Underwater view of male Garibaldi fish (Hypsypops rubicundus) guarding his nest. 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. Nesting behavior. Pacific Ocean. California Channel Islands. North America West Coast.

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