Red Gorgonian on Farnsworth Banks, Leptogorgia chilensis



Red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) on Farnsworth Banks reef. Catalina Island, California, USA, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis, natural history stock photograph, photo id 37181Add To Light Table
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Red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) on Farnsworth Banks reef. Catalina Island, California, USA

Stock Photo: 37181
Species: Red gorgonian, Leptogorgia chilensis, Lophogorgia chilensis
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
Format: Digital 1:1
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