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Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep.  Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea fruticosa, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Brown gorgonians, Catalina, Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep.  Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea fruticosa, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table
Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 25398  
Species: Brown gorgonian, Muricea fruticosa
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonians, Catalina.
Image ID: 00567  
Species: Brown gorgonian, Muricea fruticosa
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 23550  
Species: Brown gorgonian, Muricea fruticosa
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep.  Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea fruticosa, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Brown gorgonians, Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying gorgonian, brown gorgonian, Parazoanthus lucificum, Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Brown gorgonians on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that live on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 23588  
Species: Brown gorgonian, Muricea fruticosa
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonians.
Image ID: 05331  
Species: Brown gorgonian, Muricea fruticosa
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying gorgonian, brown gorgonian.
Image ID: 02530  
Species: Zoanthid anemone, Parazoanthus lucificum, Muricea fruticosa
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying brown gorgonian, Parazoanthus lucificum, Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones, Semicossyphus pulcher, Parazoanthus lucificum, Catalina Island Add To Light Table Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones, Semicossyphus pulcher, Parazoanthus lucificum, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying brown gorgonian.
Image ID: 05341  
Species: Zoanthid anemone, Parazoanthus lucificum, Muricea fruticosa
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones.
Image ID: 07006  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher, Parazoanthus lucificum
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones.
Image ID: 07007  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher, Parazoanthus lucificum
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying brown gorgonian, Parazoanthus lucificum, Muricea fruticosa, Catalina Island Add To Light Table
Parasitic zoanthid anemones (yellow) cover dead/dying brown gorgonian.
Image ID: 05342  
Species: Zoanthid anemone, Parazoanthus lucificum, Muricea fruticosa
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 


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Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Wrasse (Labridae)
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Anemone  >  Zoanthid
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Coral  >  Soft Coral  >  Gorgonian
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  Catalina Island
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  San Clemente Island
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Catalina Island
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  San Clemente Island
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Muricea fruticosa
Parazoanthus lucificum
Semicossyphus pulcher

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Updated: August 15, 2020