Search results for Gorgonian

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Sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef.  This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea
Sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents.
Species: Dendronephthya soft coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 31443  
Sea fan gorgonian and dendronephthya soft coral on coral reef.  Both the sea fan gorgonian and the dendronephthya  are type of alcyonacea soft corals that filter plankton from passing ocean currents, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea
Sea fan gorgonian and dendronephthya soft coral on coral reef. Both the sea fan gorgonian and the dendronephthya are type of alcyonacea soft corals that filter plankton from passing ocean currents.
Species: Dendronephthya soft coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 31444  
Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji.
Species: Crinoid feather star, Gorgonian, Sea fan, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 31445  
Sarcophyton leather coral and sea fan gorgonian on pristine coral reef, Fiji, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Sarcophyton
Sarcophyton leather coral and sea fan gorgonian on pristine coral reef, Fiji.
Species: Gorgonian, Sarcophyton soft coral, Sea fan, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Sarcophyton
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 31446  
Sea fan gorgonian and dendronephthya soft coral on coral reef.  Both the sea fan gorgonian and the dendronephthya  are type of alcyonacea soft corals that filter plankton from passing ocean currents, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Sea fan gorgonian and dendronephthya soft coral on coral reef. Both the sea fan gorgonian and the dendronephthya are type of alcyonacea soft corals that filter plankton from passing ocean currents.
Species: Dendronephthya soft coral, Gorgonian, Sea fan, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 31447  
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Image ID: 32038  
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Image ID: 32039  
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Image ID: 32041  
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Image ID: 32118  
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island.
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Image ID: 32121  
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Image ID: 32128  
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Image ID: 32181  
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island.
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Image ID: 32238  
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island.
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Image ID: 32249  
California Golden gorgonian polyps.  The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by, Muricea californica, San Clemente Island
California Golden gorgonian polyps. The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by.
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 03481  
Red gorgonian with polyps retracted, Leptogorgia chilensis, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Red gorgonian with polyps retracted, Leptogorgia chilensis, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 37263  
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus, and yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Epizoanthus giveni
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, purple hydrocoral Stylaster californicus, and yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthus giveni, at Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Species: Red gorgonian, Hydrocoral, Givens Zoanthid, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Epizoanthus giveni
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 37220  
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis with yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthis giveni, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Epizoanthus giveni
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis with yellow zoanthid anemone Epizoanthis giveni, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, California.
Species: Red gorgonian, Givens Zoanthid, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Epizoanthus giveni
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 37269  
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
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.
Species: Brown gorgonian, California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 37292  
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica, San Clemente Island
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Species: California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 37097  
Red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) rises above fields of purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica) on Farnsworth Bank, Catalina Island, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) rises above fields of purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica) on Farnsworth Bank, Catalina Island.
Species: Hydrocoral, Red gorgonian, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 37179  
Reef with gorgonians and marine invertebrates, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Reef with gorgonians and marine invertebrates, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 27510  
Red gorgonian polyps.  The red gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps.  Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony.  The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island
Red gorgonian polyps. The red gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by.
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 03480  
Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island
Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians.
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34781  
Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island
Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians.
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34790  
Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents, Gorgonacea, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents.
Species: Gorgonian, Gorgonacea
Location: Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
Image ID: 34797  
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Dendronephthya soft coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34815  
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Dendronephthya soft coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34828  
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians.
Species: Anthias, Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 34849  
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Dendronephthya soft coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 34850  
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