Gorgonian Coral
(Calcigorgia spiculifera)

image of a Gorgonian Coral

Image ID: 226-00

Comments : These are deep, but worth the dive. They sit in fields as far as the eye can see on Barry Island, and twined around the branching parts are hundreds of small basket stars.
Common name : Gorgonian Coral
Scientific Name : Calcigorgia spiculifera
Location Found : Barry Island, Northern British Columbia
Actual Size : 2 feet high
Camera Used : Canon D60 digital in Ikelite Housing
Natural History :