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Orange Social Tunicates – Pacific Northwest Underwater Photos
These orange social tunicates (Metandrocarpa taylori) were found hidden and protected under the lower curve of a large boulder. Some orange social tunicates can be yellow in colour while others bright orange. These small clustered tunicates are joined together by a thin tissue layer at their bases. Orange social tunicates can reach 0.8 inches (2 cm) tall, with a range from southern Alaska to southern California.
Jim Auzins Photography is a website where I share photos, many of which are of the diverse marine life that thrives in the Pacific Northwest. Living on Vancouver Island provides a great opportunity to explore the ocean and witness the vast biodiversity, including many interesting invertebrates that inhabit the rocky reefs of the area. Jacques-Yves Cousteau said Vancouver Island has “the best temperate-water diving in the world and second only to the Red Sea.”
“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand
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