UV-illuminated fluorescent coral

UV-illuminated fluorescent coral

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Credit: CHRIS MARTIN-BAHR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: UV-illuminated fluorescent corals. This tank of corals, which includes Ctenactis sp., has been lit using ultraviolet light. It is thought that fluorescent pigments in corals may act as a sunscreen to protect coral from the damaging effects of ultraviolet light.

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