Crab and coral fluorescing underwater

Crab and coral fluorescing underwater

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Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Crab and coral fluorescing underwater under blue light. Some species of underwater animals emit a fluorescent glow. It is thought the glow may attract symbiotic algae, or protect the the organism from the intense ultraviolet light of the sun in shallow water. Photographed Tondoba Bay, Red Sea, Egypt.

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