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Giant Sea Bass swimming through Kelp Forest_01

Giant Sea Bass swimming through Kelp Forest_01

The Giant Sea Bass, aka Giant Black Sea Bass, is a fish native to the North Pacific Ocean. It's estimated that the giant sea bass is capable of growing to lengths of over 7 feet and weighing over 700 pounds.


  • Extinction Risk: Critically Endangered (population estimates of less than 500 breeding individuals)
  • Scientific Name: Stereolepis gigas


Southern California’s incredible Giant Kelp Forests are home to a rich array of marine life. These towering seaweeds provide structure, food, and hiding places for more than 1,000 species of plants and animals. Known for its size, it can reach over 200 feet in length and grow as fast as 1.5 feet per day. Giant kelp is able to grow vertically due to gas-filled bladders known as pneumatocysts, which keep the upper portions of the algae afloat. 


  • Scientific Name: Macrocystis pyrifera
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