Garibaldi and Golden Gorgonian, Muricea californica



Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater. Catalina Island, California, USA, Muricea californica, natural history stock photograph, photo id 34216Add To Light Table
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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: 34216
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 2:3
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