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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, Semicossyphus pulcher, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica, San Clemente Island Harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus 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, red gorgonian, sheephead, Muricea californica, Lophogorgia chilensis, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Revilligigedos, Bodianus diplotaenia Harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Bodianus diplotaenia, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Bodianus diplotaenia, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Bodianus diplotaenia, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) 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 sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater, Semicossyphus pulcher, Muricea californica, Catalina Island California sheephead and golden gorgonian, giant kelp forest filters sunlight in the background, underwater, Semicossyphus pulcher, Muricea californica, Catalina 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, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Sheephead and golden gorgonian, underwater in a kelp forest, 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, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Sheephead and golden gorgonian, underwater in a kelp forest, Muricea californica, 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, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Klunzingers wrasse, Thalassoma rueppellii Masked butterflyfish, Chaetodon semilarvatus Harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus Harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus Sixbar wrasse, Thalassoma hardwicke Sixbar wrasse, Thalassoma hardwicke Sixbar wrasse, Thalassoma hardwicke Island wrasse, Thalassoma grammaticum Island wrasse, Thalassoma grammaticum Queen coris wrasse, Coris formosa Juvenile sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher Sheephead wrasse, female, Semicossyphus pulcher Juvenile sheephead wrasse, Semicossyphus pulcher California sheephead, adult male, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Juvenile sheephead, Farnsworth Banks, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island California sheephead, juvenile, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island California sheephead, gorgonian, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island California sheephead, juvenile, Semicossyphus pulcher, Catalina Island Rock wrasse, Catalina, Halichoeres semicinctus, Catalina Island Red gorgonian, sheephead, Lophogorgia chilensis, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island California sheephead and gorgonian amid kelp forest, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Mexican hogfish, adult male showing fleshy bump on head, Revilligigedos, Bodianus diplotaenia Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones, Semicossyphus pulcher, Parazoanthus lucificum, Catalina Island Juvenile sheephead swims above dead/dying brown gorgonian covered with yellow parasitic zoanthid anemones, Semicossyphus pulcher, Parazoanthus lucificum, Catalina Island California sheephead, adult male, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Rock wrasse, Catalina, Halichoeres semicinctus, Catalina Island Klunzingers Wrasse, northern Red Sea, Thalassoma rueppellii, Egyptian Red Sea California sheephead, male, Semicossyphus pulcher, Santa Barbara Island California sheephead, female, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Sheephead and sponges, Bens Rock, Semicossyphus pulcher California sheephead, gorgonian, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island Sheephead and starfish, Roca Ben, Semicossyphus pulcher Sheephead and sulfur sponges, Roca Ben, Semicossyphus pulcher   more ...

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