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Gorgonian Sea Fans, red Tunicates, and rich invertebrate life were typical of many dive sites among the islands of the Galápagos. - Punta Vicente Roca, Isla Fernandina, Islas Galápagos, Ecuador -  Depth 45 feet or 14 meters

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Islas Galápagos, Ecuador, South America


*  In this image, the environment is dominated by a large Galápagos Sea Fan (Muricea sp. ?).   On the adjoining wall appear light tan sponges, highly reflective white sponges, and green algae.  Near the right center are lacy colonies of white Sea Frost (Filograna implexa).  At the lower right are a pair of unidentified red Tunicates.  At the time, these tunicates occurred  at a number of widely differing dive sites. 

An interesting feature of this particular habitat are the tan-white nodular forms at the base of the tunicates.  We found them interesting, but were unable to place them, even as to family.  It is conceivable they are a form of Ascidian.

Punta Vicente Roca, Isla Fernandina, Islas Galápagos, Ecuador - Depth 45 feet or 14 meters

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