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Macrocystis pyrifera; Giant Kelp; (shown with Blue rockfish)   

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Macrocystis pyrifera
Macrocystis pyrifera
Giant Kelp
(shown with Blue rockfish)
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0505 1401 (2005-05-18)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1985
  • latitude 36.51930   longitude -121.94197   max error distance 1754 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Pt . Lobos State Reserve (Monterey County, California, US)
  • family Lessoniaceae
  • order Laminariales
  • class Phaeophyceae
  • plant community   subtidal rocky substrate
  • notes   A kelp forest dampens the ocean's surge thus providing a relatively quiet habitat for fish and invertebrates. And it's a magical place for divers.
  • camera   Nikonos
  • photo category: Plant - algae

  • common names   Giant Kelp (photographer)
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