California Golden Gorgonian Photo, Muricea californica, Hypsypops rubicundus



Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater. Catalina Island, California, USA, Muricea californica, Hypsypops rubicundus, natural history stock photograph, photo id 23432Add To Light Table
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Garibaldi and California golden gorgonians 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 #23443
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Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater. Catalina Island, California, USA

Stock Photo: 23432  -?- 
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 16:9
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