Lobophyllia coral fluorescing

Lobophyllia coral fluorescing

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Credit: LOUISE MURRAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lobophyllia sp. coral fluorescing under blue light at night. Some species of coral emit a fluorescent glow. It is thought the glow may attract symbiotic algae, or protect the coral from the intense ultraviolet light of the sun in shallow water. Photographed in the Red Sea, Egypt.

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