Underwater, closer view, this male Garibaldi fish (Hypsypops rubicundus) has a nest on the rock face, his nest looks dark red or brown. Usually the nest is a pale color. Did this Garibaldi choose a patch of dark algae to use as base for the nest, on which passing females lay eggs? Beyond is a giant kelp forest (Macrocystis pyrifera). See many types of algae and sea weed, Rhodophyta or Rhodymenia, and Botryoglossum farlowianum on the reef. Pacific Ocean. Fish spawning. Reproduction. California Channel Islands. North America West Coast.

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