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Opalescent Squid Mating Photos
Opalescent Squid Mating
White egg cases cover the sand bottom.
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-042 request pricing

Opalescent Squid Mating Images
Opalescent Squid Mating
species: Loligo opalescens
photo-id: SQD-046 request pricing

Stock photography of Diver with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish
Diver with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish
These jellyfish are normally rarely seen but can occur in large swarms off Southern California such as occurred in 1989 and 1999.
species: Chrysaora achlyos
photo-id: PJL-036 request pricing Google Earth

Juvenile Pacific Butterfish with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish Pictures
Juvenile Pacific Butterfish with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish
In addition to the commensal Butterfish this photo shows small crabs, which have hitched a ride on this jellyfish.
species: Chrysaora achlyos
photo-id: PJL-038 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Medusa Fish with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish
Medusa Fish with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish
A very large jellyfish species, its bell can measure over three feet across and its ribbon like oral arms can trail behind over twenty feet in length.
species: Chrysaora achlyos
photo-id: PJL-043 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Plankton - Diver Swims Through a Krill Ball
Plankton - Diver Swims Through a Krill Ball
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-038 request pricing

Stock images of Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Plankton - Krill Ball Just Below the Surface
Krill can be carried to the oceans surface by upwelling currents.
species: Thysanoessa spinifera
photo-id: PGE-041 request pricing

Proliferating Anemone Stock Photography
Proliferating Anemone
Color is highly variable. Found attached to rocks Eel Grass and Kelp.
species: Epiactis prolifera
photo-id: ANE-006 request pricing Google Earth

Corynactis  Club-Tipped Anemone Photos
Corynactis Club-Tipped Anemone
Aggregating anemones have tentacles with bulbous tips Color varies from orange red pink.
species: Corynactis californica
photo-id: ANE-008 request pricing Google Earth

Giant Green Anemone Images
Giant Green Anemone
Large solitary anemone to about 7 inches in diameter.
species: Anthopleura xanthogrammica
photo-id: ANE-044 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Proliferating Anemone
Proliferating Anemone
Color is highly variable. Found attached to rocks Eel Grass and Kelp.
species: Epiactis prolifera
photo-id: ANE-050 request pricing Google Earth

Stubby Squid Pictures
Stubby Squid
Normally found on sand and mud bottoms.
species: Rossia pacifica
photo-id: BCU-005 request pricing

Stock photos of Clown Shrimp
Clown Shrimp
species: Lebbeus grandimanus
photo-id: BCU-008 request pricing

Pictures of California Hydrocoral
California Hydrocoral
Upright branching coral height to 12 inches colonies to 24 inches wide.
species: Stylaster californicus
photo-id: CHY-002 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Hydrocoral
California Hydrocoral
Upright branching coral height to 12 inches colonies to 24 inches wide.
species: Stylaster californicus
photo-id: CHY-005 request pricing

California Hydrocoral Closeup Stock Photography
California Hydrocoral Closeup
Upright branching coral height to 12 inches colonies to 24 inches wide.
species: Stylaster californicus
photo-id: CHY-011 request pricing Google Earth

California Hydrocoral Photos
California Hydrocoral
Upright branching coral height to 12 inches colonies to 24 inches wide.
species: Stylaster californicus
photo-id: CHY-012 request pricing

Hermit Crab Images
Hermit Crab
Color is usually orange to brown. Legs and claws have spines.
species: Pagurus armatus
photo-id: CRA-011 request pricing

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

Red Gorgonian & Juvenile Sheephead Pictures
Red Gorgonian & Juvenile Sheephead
Distinctive red sea fan has red branches with white polyps. In depths to 200 feet.
species: Lophogorgia chilensis
photo-id: GOR-002 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

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

Two Spot Octopus Photos
Two Spot Octopus
Normally found in crevices or caves among rocky reef structure.
species: Octopus bimaculatus
photo-id: OCT-003 request pricing

Red Octopus Images
Red Octopus
Very common small octopus in California. Found around rocky reef as well as sand substrate.
species: Octopus rubescens
photo-id: OCT-007 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photography of Red Octopus - On Squid Eggs
Red Octopus - On Squid Eggs
Very common small octopus in California. Found around rocky reef as well as sand substrate.
species: Octopus rubescens
photo-id: OCT-010 request pricing Google Earth

Red Octopus - On Squid Eggs Pictures
Red Octopus - On Squid Eggs
Very common small octopus in California. Found around rocky reef as well as sand substrate.
species: Octopus rubescens
photo-id: OCT-012 request pricing

Stock photos of Plankton - Coiled Salp Chain
Plankton - Coiled Salp Chain
Example of common gelatinous animals found off the California coast.
species: Pegea confoederata
photo-id: PGE-019 request pricing

Pictures of Plankton - Sea Butterfly
Plankton - Sea Butterfly
Example of common gelatinous animals found off the California coast.
species: Corolla calceola
photo-id: PGE-022 request pricing

Stock images of Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish
Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish
Bell is usually silver to white with purple bands radiating from its center.
species: Pelagia noctiluca
photo-id: PJL-004 request pricing

Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish Stock Photography
Pelagia or Purple Jellyfish
Bell is usually silver to white with purple bands radiating from its center.
species: Pelagia noctiluca
photo-id: PJL-005 request pricing

see also
| Algae | Anemones | Bat Ray | Birch Aquarium | Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish | Black Seabass | California Moray Eel |
| Drift Kelp | Garibaldi | Gorgonian | Gorgonians | Harbor Seals | Hydrocoral | Jellyfish | Kelp Crab | Kelp Forest |
| Market Squid | Moon Jellyfish | Octopus | Otters | Pelagia Jellyfish | Sea Lion | Sheephead | Spiny Lobster | Squid |
| Starfish | Urchins |

species represented
Anthopleura xanthogrammica, Chrysaora achlyos, Corolla calceola, Corynactis californica, Epiactis prolifera, Lebbeus grandimanus,
Loligo opalescens, Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera, Octopus bimaculatus, Octopus rubescens, Pagurus armatus,
Pegea confoederata, Pelagia noctiluca, Rossia pacifica, Stylaster californicus, Taliepus nuttallii, Thysanoessa spinifera,

keywords
Anemones, Animals, Beds, California Kelp Forest, Corals, Crabs, Crustacean, Crustaceans, Detail, Egg Sack, Eggs, Fans,
Frond, Fronds, Gelatinous, Giant Kelp, Invertebrate, Invertebrates, Jellies, Jelly, Kelps, Macro, Macrocystis, Mantle,
Medusa, Nettles, Pelagic, Polyp, Polyps, Purple, Salps, Sea Fan, Seaweed, Shrimps, Squids, Tentacles, Tidepool, Tidepools,
Tipped, Underwater, Zooplankton

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| Biological Bulletin - Sea Nettle Jellyfish | Monterey Bay Aquarium Black Sea Nettle | Wikipedia - Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish |

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