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Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover and encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian, Catalina Head, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Catalina Island, California Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover and encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian, Catalina Head, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Catalina Island, California Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, Catalina Island, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover and encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian, Catalina Head.
Image ID: 37293  
Species: Luminescent parazoanthid, Zoanthid anemone, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover and encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian, Catalina Head.
Image ID: 37294  
Species: Luminescent parazoanthid, Zoanthid anemone, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37295  
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Selfie, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island, Macrocystis pyrifera Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Catalina Island, California Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, Catalina Island. Gorgonians are 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, Muricea fruticosa
Selfie, giant kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37296  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Kelp fronds and pneumatocysts. Pneumatocysts, gas-filled bladders, float the kelp off the ocean bottom toward the surface and sunlight, where the leaf-like blades and stipes of the kelp plant grow fastest.
Image ID: 37297  
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, Catalina Island. Gorgonians are 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.
Image ID: 37292  
Species: Brown gorgonian, California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sheephead and invasive sargassum, Catalina, Sargassum horneri, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island 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, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
Sheephead and invasive sargassum, Catalina.
Image ID: 30974  
Species: Sargassum, Sheephead wrasse, Sargassum horneri, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
California sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 23449  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
California sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 23472  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Juvenile sheephead and gorgonian, Catalina, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island 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, Farnsworth Banks, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
Juvenile sheephead and gorgonian, Catalina.
Image ID: 30975  
Species: Sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones. Eagle Rock.
Image ID: 07006  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Luminescent parazoanthid, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Juvenile sheephead, Farnsworth Banks.
Image ID: 05184  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
California sheephead, juvenile, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island California sheephead, juvenile, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones. Eagle Rock, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
California sheephead, juvenile.
Image ID: 00371  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
California sheephead, juvenile.
Image ID: 01935  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones. Eagle Rock.
Image ID: 07007  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Luminescent parazoanthid, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Pacific torpedo ray, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina, Torpedo californica, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island Pacific torpedo ray, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina, Torpedo californica, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island Pacific torpedo ray, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina, Torpedo californica, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
Pacific torpedo ray, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina, Torpedo californica.
Image ID: 03822  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Pacific torpedo ray, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina, Torpedo californica.
Image ID: 04706  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Pacific torpedo ray, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina, Torpedo californica.
Image ID: 04708  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Pacific torpedo ray, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina, Torpedo californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island Pacific torpedo ray, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina, Torpedo californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island
Pacific torpedo ray, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina, Torpedo californica.
Image ID: 05174  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Pacific torpedo ray, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina, Torpedo californica.
Image ID: 05185  
Species: California sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 


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Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Color and Pattern  >  Adult - Juvenile Difference
Animal  >  Fish  >  Fish Anatomy  >  Juvenile
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  >  Catalina Island  >  Farnsworth Banks
Location  >  USA  >  California  >  Catalina Island
Subject  >  Technique  >  Underwater
Subject  >  Weird  >  Self Portrait

Species Appearing Among These Images:
Leptogorgia chilensis
Lophogorgia chilensis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Muricea californica
Muricea fruticosa
Parazoanthus lucificum
Sargassum horneri
Savalia lucifica
Semicossyphus pulcher

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