Red Gorgonian, Santa Barbara Island Photo



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 35828
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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

Stock Photo: 35828
Location: Santa Barbara Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 4:3
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Updated: February 23, 2020

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