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Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32121  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32238  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32249  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
California Golden gorgonian polyps.  The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by, Muricea californica, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight for territory and harems of females.  Bull elephant seals will haul out and fight from December through March, nearly fasting the entire time as they maintain their territory and harem.  They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table
California Golden gorgonian polyps. The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by.
Image ID: 03481  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Male elephant seals (bulls) rear up on their foreflippers and fight for territory and harems of females. Bull elephant seals will haul out and fight from December through March, nearly fasting the entire time as they maintain their territory and harem. They bite and tear at each other on the neck and shoulders, drawing blood and creating scars on the tough hides. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Image ID: 15394  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Image ID: 35133  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California Add To Light Table Northern elephant seal, San Benito Islands, Mirounga angustirostris, San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito) Add To Light Table A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing.  Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females.  Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California, Mirounga angustirostris, Piedras Blancas, San Simeon Add To Light Table
Bull elephant seal, adult male, bellowing. Its huge proboscis is characteristic of male elephant seals. Scarring from combat with other males.
Image ID: 35147  
Species: Elephant Seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Northern elephant seal, San Benito Islands.
Image ID: 02161  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: San Benito Islands (Islas San Benito), Baja California, Mexico
 
A bull elephant seal forceably mates (copulates) with a much smaller female, often biting her into submission and using his weight to keep her from fleeing. Males may up to 5000 lbs, triple the size of females. Sandy beach rookery, winter, Central California.
Image ID: 20388  
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Piedras Blancas, San Simeon, California, USA
 
Red gorgonian polyps.  The red gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps.  Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony.  The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by, Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island Add To Light Table Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island Add To Light Table
Red gorgonian polyps. The red gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by.
Image ID: 03480  
Species: Red gorgonian, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians.
Image ID: 34781  
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 
Colorful Chironephthya soft coral coloniea in Fiji, hanging off wall, resembling sea fans or gorgonians.
Image ID: 34790  
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 
Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents, Gorgonacea, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji Add To Light Table Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island Add To Light Table Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias, Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island Add To Light Table
Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents.
Image ID: 34797  
Species: Gorgonian, Gorgonacea
Location: Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Image ID: 34815  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Image ID: 34828  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Vatu I Ra Passage, Bligh Waters, Viti Levu Island, Fiji
 
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians.
Image ID: 34849  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Image ID: 34850  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Image ID: 34851  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table Anthias fishes school in strong currents over a Fijian coral reef, with various hard and soft corals, sea fans and anemones on display. Fiji, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians.
Image ID: 34852  
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Image ID: 34853  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Anthias fishes school in strong currents over a Fijian coral reef, with various hard and soft corals, sea fans and anemones on display. Fiji.
Image ID: 34855  
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table Anthias fishes school in strong currents over a Fijian coral reef, with various hard and soft corals, sea fans and anemones on display. Fiji, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Image ID: 34857  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Image ID: 34858  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Anthias fishes school in strong currents over a Fijian coral reef, with various hard and soft corals, sea fans and anemones on display. Fiji.
Image ID: 34894  
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Anthias fishes school in strong currents over a Fijian coral reef, with various hard and soft corals, sea fans and anemones on display. Fiji, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table
Anthias fishes school in strong currents over a Fijian coral reef, with various hard and soft corals, sea fans and anemones on display. Fiji.
Image ID: 34893  
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians.
Image ID: 34895  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians.
Image ID: 34896  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias Add To Light Table Gorgonian sea fan detail, Fiji, Gorgonacea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island Add To Light Table Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents, Gorgonacea, Bligh Waters, Fiji Add To Light Table
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians.
Image ID: 34897  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Anthias, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
 
Gorgonian sea fan detail, Fiji.
Image ID: 34900  
Species: Gorgonian, Gorgonacea
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
 
Plexauridae sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef. This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents.
Image ID: 34909  
Species: Gorgonian, Gorgonacea
Location: Bligh Waters, Fiji
 


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Animal  >  Fish  >  Marine Fish  >  Damselfish (Pomacentridae)  >  Garibaldi
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Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Echinoderm  >  Crinoid Feather Star
Animal  >  Marine Invertebrate  >  Marine Invertebrate Anatomy  >  Polyp
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Northern Elephant Seal  >  Fighting Elephant Seals
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Elephant Seal Proboscis
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Scar / Wound
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Anatomy  >  Sexual Dimorphism / Male - Female Difference
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Mating / Courtship
Animal  >  Pinniped  >  Pinniped Behavior  >  Territorial Dispute
Gallery  >  California
Gallery  >  Catalina Island Underwater
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Gallery  >  Fiji Coral Reef
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Gallery  >  Guadalupe Island
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Gallery  >  San Clemente Island
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Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Channel Islands  >  Catalina Island
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Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Coronado Islands
Location  >  Oceans  >  Pacific  >  California (USA) / Baja California (Mexico)  >  Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe)
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Location  >  Protected Threatened and Significant Places  >  International  >  Isla Guadalupe Special Biosphere Reserve (Mexico)
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Amblyglyphidodon aureus
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Chromis punctipinnis
Crinoidea
Dendronephthya
Dendronephthya sp.
Ellisella
Ellisella ceratophyta
Gorgonacea
Hypsypops rubicundus
Lophogorgia chilensis
Mirounga angustirostris
Muricea californica
Muricea fruticosa
Plexauridae
Pseudanthias
Sarcophyton
Tubastrea micrantha

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