Underwater view of male Garibaldi fish guarding his nest and eggs (Hypsypops rubicundus). The male Garibaldi chose a flat rock surface within a kelp forest, he cultivated a certain golden algae on which females laid eggs. Here he harasses an octopus which has wandered onto his nest, the Garibaldi bites the octopus and then the octopus releases a cloud of ink, and the Garibaldi fish gapes the bad taste out of his mouth. The fish makes a loop to bring fresh seawater back onto the nest. See Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) on the edge of a giant kelp forest (Macrocystis pyrifera). There are many types of algae and seaweeds which are Rhodophyta or Rhodymenia. Another red algae is Botryoglossum farlowianum. And pink or red Coralline algae. Healthy environment. Pacific Ocean. California Channel Islands. North America West Coast.

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