Yes, these are some of the plants and animals that you will see if you choose a good snorkeling location!


Algae
Algal blooms are often green, but they can also be other colors such as yellow-brown or red, depending on the species of algae.
California sheephead
The California sheephead's range is from Monterey Bay, California to the Gulf of California, Mexico.
Eelgrass
They have long, bright green, ribbon-like leaves, about 1 cm wide.
Garibaldi
The Garibaldi looks like a giant goldfish and is California' state fish and is a protected species.
Halibut
The halibut is the largest flat fish, averaging 24-30 lb, but they can get big. You'll probably see the smaller ones. The largest recently recorded was 470 lb and 8.2 ft long.
Kelp
Kelps are large seaweeds (algae) belonging to the brown algae (Phaeophyceae) in the order Laminariales. There are about 30 different genera.
Leopard shark
Active-swimming predators, groups of leopard sharks often follow the tide onto intertidal mudflats to forage for food, mainly clams, spoon worms, crabs, shrimp, bony fish, and fish eggs.
Lobster
Clawed lobsters comprise a family of large marine crustaceans
Moray eel
The Morays are frequently thought of as particularly vicious or ill-tempered animals. In truth, morays hide from humans in crevices and would rather flee than fight.
Pelican
A pelican, is a large water bird with a large throat pouch, belonging to the bird family Pelecanidae.
Perch
True perch have "rough" or ctenoid scales.
Sand Bass
The white bass or sand bass (Morone chrysops) is a freshwater fish of the temperate bass family Moronidae. It is the state fish of Oklahoma.
Sea anemone
Sea anemones are a group of water-dwelling, predatory animals of the order Actiniaria; they are named after the anemone, a terrestrial flower.
Sea Lion
Sea Lions are curious and playful animals. They personality is kind of like that of dogs.
Sea urchin
Sea urchins or urchins are small, spiny, globular animals which, with their close kin, such as sand dollars, constitute the class Echinoidea of the echinoderm phylum.
Seal
Includes earred seals, earless seals, and fur seals.
Starfish
There are 2,000 living species of starfish that occur in all the world's oceans, including the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian as well as in the Arctic and the Southern Ocean (i.e., Antarctic) regions.
Stringray
Stringrays aren't always common in SoCal. Some summers they are, some they are not.
Striped bass
The striped bass is a typical member of the Moronidae family in shape, having a streamlined, silvery body marked with longitudinal dark stripes running from behind the gills to the base of the tail.
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