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Garibaldi and Brown Gorgonian Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, Catalina Island. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa Add To Light Table Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa Add To Light Table
Garibaldi and Brown Gorgonian Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37157  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, Catalina Island. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 37292  
Species: Brown gorgonian, California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 37056  
Species: Brown gorgonian, California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa Add To Light Table Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep.  Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea fruticosa, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Brown gorgonians, Catalina, Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 37117  
Species: Brown gorgonian, California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 25398  
Species: Brown gorgonian, Muricea fruticosa
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonians, Catalina.
Image ID: 00567  
Species: Brown gorgonian, Muricea fruticosa
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Brown Gorgonian Muricea fruticosa on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. The brown gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by Add To Light Table Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying brown gorgonian. Eagle Rock, Muricea fruticosa, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa Add To Light Table
Brown Gorgonian Muricea fruticosa on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. The brown gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 37158  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying brown gorgonian. Eagle Rock.
Image ID: 05341  
Species: Luminescent parazoanthid, Zoanthid anemone, Muricea fruticosa, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 37079  
Species: Brown gorgonian, California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonian,  Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island, California Add To Light Table Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep.  Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea fruticosa, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones. Eagle Rock, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Brown gorgonian, Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island, California.
Image ID: 37241  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 23550  
Species: Brown gorgonian, Muricea fruticosa
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones. Eagle Rock.
Image ID: 07006  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Luminescent parazoanthid, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep.  Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea fruticosa, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Brown gorgonians, Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying gorgonian, brown gorgonian. Eagle Rock, Muricea fruticosa, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 23588  
Species: Brown gorgonian, Muricea fruticosa
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonians.
Image ID: 05331  
Species: Brown gorgonian, Muricea fruticosa
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying gorgonian, brown gorgonian. Eagle Rock.
Image ID: 02530  
Species: Luminescent parazoanthid, Zoanthid anemone, Muricea fruticosa, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones. Eagle Rock, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying brown gorgonian. Eagle Rock, Muricea fruticosa, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones. Eagle Rock.
Image ID: 07007  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Luminescent parazoanthid, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying brown gorgonian. Eagle Rock.
Image ID: 05342  
Species: Luminescent parazoanthid, Zoanthid anemone, Muricea fruticosa, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 


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Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Wrasse (Labridae)
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Anemone  >  Zoanthid
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
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Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Catalina Island
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  San Clemente Island
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Muricea californica
Muricea fruticosa
Parazoanthus lucificum
Savalia lucifica
Semicossyphus pulcher

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Updated: December 2, 2021