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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

Blacksmith Schooling Around Elkhorn Kelp Images
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 photography 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

Kelp Forest - Garibaldi Pictures
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

Stock photos of California Kelp Forest - Garibaldi
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

Pictures 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

Stock images 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 Stock Photography
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

California Kelp Forest Photos
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

California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Images
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 photography 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 Pictures
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

Stock photos of Kelp Forest - From Surface
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

Pictures of California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup
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 images 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 Stock Photography
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

Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail Photos
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

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

Stock photography 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

Elkhorn Kelp Also Called Elk Kelp Pictures
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

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

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

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-061 request pricing Google Earth

California Kelp Forest  Stock Photography
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

California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Photos
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

California Kelp Forest - Frond Closeup Images
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

Stock photography 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-065 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-066 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Kelp Forest Dive Boat Horizon Reflected on the Surface
Kelp Forest Dive Boat Horizon Reflected on the Surface
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-068 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Drift Kelp with Mussels
Drift Kelp with Mussels
Once kelp fronds are broken free they can drift for months and cover great distances in the open ocean. Over time they can begin to accumulate passengers such as the small mussels which are beginning to cover this drift kelp.
species: Macrocystis pyrifera
photo-id: KLD-001 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
Kelp Forest - Stipe and Bladders Detail
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-007 request pricing Google Earth

Kelp Forest - Frond and Bladder Closeup Stock Photography
Kelp Forest - Frond and Bladder 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-008 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Algae | Anemones | Bat Ray | Birch Aquarium | Black Seabass | California Moray Eel | Drift Kelp | Garibaldi | Gorgonians |
| Harbor Seals | Hydrocoral | Kelp Crab | Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Octopus | Otters | Sea Lion | Sheephead |
| Spiny Lobster | Starfish | Urchins |

species represented
Chromis punctipinnis, Macrocystis pyrifera, Pelagophycus porra

keywords
Beds, Black And White, Bladder, Bull, Bull Kelp, Fish, Fishes, Frond, Fronds, Giant Kelp, Grayscale, Kelp, Macrocystis,
Mats, Paddy, Patties, Patty, Pattys, Pelagophycus, Professional California Stock, Seaweed, State, Porra

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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