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California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The golden 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, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island California golden gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The golden 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, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island California golden gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The golden 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, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden 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. Crete Weed Photo.
Image ID: 23421  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden 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. Crete Weed Picture.
Image ID: 23439  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden 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. Stock Photography of Crete Weed.
Image ID: 23445  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The golden 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, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island California golden gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The golden 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, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island California golden gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The golden 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, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
California golden gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden 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. Photograph of Crete Weed.
Image ID: 23477  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden 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. Crete Weed Photos.
Image ID: 23489  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden 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. Crete Weed Image.
Image ID: 23523  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Crete weed blooms in spring, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Hedypnois cretica Crete weed blooms in spring, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Hedypnois cretica Crete weed blooms in spring, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Hedypnois cretica
Crete weed blooms in spring, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad. Professional stock photos of Crete Weed.
Image ID: 11360  
Species: Crete weed, Hedypnois cretica
Location: Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California, USA
 
Crete weed blooms in spring, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad. Pictures of Crete Weed.
Image ID: 11361  
Species: Crete weed, Hedypnois cretica
Location: Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California, USA
 
Crete weed blooms in spring, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad. Crete Weed Photo.
Image ID: 11362  
Species: Crete weed, Hedypnois cretica
Location: Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California, USA
 
Crete weed blooms in spring, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, Hedypnois cretica
Crete weed blooms in spring, Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad. Crete Weed Picture.
Image ID: 11363  
Species: Crete weed, Hedypnois cretica
Location: Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California, USA
 

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Categories Appearing Among These Images:
Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Wrasse (Labridae)
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
Gallery  >  Gorgonian
Gallery  >  Kelp Forest
Gallery  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  Ecological Reserves  >  Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Carlsbad
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  San Clemente Island
Natural World  >  Habitat  >  Kelp Forest
Plant  >  Wildflower  >  Coastal Wildflower
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Hedypnois cretica
Macrocystis pyrifera
Muricea californica
Semicossyphus pulcher

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Updated: October 20, 2017