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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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A reddish-orange bat seastar (Patiria miniata)
California, Bodega Bay area
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Large sea anemones (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) closed for protection against drying up at low tide. The rocks they glue on themselves help insulate them and decrease heat absorption by reflecting sunlight.
California, Bodega Bay area
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A shore crab (Cancer antennarius) in a defensive posture. The rock is road gravel and the mussel shells have colored clay used in a crab feeding experiment.
Washington, San Juan Islands
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Various types of algae in a tide pool at low tide
California, Bodega Bay area
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A mussel bed
California, Bodega Bay area
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Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)
California, Monterey area
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Large brown algae
California, Monterey area
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Kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) at low tide
California, Monterey area
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Light playing on a tide pool
California, Bodega Bay area
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Chitons nested in an oyster shell
California, Bodega Bay area
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Two large green sea anemones with rounded cobbles
California, Bodega Bay area
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Sea anemones (Anthopleura xanthogrammica), sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus),and empty mussel shells (Mytilus sp.) in a tide pool
California, Bodega Bay area
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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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