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: 25404
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
Lat/Long: N 032° 50' 49.66", W 118° 22' 48.73" (Coordinates: 32.84713°, -118.38020°)
Format: Digital 2:3
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