank, Branks, Bull Kelp, California Kelp Forest, Cerata,
Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Cleaning, Coast, Dive, Diver, Diving, Dolphinfish, Drift, Drift Kelp, Eagle Ray, Endangered Species,
Fishes, Fishing, Flukes, Forest, Forests, Frond, Fronds, Gamefish, Giant Kelp, Grayscale, Humpbacks, Kelp Forest,
Kelps, Macrocystis, Mammal, Monterey, Nudibranch, Nudibranchs, Nudibrank, Nudibranks, Offshore, Open Ocean, Otters,
Pacific, Paddy, Patties, Patty, Pattys, Pelagic, Pelagophycus, Pelts, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Professional California Stock,
Rays, Rhinophores, Scuba Diver, Sea Slugs, Seals, Seaweed, Sounding, State Fish, Tail, Underwater, Porra, Schooling,

related blog posts
California Elkhorn Kelp
Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
Humpback Whale on a Kelp Patty
Kelp Forest
Macrocystis California Kelp Forest
Ocean Sunfish or Mola mola Under Drift Kelp
The MLPA Debate and a Garibaldi in a Kelp Forest

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Humpback Whale | Encyclopedia Britannica Garibaldi | MexFish.com Yellowtail | Monterey Bay Aquarium |
| Wikipedia Garibaldi | Wikipedia Giant Sea Bass | Wikipedia Humpback Whale | Wikipedia Mahi mahi | Wikipedia Ocean Sunfish |
| Wikipedia Yellowtail | http://www.oceansunfish.org/ |

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