Red Gorgonian Photo, Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera



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. San Clemente Island, California, USA, Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera, natural history stock photograph, photo id 23420
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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. San Clemente Island, California, USA

Stock Photo: 23420
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
Lat/Long: 32° 48' 54° N, 118° 21' 29° W (Coordinates: 32.90083°, -118.49683°)
Format: Digital 2:3
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Updated: August 20, 2017

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