Monterey Bay Underwater - Jim Patterson
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California hydrocoral mixed with other marine invertebrates along a rocky reef in Monterey Bay

California hydrocoral mixed with other marine invertebrates along a rocky reef in Monterey Bay

California hydrocoral comesin a variety of colors and is a good indication of a healthy reef system. The staghorn shapes offer protection for other animals as evidenced in this photography. Look closely and you will see an urchin, staghorn bryozoans, spiny sea stars, ring top snails, brittle stars.

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