This is a microscopic image of a little baby Fungia, that has grown from the tissue of it’s mother. This little ones mother (who was attached to the substratum via a stem) detached as it had grown too large for the appendage, and now begins a new life stage as a mobile, solitary coral.

This is a microscopic image of a little baby Fungia, that has grown from the tissue of it’s mother. This little ones mother (who was attached to the substratum via a stem) detached as it had grown too.

This image is U.V light being reflected off the defensive pigments created by Blastomussa wellsi. Coral fluorescence is a dazzling and unique phenomenon, that is as striking, as it is important to the health of the coral and it's zooxanthellae (symbiodinium). Zooxzanthellae are a single celled algae that host in the tissue of coral for protection and in turn the algae provide its host with nutrients it produces via photosynthesis, this mutual relationship is known as symbiosis…

V light being reflected off the defensive pigments created by Blastomussa wellsi. Coral fluorescence is a dazzling and unique phenomenon, that is as striking, as it is important to the.

This is the axial corallite polyp, or you could even think of it as the primary animal of a colony or branch. As the highest rate of growth in a branching morphology is associated in the tips, these polyps are often the oldest and largest within the colonies.

This is the axial corallite polyp, or you could even think of it as the primary animal of a colony or branch. As the highest rate of growth in a branching morphology is associated in the tips, these.

Alien vs Predator - Coral Feeding on Shrimp

Alien vs Predator - Coral Feeding on Shrimp

Born amidst salt and sea

Tiny bright green beacons in the night… the glowing tips of this Stylophora pistillata are covered in toxic nematocists used for trapping, and paralyzing prey.

Born amidst salt and sea : Photo

Born amidst salt and sea : Photo

Born amidst salt and sea

Fragments of the branching coral Acropora nana, fluorescing under U.

To understand corals just think of them like this Each one of these little “flowers"is an animal and each one of these animals lives in an "apartment block” known as a coral.

To understand corals just think of them like this Each one of these little “flowers"is an animal and each one of these animals lives in an "apartment block” known as a coral.

We get to live on this beautiful blue marble travelling through space at 460 metres per second (1000 miles an hour).

We get to live on this beautiful blue marble travelling through space at 460 metres per second miles an hour).


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