Bouquet on Steel
Although it's mainly constructed of steel, nature finds a way to flourish on the oil platform "Eureka," located just offshore from Long Beach, California.
Garibaldi and Eggs
Garibaldi protects its nest on oil platform Eureka - Huntington Beach, California.
Purple hydrocoral at Farnsworth Bank, California.
A red octopus amongst the yellow zoanthids and purple hydrocoral of Farnsworth Bank - Catalina Island, California.
Sea Star and Purple Hydrocoral
A giant-spined sea star amongst the purple hydrocoral of Farnsworth Bank - Catalina Island, California.
Nudibranch on kelp near Catalina Island, California.
Spanish shawl nudibranch near Gull Island, California.
Flabellina pricei nudibranch - Santa Cruz Island, California.
Santa Barbara Janolus at Santa Cruz Island, California.
Sheephead in Kelp
A large male sheepead investigates a noisy intruder at Channel Islands National Park - California.
A Mexichormis porterae nudibranch at Catalina Island, California.
A Norris' Topsnail on giant kelp. Catalina Island, California.
Portrait of a bluebanded goby.
Bluebanded goby shelter.
Yellowfin fringehead at Anacapa Island, California.
Lone garibaldi in the shallows. Catalina Island, California.
A giant kelpfish at home amongst the algae at Catalina Island, CA.
School of jack mackerel near Catalina Island, California.
Cormorant hunting fish at the oil rigs.
Flabellina iodinea on a pneumatocyst (float) of giant kelp.
San Clemente Island, California.