California Golden Gorgonian Photo, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera



California Golden gorgonian in kelp forest. San Clemente Island, California, USA, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera, natural history stock photograph, photo id 03486Add To Light Table
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California golden gorgonian 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. San Clemente Island, California, USA. Image #23439
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California Golden gorgonian in kelp forest. San Clemente Island, California, USA

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Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Macrocystis pyrifera
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
Format: Film 3:2
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