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Anthias fishes school in strong currents above hard and soft corals on a Fijian coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters
Anthias fishes school in strong currents above hard and soft corals on a Fijian coral reef, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Bligh Waters, Fiji
Image ID: 34719  
Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters
Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Location: Bligh Waters, Fiji
Image ID: 34720  
Anthias fishes school in strong currents above hard and soft corals on a Fijian coral reef, Fiji, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters
Anthias fishes school in strong currents above hard and soft corals on a Fijian coral reef, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Bligh Waters, Fiji
Image ID: 34721  
Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters
Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Location: Bligh Waters, Fiji
Image ID: 34722  
Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Bligh Waters
Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Location: Bligh Waters, Fiji
Image ID: 34723  
Sarcophyton leather coral on coral reef, Fiji, Sarcophyton, Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago
Sarcophyton leather coral on coral reef, Fiji.
Species: Sarcophyton soft coral, Sarcophyton
Location: Gau Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
Image ID: 34724  
Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji, Crinoidea, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Crinoid (feather star) extends its tentacles into ocean currents, on pristine south pacific coral reef, Fiji.
Species: Crinoid feather star, Crinoidea
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34725  
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Beautiful South Pacific coral reef, with Plexauridae sea fans, schooling anthias fish and colorful dendronephthya soft corals, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Dendronephthya soft coral, Gorgonian, Dendronephthya, Gorgonacea, Pseudanthias
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34726  
Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Brilliantlly colorful coral reef, with swarms of anthias fishes and soft corals, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34727  
Closeup view of  colorful dendronephthya soft corals, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Closeup view of colorful dendronephthya soft corals, reaching out into strong ocean currents to capture passing planktonic food, Fiji.
Species: Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34728  
Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji.
Species: Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34729  
Sarcophyton leather coral polyp detail, close up view, Fiji, Sarcophyton, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Sarcophyton leather coral polyp detail, close up view, Fiji.
Species: Sarcophyton soft coral, Sarcophyton
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34730  
Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji.
Species: Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34731  
Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, leafnose moray eel, Fiji, Rhinomuraena quaesita, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita, leafnose moray eel, Fiji.
Species: Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34732  
Cardinalfish, Fiji, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Cardinalfish, Fiji.
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34733  
Golden Damselfish, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Golden Damselfish, Fiji.
Species: Golden damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon aureus
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34734  
Bignose Unicornfish, Naso vlamingii, being cleaned by a small wrasse, Fiji, Naso vlamingii, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Bignose Unicornfish, Naso vlamingii, being cleaned by a small wrasse, Fiji.
Species: Bignose unicornfish, Naso vlamingii
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34735  
Fiji Barberi Clownfish, Amphiprion barberi, hiding among anemone tentacles, Fiji, Amphiprion barberi, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Fiji Barberi Clownfish, Amphiprion barberi, hiding among anemone tentacles, Fiji.
Species: Fiji barberi clownfish, Amphiprion barberi
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34736  
Parrotfish detail, Fiji, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Parrotfish detail, Fiji.
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34737  
Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji, Dendronephthya, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Dendronephthya soft coral detail including polyps and calcium carbonate spicules, Fiji.
Species: Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
Image ID: 34738  
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Colorful and exotic coral reef in Fiji, with soft corals, hard corals, anthias fishes, anemones, and sea fan gorgonians.
Species: Anthias, Dendronephthya soft coral, Dendronephthya, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 34739  
Anthias fish school around green fan coral, Fiji, Pseudanthias
Anthias fish school around green fan coral, Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 34740  
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
Anthias fishes school in strong currents over a Fijian coral reef, with various hard and soft corals, sea fans and anemones on display. Fiji.
Species: Anthias, Pseudanthias
Location: Fiji
Image ID: 34741  
Juvenile Northern Elephant Seal Underwater, Coronado Islands, Mexico, Mirounga angustirostris, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
Juvenile Northern Elephant Seal Underwater, Coronado Islands, Mexico.
Species: Elephant seal, Mirounga angustirostris
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 36465  
California Sea Lions Underwater, Coronado Islands, Baja California, Mexico, Zalophus californianus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado)
California Sea Lions Underwater, Coronado Islands, Baja California, Mexico.
Species: California sea lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
Image ID: 36467  
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Farnsworth Banks, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus, Catalina Island
California reef covered with purple hydrocoral (Stylaster californicus, Allopora californica), Farnsworth Banks.
Species: Hydrocoral, Allopora californica, Stylaster californicus
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 37177  
Pacific torpedo ray Tetronarce californica, amidst huge schools of fish and baitfish, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island. This electric ray will shock the hell out of you if you are not careful, Tetronarce californica, Torpedo californica
Pacific torpedo ray Tetronarce californica, amidst huge schools of fish and baitfish, Farnsworth Banks, Catalina Island. This electric ray will shock the hell out of you if you are not careful.
Species: Pacific torpedo ray, Tetronarce californica, Torpedo californica
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 37231  
Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover, encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian.  The gorgonian on the left has been completely parasitized by zoanthid anemones, while the gorgonian to the right remains free of zoanthids (for now). A garibaldi swims below the two sea fans. 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, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Macrocystis pyrifera, San Clemente Island
Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover, encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian. The gorgonian on the left has been completely parasitized by zoanthid anemones, while the gorgonian to the right remains free of zoanthids (for now). A garibaldi swims below the two sea fans. 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, Luminescent parazoanthid, Zoanthid anemone, Giant kelp, Muricea californica, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 38493  
The Kelp Forest and Rocky Reef of San Clemente Island. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera
The Kelp Forest and Rocky Reef of San Clemente Island. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands.
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 38494  
The Kelp Forest and Rocky Reef of San Clemente Island. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands, Macrocystis pyrifera
The Kelp Forest and Rocky Reef of San Clemente Island. Giant kelp grows rapidly, up to 2' per day, from the rocky reef on the ocean bottom to which it is anchored, toward the ocean surface where it spreads to form a thick canopy. Myriad species of fishes, mammals and invertebrates form a rich community in the kelp forest. Lush forests of kelp are found throughout California's Southern Channel Islands.
Species: Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 38495  
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