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California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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 californica, San Clemente Island
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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.
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 37057  
Sheephead wrasse, Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica, San Clemente Island
Sheephead wrasse, Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Species: California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 37093  
California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi and Sheephead wrasse fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi and Sheephead wrasse fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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.
Species: California golden gorgonian, California sheephead wrasse, Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 30922  
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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 californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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.
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 23421  
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 30903  
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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 californica, San Clemente Island
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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.
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 37095  
California golden gorgonian and Sheephead wrasse fish on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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, Catalina Island
California golden gorgonian and Sheephead wrasse fish on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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.
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 34183  
California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi and Sheephead wrasse fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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, Catalina Island
California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi and Sheephead wrasse fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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.
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 34186  
Sheephead and invasive sargassum, Catalina, Sargassum horneri, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
Sheephead and invasive sargassum, Catalina.
Species: Sargassum, Sheephead wrasse, Sargassum horneri, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 30974  
California sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
California sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 23449  
California sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
California sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 23472  
California golden gorgonian and Sheephead wrasse fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
California golden gorgonian and Sheephead wrasse fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 30888  
Juvenile sheephead and gorgonian, Catalina, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
Juvenile sheephead and gorgonian, Catalina.
Species: Sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 30975  
Sheephead and golden gorgonian, underwater in a kelp forest, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
Sheephead and golden gorgonian, underwater in a kelp forest.
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 23528  
Gorgonians grow on rocky reef, kelp forest and a white boat floating on the surface can be seen in the background, underwater, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
Gorgonians grow on rocky reef, kelp forest and a white boat floating on the surface can be seen in the background, underwater.
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 23537  
Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones. Eagle Rock, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones. Eagle Rock.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Luminescent parazoanthid, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 07006  
Sheephead and golden gorgonian, underwater in a kelp forest, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
Sheephead and golden gorgonian, underwater in a kelp forest.
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 23586  
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead wrasse on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead wrasse on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives 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.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 30924  
Juvenile sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Juvenile sheephead wrasse.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Image ID: 14001  
Sheephead wrasse, female, Semicossyphus pulcher
Sheephead wrasse, female.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Image ID: 14036  
Juvenile sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Juvenile sheephead wrasse.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Image ID: 14944  
California sheephead, adult male, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
California sheephead, adult male.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 01936  
Juvenile sheephead, Farnsworth Banks, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
Juvenile sheephead, Farnsworth Banks.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 05184  
California sheephead, juvenile, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
California sheephead, juvenile.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 00371  
California sheephead, gorgonian, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
California sheephead, gorgonian.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 01124  
California sheephead, juvenile, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
California sheephead, juvenile.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 01935  
California sheephead and gorgonian amid kelp forest, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
California sheephead and gorgonian amid kelp forest.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 04647  
Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones. Eagle Rock, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones. Eagle Rock.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Luminescent parazoanthid, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 07007  
California sheephead, adult male, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
California sheephead, adult male.
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 07072  

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