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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Looking down into a tide pool from a rock above. The white is barnacles and snails, followed by blackish algae, thence into the water with green sea anemones (Anthopleura xanthogrammica)and purple sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
California, Bodega Bay area
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A large green sea anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) with a mussel shell near its feeding orifice.The sea anemone will ingest the mussel, absorb edible materials, and excrete the shell through the same orifice.
California, Bodega Bay area
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An ochre starfish (Pisaster ochraceus) with a fellow starfish below it.
California, Bodega Bay area
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A striped shore crab (Pachygrapsus crassipes)peering out from its hiding place
California, Bodega Bay area
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Various shrimp collected in the intertidal zone
Washington, San Juan Islands
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A large sea anemone
California, Monterey area
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A large sea anemone
California, Monterey area
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A red sea anemone (Tealia lofotensis)
California, Monterey area
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A red sea anemone (Tealia lofotensis)
California, Monterey area
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A gumboot chiton (Cryptochiton stelleri) . This mollusk is very large, at least 30 centimeters long and weighing one kilogram.
California, Monterey area
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In a giant kelp forest of Macrocystis pyrifera
California, Monterey area
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A black and yellow rockfish (Sebastes chrysomelas) among a group of red sea anemones and three orange seastars
California, Monterey area
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A striped surf perch (Embiotoca lateralis) and three orange seastars
California, Monterey area
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Tiger rockfish (Sebastes nigrocinctus)
California, Monterey area
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A garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus)
California, Monterey area
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A small sculpin. Note the extended feeding arms on the coralline algae.
California, Monterey area
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Starfish (Pisaster giganteus)
California, Monterey area
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Starfish (Pisaster giganteus)
California, Monterey area
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Orange cup coral (Balanophyllia elegans). The only shallow-water stony coral found in California waters.
California, Monterey area
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Feather duster worm
California, Monterey area
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Colorful bat starfish (Patiria miniata)
California, Monterey area
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Strawberry sea anemones (Corynactis californica)
California, Monterey area
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Red sponge colony
California, Monterey area
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Yellow sponge colony
California, Monterey area
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Tunicate
California, Monterey area
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Spanish shawl elegant eolid nudibranch (Flabellinopsis iodinea)
California, Monterey area
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Salted dorid nudibranch (Doriopsilla albopunctata) on large globular sponge
California, Monterey area
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Salted dorid nudibranch (Doriopsilla albopunctata)
California, Monterey area
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Salted dorid nudibranch (Doriopsilla albopunctata)
California, Monterey area
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Salted dorid nudibranch (Doriopsilla albopunctata)
California, Monterey area
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A purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus)
California, Monterey area
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Chestnut cowry (Cypraea spadicea)
California, Monterey area
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Chestnut cowry (Cypraea spadicea)
California, Monterey area
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Chestnut cowry (Cypraea spadicea)
California, Monterey area
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Strawberry sea anemones (Corynactis californica)
California, Monterey area
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Strawberry sea anemones (Corynactis californica) and a colorful nudibranch (
California, Monterey area
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A red sea anemone (Tealia lofotensis)
California, Monterey area
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A red sea anemone (Tealia lofotensis)
California, Monterey area
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Strawberry sea anemones (Corynactis californica)
California, Monterey area
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Head end of a holothurian or commonly called sea cucumber
California, Monterey area
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Large green anemone with spines from sea urchin in foreground
California, Monterey area
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Holothurian or commonly called sea cucumber
California, Monterey area
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Mixed fauna with christmas tree worms (Spirobranchus gigantea)
California, Monterey area
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A red sea anemone (Tealia lofotensis)
California, Monterey area
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Red abalone (Haliotis rufescens)
California, Bodega Bay area
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Red abalone (Haliotis rufescens)
California, Bodega Bay area
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Keyhole limpet (Fissurella volcano)
California, Monterey area
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By-the-wind sailor (Velella velella)
California, Bodega Bay area
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Colonial anemones (Anthopleura elegantissima) closed up at low tide.
California, Bodega Bay area
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Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) caught by fisherman in small boat close to Bodega Bay study area.
California, Bodega Bay area

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