Red Gorgonian, Santa Barbara Island, #35828



Red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by. Santa Barbara Island, California, USA, natural history stock photograph, photo id 35828Add To Light Table
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Red gorgonian on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The red gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by. Santa Barbara Island, California, USA

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Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
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