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Paragorgia stephencairnsi  (Pink Candelabrum Gorgonian Coral)

Photo of Paragorgia stephencairnsi by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15663)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Agamemnon Channel, Jervis Inlet Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, boulder/bedrock
Photo Date Upload Date January 04, 2012
Elevation (m) -40
UTM Zone # Latitude 49.7383308410645
UTM Easting Longitude -124.043601989746
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15663
Notes The Pink Candelabrum Gorgonian Coral forms planar fans reaching 2 m across. Common below 40 m in Agamemnon Channel, Jervis Inlet. Also found within scuba diving depths in Tahsis Narrows. Widespread in deep water on BC coast. In March 2012, DNA studies of a specimen taken revealed that it was not Paragorgia arborea, but is comparable to Paragorgia stephencairnsi.

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