Sheephead, Garibaldi and Golden Gorgonian, Hypsypops rubicundus



Sheephead wrasse, Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater. San Clemente Island, California, USA, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica, natural history stock photograph, photo id 37093
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Sheephead wrasse, Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater. San Clemente Island, California, USA

Stock Photo: 37093
Species: California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 2:3
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