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Garibaldi and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. 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 Add To Light Table Garibaldi and red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Hypsypops rubicundus,  Lophogorgia chilensis, San Clemente Island Add To Light Table California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. 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, San Clemente Island, Muricea californica Add To Light Table
Garibaldi and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. 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.
Image ID: 30864  
Species: Garibaldi, California golden gorgonian, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 30870  
Species: Garibaldi, Red gorgonian, Hypsypops rubicundus, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. 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, San Clemente Island.
Image ID: 30909  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Blacksmith Chromis and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. 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, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica Add To Light Table Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago Add To Light Table Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Pseudanthias, Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago Add To Light Table
Blacksmith Chromis and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. 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.
Image ID: 30956  
Species: Blacksmith, California golden gorgonian, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31350  
Species: Gorgonian, Anthias, Sea Fan, Pseudanthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Plexauridae sea fan gorgonian and schooling Anthias on pristine and beautiful coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31440  
Species: Gorgonian, Sea Fan, Anthias, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae, Pseudanthias
Location: Wakaya Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Sea fan or gorgonian on coral reef.  This gorgonian is a type of colonial alcyonacea soft coral that filters plankton from passing ocean currents, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea Add To Light Table Sea fan gorgonian and dendronephthya soft coral on coral reef.  Both the sea fan gorgonian and the dendronephthya  are type of alcyonacea soft corals that filter plankton from passing ocean currents, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea Add To Light Table Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae Add To Light Table
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: 31443  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea
Location: Fiji
 
Sea fan gorgonian and dendronephthya soft coral on coral reef. Both the sea fan gorgonian and the dendronephthya are type of alcyonacea soft corals that filter plankton from passing ocean currents.
Image ID: 31444  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea
Location: Fiji
 
Crinoid clinging to gorgonian sea fan, Fiji.
Image ID: 31445  
Species: Crinoid Feather Star, Gorgonian, Sea Fan, Crinoidea, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
 
Sarcophyton leather coral and sea fan gorgonian on pristine coral reef, Fiji, Sarcophyton, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae Add To Light Table Sea fan gorgonian and dendronephthya soft coral on coral reef.  Both the sea fan gorgonian and the dendronephthya  are type of alcyonacea soft corals that filter plankton from passing ocean currents, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae Add To Light Table Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table
Sarcophyton leather coral and sea fan gorgonian on pristine coral reef, Fiji.
Image ID: 31446  
Species: Sarcophyton Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Sea Fan, Sarcophyton, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
 
Sea fan gorgonian and dendronephthya soft coral on coral reef. Both the sea fan gorgonian and the dendronephthya are type of alcyonacea soft corals that filter plankton from passing ocean currents.
Image ID: 31447  
Species: Dendronephthya Soft Coral, Gorgonian, Sea Fan, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Plexauridae
Location: Fiji
 
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32038  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32039  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32041  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32118  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island Add To Light Table
Sea fan gorgonian on coral reef, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32121  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32128  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
Gorgonian soft corals, Grand Cayman Island.
Image ID: 32181  
Location: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
 
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 Gorgonian (yellow) that has been parasitized by zoanthid anemone (Savalia lucifica), and red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis), Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island, Savalia lucifica, Parazoanthus lucificum Add To Light Table
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
 
Gorgonian (yellow) that has been parasitized by zoanthid anemone (Savalia lucifica), and red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis), Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37185  
Species: Zoanthid anemone, Savalia lucifica, Parazoanthus lucificum
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Reef with gorgonians and marine invertebrates, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico 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, 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
Reef with gorgonians and marine invertebrates, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico.
Image ID: 27510  
Location: Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Mexico
 
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, 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, Gorgonacea, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji 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 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.
Image ID: 34797  
Species: Gorgonian, Gorgonacea
Location: Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
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
 
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians, 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
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
 
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
 


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Lophogorgia chilensis
Muricea californica
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