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Primnoa pacifica  (Red Tree Coral)

Photo of Primnoa pacifica by <a href="http://www.seastarsofthepacificnorthwest.info/">Neil McDaniel</a>
© Neil McDaniel (Photo ID #15664)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Knight Inlet Photographer Neil McDaniel
Habitat subtidal, boulder/bedrock
Photo Date March 23, 2010 Upload Date January 04, 2012
Elevation (m) -30
UTM Zone # Latitude 50.6833333333333
UTM Easting Longitude -125.996944444444
UTM Northing Photo ID # 15664
Notes The Orange Gorgonian Coral forms large, wiry fans reaching 2 m and more across. Rarely encountered within scuba diving depths. Common and widespread in deep water along the BC coast, especially Queen Charlotte Sound. Identified from specimens by Dr. Stephen Cairns.

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