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Fish Swimming Underwater Offshore Northern California
Fish Swimming Underwater Offshore Northern California
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Title: Fish Swimming Underwater Offshore Northern California


A kelp greenling fish swimming above a seafloor of mixed gravel, cobble and rock outcrop with scattered shell. Fish is approx. 20 cm (8 inches) long. Image acquired 1 km (0.62 miles) offshore Half Moon Bay, California at a depth of 14 meters (46 ft). Also in the image are encrusting sponges, red algae (seaweed), and orange cup corals.

Location: Hallf Moon Bay, CA, USA

Date Taken: 9/30/2007

Photographer: USGS
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Photographer Organization: USGS

Usage: This image is public domain/of free use unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the USGS Copyright section for how to credit the photo.


Source: California Seafloor Mapping Program Video and Photograph Portal  (Cruise ID F-3-07-NC, Track line 18, Image Number 1686, Depth -14.15. Lat 37.451345, Lon -122.458118) 

File Details:
Type: JPEG image - 5.37 MB
Dimensions: 3291 x 2220

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