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Sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago Add To Light Table Beautiful tropical reef in Fiji. The reef is covered with dendronephthya soft corals and sea fan gorgonians, with schooling Anthias fishes swimming against a strong current, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island Add To Light Table Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island Add To Light Table
Sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31397  
Species: Gorgonian, Anthias, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea
Location: Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Beautiful tropical reef in Fiji. The reef is covered with dendronephthya soft corals and sea fan gorgonians, with schooling Anthias fishes swimming against a strong current.
Image ID: 31401  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
 
Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji.
Image ID: 31404  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Gorgonian, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
 
Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island Add To Light Table 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, Plexauridae, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji Add To Light Table Branching whip coral (Ellisella sp.) captures passing planktonic food in ocean currents, Fiji, Ellisella Add To Light Table
Spectacular pristine tropical reef with vibrant colorful soft corals. Dendronephthya soft corals, crinoids, sea fan gorgonians and schooling Anthias fishes, pulsing with life in a strong current over a pristine coral reef. Fiji is known as the soft coral capitlal of the world.
Image ID: 31409  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, 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.
Image ID: 31421  
Species: Gorgonian, Sea Fan, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
 
Branching whip coral (Ellisella sp.) captures passing planktonic food in ocean currents, Fiji.
Image ID: 31424  
Species: Branching Whip Coral, Ellisella
Location: Fiji
 
Sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae Add To Light Table Sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae Add To Light Table Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae Add To Light Table
Sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31425  
Species: Gorgonian, Anthias, Sea Fan, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
 
Sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31428  
Species: Gorgonian, Anthias, Sea Fan, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
 
Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31435  
Species: Gorgonian, Anthias, Sea Fan, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
 
Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table 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, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae Add To Light Table
Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31437  
Species: Gorgonian, Anthias, Sea Fan, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
 
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.
Image ID: 31438  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea
Location: Fiji
 
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.
Image ID: 31439  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Sea Fan, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
 
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with gorgonian sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Tubastrea micrantha Add To Light Table Golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. 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 Add To Light Table Garibaldi and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. 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, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica Add To Light Table
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with gorgonian sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Image ID: 31441  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Black Sun Coral, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Tubastrea micrantha
Location: Fiji
 
Golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. 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.
Image ID: 34219  
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. 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.
Image ID: 30864  
Species: Garibaldi, California golden gorgonian, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Hypsypops rubicundus,  Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. 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, San Clemente Island. 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 Add To Light Table Blacksmith Chromis and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. 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, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica Add To Light Table
Garibaldi and red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 30870  
Species: Garibaldi, Red gorgonian, Hypsypops rubicundus, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. 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, San Clemente Island. 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.
Image ID: 30909  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Blacksmith Chromis and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. 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.
Image ID: 30956  
Species: Blacksmith, California golden gorgonian, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago Add To Light Table Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Pseudanthias, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago Add To Light Table 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 Add To Light Table
Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31350  
Species: Gorgonian, Anthias, Sea Fan, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31440  
Species: Gorgonian, Sea Fan, Anthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Pseudanthias
Location: Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents.
Image ID: 31443  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea
Location: Fiji
 
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 Add To Light Table Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae Add To Light Table Sarcophyton leather coral and sea fan gorgonian on pristine coral reef, Fiji, Sarcophyton, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 31444  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea
Location: Fiji
 
Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji.
Image ID: 31445  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Gorgonian, Sea Fan, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
 
Sarcophyton leather coral and sea fan gorgonian on pristine coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31446  
Species: Sarcophyton Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Sea Fan, Sarcophyton, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
 
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 Add To Light Table Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table
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.
Image ID: 31447  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Sea Fan, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
 
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32121  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32238  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight for territory and harems of females.  Bull elephant seals will haul out and fight from December through March, nearly fasting the entire time as they maintain their territory and harem.  They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32249  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight for territory and harems of females. Bull elephant seals will haul out and fight from December through March, nearly fasting the entire time as they maintain their territory and harem. They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Image ID: 15394  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Image ID: 35133  
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 


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Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal  >  Fighting Elephant Seals
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Elephant Seal Proboscis
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Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Mating / Courtship
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Territorial Dispute
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Amblyglyphidodon aureus
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Chromis punctipinnis
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Dendronephthya
Dendronephthya sp.
Ellisella
Ellisella ceratophyta
Gorgonacea
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lophogorgia chilensis
Mirounga angustirostris
Muricea californica
Plexauridae
Pseudanthias
Sarcophyton
Tubastrea micrantha

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