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ImageClose-up of the bull kelp Nereocystis luetkeana. Blades extend out of four areas atop the large, gas-filled pneumatocyst.


Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana)

Location (General):

Big Sur

Site (Specific):

Big Creek Pinnacle

Date taken:

August, 17 2006

Photo credit:

Steve Lonhart / NOAA MBNMS

Photographer's comments:

Pinnacle at entrance to Big Creek Cove, Big Creek State Marine Reserve.

View the Natural history for:
Nereocystis luetkeana
in SIMoN's Species Database.

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      Latitude: 36.069078    Longitude: -121.6007

File name: SIL_081706_1030.jpg