Underwater view of male Garibaldi fish (Hypsypops rubicundus) guarding his nest. A giant purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) has gotten onto his nest, and the Garibaldi uses his mouth to move the urchin, it falls off the reef. The Garibaldi nest is a patch of golden algae which the Garibaldi cultivated on a flat reef face, and then passing females laid their eggs there, on the edge of a giant kelp forest (Macrocystis pyrifera). There are many types of algae, Rhodophyta or Rhodymenia, and Botryoglossum farlowianum on the reef. Healthy environment. Beauty shot, good dappling sunlight on subjects. Pacific Ocean. California Channel Islands. North America West Coast.

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