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Calcigorgia spiculifera  (Gorgonian Sea Fan)

Photo of Calcigorgia spiculifera by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15660)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Barry Islet, Queen Charlotte Strait Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, boulder/bedrock
Photo Date Upload Date January 04, 2012
Elevation (m) -25
UTM Zone # Latitude 50.8858333333333
UTM Easting Longitude -127.428333333333
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15660
Notes The Pink Gorgonian forms bushy fans to 30 cm across. Common below 25 m in Queen Charlotte Strait in current-swept habitats. First discovered in BC by scuba divers in the 1980s. Often perched upon by basket stars. Identified by Dr. F.M. Bayer.

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