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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

Blue Whale Underwater Profile Images
Blue Whale Underwater Profile
This is a Grayscale - Black and White version of WBL-072. In this instance it helps to highlight the details of the groves called ventral pleats that run along the whales throat.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-078 request pricing

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

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

Stock photos of Blue Whale Underwater
Blue Whale Underwater
Blue Whale passing through dispersed krill.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-064 request pricing

Pictures of Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Blue Whale Underwater Profile
Full length profile, nose to fluke.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-065 request pricing

Stock images of Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
Blue Whale Underwater Feeding on Krill
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-066 request pricing

Blue Whale Surface Feeding Stock Photography
Blue Whale Surface Feeding
Freediver gets big surprise as Blue Whale inhales krill ball he was photographing.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-067 request pricing

Diver with Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish Photos
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 Images
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 photography 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

Gray Whale Fluke Pictures
Gray Whale Fluke
North Coronado island in background.
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-049 request pricing

Stock photos of Harbor Seal Lounging in Drift Kelp
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

Pictures of California Halibut
California Halibut
Found on sand and mud bottoms to depths of 600 feet. Will also feed in shallow water along sand beaches even inside the surf line in a few feet of water. Size can range to five feet or more with weights in excess of seventy pounds. Both eyes are on their left side.
species: Paralichthys californicus
photo-id: FHA-002 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of California Halibut
California Halibut
Swimming along the bottom.
species: Paralichthys californicus
photo-id: FHA-004 request pricing Google Earth

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

Bat Ray Photos
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 Images
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 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

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

Stock photos 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

Pictures of Blue Whale Mother with Calf
Blue Whale Mother with Calf
While submerged, the calf is swimming beneath mom for protection.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-061 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Blue Whale Mother with Calf
Blue Whale Mother with Calf
While submerged, the calf is swimming beneath mom for protection.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-062 request pricing Google Earth

Blue Whale Surface Feeding Stock Photography
Blue Whale Surface Feeding
When feeding near the surface, Blue Whales can extend their heads completely out of the water as they lunge forward through a mass of krill. This animal has rolled on its side and is moving from right to left. What you are seeing is the underside of its chin with its numerous parallel pleats. These are also referred to as ventral or throat grooves.
species: Balaenoptera musculus
photo-id: WBL-060 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-034 request pricing Google Earth

Humpback Whale on Drift Kelp Images
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

Stock photography of Rissos Dolphin Jumping
Rissos Dolphin Jumping
species: Grampus griseus
photo-id: DOG-031 request pricing Google Earth

Gray Whale Spout Point Loma Lighthouse in Background Pictures
Gray Whale Spout Point Loma Lighthouse in Background
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-046 request pricing Google Earth

Stock photos of Gray Whale Spout Imperial Beach in Background
Gray Whale Spout Imperial Beach in Background
species: Eschrichtius robustus
photo-id: WGR-047 request pricing Google Earth

Pictures of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Varies widely in size and coloration throughout its range. In adults one of its distinguishing characteristics is its spots.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-002 request pricing Google Earth

Stock images of Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Prior to the 1980?s and improved capture methods by Purse Seiners fishing for tuna this species was declining rapidly in the eastern Pacific.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-003 request pricing Google Earth

Pantropical Spotted Dolphin Stock Photography
Pantropical Spotted Dolphin
Varies widely in size and coloration throughout its range. In adults one of its distinguishing characteristics is its spots.
species: Stenella attenuata
photo-id: DPS-005 request pricing Google Earth

see also
| Algae | Anemones | Bat Ray | Birch Aquarium | Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish | Black Seabass | Blue Whale | Brydes Whale |
| California Moray Eel | California Sea Lion | Common Dolphin | Dolphin | Drift Kelp | Endangered Species | Fin Whale |
| Fur Seal | Garibaldi | Gorgonians | Gray Whale | Harbor Seals | Humpback Whale | Hydrocoral | Jellyfish | Kelp Crab |
| Krill | Marine Fish | Marine Invertebrates | Marine Mammals | Market Squid | Moon Jellyfish | Northern Elephant Seal |
| Octopus | Otters | Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin | Pacific White-Sided Dolphin | Pelagia Jellyfish | Sea Lion | Sea Otter |
| Sheephead | Spiny Lobster | Starfish | Tuna Seiner | Urchins | Whales |

species represented
Balaenoptera musculus, Chromis punctipinnis, Chrysaora achlyos, Eschrichtius robustus, Grampus griseus, Loligo opalescens,
Macrocystis pyrifera, Megaptera novaeangliae, Myliobatis californica, Paralichthys californicus, Phoca vitulina, Stenella attenuata,
Thysanoessa spinifera

keywords
Animals, Annual Migration, Baleen, Beds, Black And White, Bull Kelp, Cetacea, Cetacean, Cetaceans, Crustacean, Crustaceans,
Dive, Diving, Dolphins, Drift Kelp, Eagle Ray, Egg Sack, Eggs, Endangered Species, Fishes, Flounder, Flounders, Flukes,
Fluking, Frond, Fronds, Gamefish, Gelatinous, Giant Kelp, Grayscale, Grey, Halibuts, Humpbacks, Invertebrate, Jellies,
Jelly, Kelp, Kelps, Lagoons, Leaping, Macrocystis, Mammal, Mantle, Medusa, Nettles, Offshore, Open Ocean, Paddy, Patty,
Pelagic, Pelagophycus, Pinniped, Pinnipeds, Porpoise, Professional California Stock, Rays, Seals, Seaweed, Sounding,
Squids, Tail, Tentacles, Underwater, Zooplankton, Porra

external links - (Links to external website reference material.)
| American Cetacean Society Humpback Whale | Animal Planet Discovery Blue Whale | Animal Planet Discovery Gray Whale |
| Biological Bulletin - Sea Nettle Jellyfish | Monterey Bay Aquarium Black Sea Nettle | Monterey Bay Aquarium | National Geographic Blue Whale |
| Wikipedia - Black Sea Nettle Jellyfish | Wikipedia Blue Whale | Wikipedia Humpback Whale |

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