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The red gorgonian (Lophogorgia chilensis) is a filter-feeding colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 15-61 meters (50 to 200 feet). Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton as they drift by. It provides a habitat for the ovulid snail and zooanthid anemone. (photo: Shane Anderson)

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