Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, Hypsypops rubicundus



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 37097Add To Light Table
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Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater. San Clemente Island, California, USA

Stock Photo: 37097
Species: California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 4:3
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