Blacksmith, California Golden Gorgonian, Red Gorgonian Photo, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis



Red gorgonians and California golden gorgonians 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, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis, natural history stock photograph, photo id 30914
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Red gorgonians and California golden gorgonians 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: 30914
Species: Blacksmith, California golden gorgonian, Red gorgonian, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
Lat/Long: 32.83633° N, -118.3636° W (Coordinates: 32.83634°, -118.36368°)
Format: Digital 3:2
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Updated: December 12, 2017

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