Sponge with rockfish on Cortes Spawning Grounds

An unidentified Demospongiae with a pink rockfish below a bank rockfish at 194 meters depth on Cortes Spawning Grounds. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Sponge with rockfish on Cortes Spawning Grounds
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Cloud sponge on Cortes Spawning Grounds

Aphrocallistes sponge with a galatheid crab at 169 meters depth on Cortes Spawning Grounds. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Cloud sponge on Cortes Spawning Grounds
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Hydrocoral and squarespot rockfish on Cortes Bank

Stylaster californicus (purple) and Coenocyathus bowersi (foreground) with a school of squarespot rockfish at 86 meters depth on Cortes Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Hydrocoral and squarespot rockfish on Cortes Bank
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Barrel sponge with a starry rockfish on Cortes Bank

A barrel sponge (family: Rossellidae) with a starry rockfish (Sebastes constellatus) at Bishop's Rock on Cortes Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Barrel sponge with a starry rockfish on Cortes Bank
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Eugorgia rubens at Bishop's Rock on Cortes Bank

Eugorgia rubens at 80 meters depth at Bishop's Rock on Cortes Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Eugorgia rubens at Bishop's Rock on Cortes Bank
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Sponge and bank rockfish on Cortes Bank

An unidentified Demospongiae with a bank rockfish (Sebastes rufus) at 246 meters depth on Cortes Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Sponge and bank rockfish on Cortes Bank
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Barrel sponge and rockfish on Cortes Spawning Grounds

A barrel sponge (family: Rossellidae) with a rockfish at 183 meters depth on Cortes Spawning Grounds. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Barrel sponge and rockfish on Cortes Spawning Grounds
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Cloud sponge on Cortes Spawning Grounds

Aphrocallistes vastus at 186 meters depth on Cortes Spawning Grounds. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Cloud sponge on Cortes Spawning Grounds
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Field of Plumarella sea fans with a greenspotted rockfish on Tanner Bank

Field of Plumarella sea fans with a greenspotted rockfish (Sebastes chlorostictus) at 93 meters on Tanner Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Field of Plumarella sea fans with a greenspotted rockfish on Tanner Bank
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Purple gorgonian Eugorgia rubens on Tanner Bank

Eugorgia rubens and a small Adelogorgia phyllosclera at 95 meters depth on Tanner Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Purple gorgonian Eugorgia rubens on Tanner Bank
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Christmas tree black coral on Cortes Spawning Grounds

Christmas tree black coral (Antipathes dendrochristos) with barnacles at 124 meters depth on Cortes Spawning Grounds. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Christmas tree black coral on Cortes Spawning Grounds
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Stylaster hydrocoral and squarespot rockfish on Tanner Bank

Stylaster californicus with many squarespot rockfish (Sebastes hopkinsi) at 48 meters depth on Tanner Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Stylaster hydrocoral and squarespot rockfish on Tanner Bank
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The red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis on Cortes Bank

Leptogorgia chilensis and blacksmith chromis (Chromis punctipinnis) at 49 meters depth on Cortes Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
The red gorgonian Leptogorgia chilensis on Cortes Bank
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Coralline red algae with a California scorpionfish on Tanner Bank

Coralline red algae with a California scorpionfish (Scorpaena guttata) at 45 meters depth on Tanner Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Coralline red algae with a California scorpionfish on Tanner Bank
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Stylaster hydrocoral on Tanner Bank

Stylaster californicus at 32 meters depth on Tanner Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Stylaster hydrocoral on Tanner Bank
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Plumarella sea fans with a flag rockfish on Tanner Bank

Plumarella sea fans with a flag rockfish (Sebastes rubrivinctus) at 95 meters depth on Tanner Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Plumarella sea fans with a flag rockfish on Tanner Bank
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Plumarella sea fans with a cowcod on Tanner Bank

Plumarella sea fans, shelf sponges (Poecillastra japonica) and a cowcod (Sebastes levis) at 96 meters depth on Tanner Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Plumarella sea fans with a cowcod on Tanner Bank
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Plumarella sea fan and a rosy rockfish on Tanner Bank

Plumarella sea fan (background) with a rosy rockfish (Sebastes rosaceus) at 80 meters depth on Tanner Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Plumarella sea fan and a rosy rockfish on Tanner Bank
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Purple gorgonian Eugorgia rubens on Tanner Bank

Eugorgia rubens at 80 meters depth on Tanner Bank. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Purple gorgonian Eugorgia rubens on Tanner Bank
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Lophelia rubble in a net on Cortes Spawning Grounds

Lophelia pertusa rubble in a net at 209 meters depth on Cortes Spawning Grounds. Credit: NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Advanced Survey Technologies Group.
Lophelia rubble in a net on Cortes Spawning Grounds
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