A Sea Pen, anchored in the sand, spreads its comblike appendages to feed on organic particulates in the water column. This individual is about 30 cm high, and is also home to at least 8 individual commensal shrimp.
Shot in Indonesia
- Jeff Yonover 2015
- Image Size
- 4032x6048 / 15.8MB
indonesia, papua, west papua, irian jaya, raja ampat, raja empat, underwater, mpa, marine protected area, pacific ocean, ocean, sea, bird's head seascape, bhs, reef, coral reef, scuba, diving, damai, kofiau, Marine Life, Invertebrates, Cnidarians: Cnidaria, Anthozoans: Anthozoa, Octocorals: Octocorallia, Soft Corals: Stoloniferans: Gorgonians: Alyconacea, Gorgonians: Gorgonacea, Sea Pens: Pennatulacea, Arthropods: Arthropoda, Crustaceans: Crustacea, Malacostraceans: Malacostracea, Decapods: Decapoda, Commensal Shrimps: Pontoniinae
- Contained in galleries
- Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Jan. 2015